|Forum topic by millzit||posted 02-20-2012 03:10 PM||1266 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
02-20-2012 03:10 PM
well, they were until i found these:
they are called ‘shape-ups’ and i found them at academy sports. for years, my wife and buds had been telling be to get some nice ‘expensive’ shoes to wear in the shop. i would buy the cheap on sale tennies or boots at wallum. being extra hard on shoes, i wasn’t going to drop those happy bucks on shoes that would only last a couple of weeks. as we all know, we do more standing than walking in the shop. standing kills my feet. it got to where my heels would kill me after a couple hours in the shop and i had to go do other things. i tried those floor pads, they seemed to help some, but are expensive to cover the whole floor of the shop. insoles were a waste of time and dollars.
then one day on a trip to b’ham, my wife wanted to stop at academy for some camping supplies and talked me into the shoe department. doomed by ‘the look’ i reluctantly tried on several pairs, to no avail. maybe the price tag was screaming at me “NO”. then my wife showed me the shape up. Shape-up? i told her , at 64 years old, i am not interested in toning my buttocks or calves….....:). but, they looked interesting and tried them on. when i stood up, it was like NIRVANA!. i have very flat feet, and these shoes have extra, extra padding on the instep and when i stood up, the balls of my feet and heels were like hanging in space. here is a profile pic and it is worth a thousand words…....:
walking was another thing, had to learn how to walk all over again…......
yeah, they look kinda raunchy now, but they are six months old and i still wear them everyday, everywhere. which brings up the reason for this post.
last week, another trip to b’ham was in order (my wife is from b’ham so we make lots of trips there) and she said it was time for some new shoes since i embarrassed her by wearing my shop shoes everywhere. well, first place i headed was for the ‘shape up’, picked out my size and color and headed for the checkout…......:
........headed to the shop!
-- .......now cut that out!