Darqstar (darqstar) wrote,
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It's one of those "good news-bad news" situations.

The balls of my feet have really been acting up whenever I go walking. Actually, they've been hurting even when I'm not walking. I thought maybe I'd strained them, but when I was unable to walk cause of the virus, the moment I started, the pain returned.

So, I thought maybe it was the sneakers. Since I had a pair of extra running sneakers under my bed, I pulled them out and wore them today. And that does seem to be the problem.

Considering I've been putting 150 miles + per month by going for walks, it's not too surprising my sneakers are worn. Even though they look great. *g* So, I bring out the new sneakers, take the old walking sneakers and make those my "every day" sneakers. Throw away the original pair of walking sneakers.

But, my problem is that my work shoes have apparently worn out too. Cause the last two times I've worn them while working, my feet have ached terribly.

Yes, it seems when you start doing the walking I do, your feet become very very picky about what you put on them, even if you're not really going for a walk.

The problem is that my work shoes must be solid white. No colors at all. No logo in grey, nothing but pure white on the whole shoe. There's only one company that seems to make athletic shoes in pure white and that's Avia. Who I really hate the idea of buying from, but I will if I have to. But, their shoes are expensive, about 65 dollars a pair. (I can get my Saucony walking/running shoes for about 40 dollars a pair if I'm willing to buy "discontinued" models.)

My other alternative are nursing shoes, but again, the price is close to the same, if not more.

Anyone have any advice on how to revitalize a pair of working sneakers so I can get a couple more months out of them? There is no way I can afford to dump 60+ dollars on work shoes right now. Or, baring that, anyone know a very cheap, all white shoe that will give me the support I need? Apparently, that "perfect gait" I have, that impressed the hell out of the shoestore clerk, also means that I strike a little hard on the ball of my foot and I need extra protection for that. So, any ideas?

Do those Dr. Shol gell inserts really work? I'd buy a pair of those if I thought they'd give me a couple more months with my sneakers, but I don't want to spend 10-15 dollars to have them not work at all.
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