As I’ve said before, I don’t always find shopping for new shoes easy, and I don’t always find it enjoyable either. However, last week I went on a new shoe hunt that was a totally different experience to what I would normal have.
I noticed that I was getting a hole in the pair of boots that I wear when I’m not leaving the house in my splints for whatever reason. I always seem to wear the toes on the away because of the way that my feet scrape along the ground when I walk. It doesn’t always take long for this to happen either. But I have to have some different to wear when I’m not using my splints because I need to get a bigger size when my splints are involved so that there’s room for them to go inside.
We’ve had quite a lot of rain here recently and I don’t really like getting wet feet, (who does?), so I knew that, as much as I didn’t want to do it, it was time to hit the shops and look for something new. I decided to do it while I was out with my mum, so that she could help me with any that I decided to try on. I pictured us going round loads of shops and it taking me quite a while to find anything suitable for me, or that I would feel comfortable in.
Oh, how wrong I was.
This time, we were really lucky.
“What about something like this?” Mum asked, holding up a pair of brown boots. They were lined inside too so they would help keep my feet warm. I also quite liked them, but I’m always prepared to buy whatever I can get that seems like it will be okay, even if they aren’t always the things that I would choose based on appearance alone.
I tried them on, but I was also trying really hard not to get my hopes up, just in case.
They actually seemed really comfy, and I felt pretty okay walking in them. It really wasn’t a hard choice. I decided to get them. They were only the first ones I’d looked at but I knew that I didn’t need to look any further. I had found my new boots.
Getting the right ones straight away is something that hardly ever happens on my shoe shopping trips. Sometimes, I come away empty-handed the first time and have to try again on another day. Not that time though, no sir-ee! Needless to say, I was pretty happy about that.
I know that they won’t get worn too often soon once I bed my new splints properly, but I like to have something around that I can turn to if I need to.
I’m hoping to post an update about how I’m getting on with my bedding my day splints in, and also about how I’m finding my new night splints, later this week when I’ve had a bit more time to get used to them.
Still, as fun as that shoe shopping trip turned out to be in the end, I would be quite happy to wait a while before I have to get more new footwear.