I have tried on about 20 pairs of shoes in the past few days. You see, I am still healing from my "bunionectomy," so I have to be careful what shoes I wear. I've been wearing my big, clunky, white tennis shoes for the past month and I'm sick of it. Since I'll be dressing up more than normal at my conference this week, I at least needed a wearable pair of black shoes. I bought a really cute pair of black ecco sneakers, but when I got them home and tried them on again, they were just too narrow. I need my toe to not be squished at all so that the bone will heal correctly. It is really hard to find a pair of shoes that doesn't require your toes to lean in a little bit. But there is one pair out there. I found them. I spent more than I should have on these eye-sores, but you have to understand - I am desperate to wear shoes other than sneakers. These shoes are ugly. They are not shoes I would have ever bought if I had a choice. They are weird and I don't like them, but they are the only ones that work for me at this point in time. Here they are:
Do you see how they have a weird sole in the front? When I walk towards you, it looks like I'm floating. Supposedly they are "engineered to roll naturally, reducing heel and central metatarsal pressure," but I think I look like a fool. They have all sorts of technical features that are supposed to be really good for you - they better be! Otherwise I'll just look like I've gone granola. And granola does not suit me.