Sep. 15th, 2015

fenchurch: (Barefooter)
(Hint: you end up with too many of them.)

A week or so ago, I posted a realization on Facebook... that, as near as I can tell, one of the big secrets to successful adulting seems to be simply remembering to put things back where they belong when you're done with them. It's something I'm not particularly good at, but I'm getting better (in large part because I've discovered I really like being able to find what I'm looking for when I need it). This actually applies to something that happened yesterday.

Once upon a time, I didn't really wear shoes, at least not if I could help it. I owned, on average, about two pairs at any one time... preferring to go barefoot when I could (I even had ways of doing it stealthily) and wearing slippers that gave the illusion of wearing shoes when I couldn't, with usually a pair of sandals and a pair of skateboarding shoes for times when more shoe was required (the latter worked really well in the winter time... and unlike other sports shoes, they tended to be fairly flat inside with a lot of room for feet to spread as you walk).

Then I discovered minimalist shoes.

I love my Vibram Fivefingers. They've opened up this great new world to me and, I'll be honest, are the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn. I wear them hiking, walking, while doing yardwork, pretty much whenever... all things I used to do barefoot when I could. So, I watch for sales and when I find a particular model that I like, I'll buy several pairs, because I've learned that these sorts of things will actually get discontinued (seriously, before this I had very little exposure to the realities of shoe-buying). And then I discovered that there are other sorts of minimalist shoes out there... including my other favorite, Vivobarefoot. Their shoes look a lot more like normal shoes, but are designed to not confine feet the way normal shoes do and to still give some decent "Ground-Feel."

My previous favorites, Vibram FiveFingers Speed, got discontinued about a year ago... I managed to find some new ones out on eBay last year, but they're reaching end of life (and I sincerely thank my runner friends for telling me that shoes have a lifespan, because it honestly never would have occurred to me and I would have gone on being confused as to why my feet were suddenly starting to hurt), so I've been on the hunt for something to replace them.

And here's where it gets a bit funny. )

Crossposted from my Livejournal.


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