This weekend, while visiting my family in NJ, I decided to go to The Walking Company. I'd heard about stores like this and was hoping for some relief. Three years ago, I had foot surgery and my foot has never been the same since. Shortly after that surgery, I dropped a HEAVY suitcase on the other foot. I've been in pretty consistent pain ever since. So, I thought I'd give it a try. Worst case, they didn't work and I continue to live in pain. Best case, hallelujah!
The first thing you do, after pouring out your foot woes to the clerk, is step on to this foot pressure scan thing. It measures your pressure points and reveals the areas of concern. It's pretty cool. After they check your scan, they choose the best orthotics for you (is it me or does the word "orthotics" make you think of old people?)
After the scan, the clerk grabbed these, stuck them into a sneaker and handed it to me. I stepped my foot into it and WOW ... that's all I can say. I had NO pain... none. I snatched 'em up and ran to the counter to pay for them. They were pricey, but it was worth it not to have any pain. Actually, my mom bought them for me as an early birthday present (but I would have bought them anyway). My only fear is that I won't take them off... ever. I don't think Hubby will appreciate sneakers in bed, but I guess we'll find out.
I'm hoping these will encourage me to exercise and finally reach the fitness goals I set... back when I was going to turn 30. Do you think I'm putting unrealistic expectations on a piece of high-end memory foam? Nevermind. Don't answer that.