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Friday, July 16, 2010

Things that suck: Heel spurs, the finale

So, went to the foot doc today. It reminded me a lot of this:

"No, you just do that now. That's just a new thing you do, until you and your shitty ankle both die."

As expected, my internet research proved correct: ice, advil, stretching, shoe inserts. I can no longer wear my birkenstocks because they're too flat. sob. AND he told me to get expensive running shoes instead of my current expensive walking shoes. So, I head on over to Sports Authority and I try them all on, and I spend about 10 minutes talking with the cool dude who was helping me about the purpose of my purchase: it doesn't matter what they look like, it's the comfort and support that's important. Because LOOK what I ended up with.


I could have spent $25 more on the pair that weren't as supportive or flexible, because they weren't as hideously ugly, but that's totally unnecessary. It's not about what they look like, right? RIGHT?

WHY DO WOMEN'S SHOES HAVE TO BE PINK??? Are men's shoes baby blue? Seriously, that's just WRONG.


Kimberly said...

I'm in LOVE with Louis CK. IN. LOVE.

crogers said...

Those are fine. My theory is; buy running shoes you would not want to be caught dead in. There are two benefits:

1. You will never want to wear them to work or for anything other than running, so they will not wear out as quickly.
2. When you are wearing them they make you run/walk faster, so that other people who see you will not have enough time to judge you for wearing such ridiculous shoes.

Many years ago I actually bought a pair of purple and green Adidas running shoes for this exact reason.

jillsmo said...

You're a wise, wise man. I heart you.

Nibor said...

Okay, I've seen a lot of running shoes in my time, and those seriously are THE WORST pair I ever have seen. But I'm so glad that you got the ones that were the best for your feet (and not $25 more expensive).

Anonymous said...

swell. I'm obviously the only one who doesn't think those running shoes are ugly. but what do I know.

Muggle said...

First, I had almost that exact conversation with my doctor about my wrist... Louis is the bomb.
Second, my wife has always said that the uglier the show the better, more comfortable fit. She has always used this theory, it's like only medicine that is horrible cures you of anything important.

Muggle said...

shoe not show...sorry.

jillsmo said...

That's what therapists say: if it's not excruciatingly painful, it's not working. I will attempt to apply this wisdom to my horribly ugly shoes :)

Muggle said...

I've been accused of talking like a therapist before.... I think it was YOU!

jillsmo said...

Heh heh. Yeah.

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