I am a Sketchers kinda girl. Easy to find, models don't change much year to year. White leather. Pretty easy and don't forget, mostly affordable.
Stephanie is a tennis shoe hound. I am not sure I even know how many pairs of shoes she owns. She changes them throughout the day. The comfort of her feet is critical to her well being. I say rock on.
For me? I just put my feet in my shoes and don't really think about them again until my shoes come off at the other end of the day.
I'm easy like that.
But lately, my back issues (syringomyelia) has given way to hip problems and nerve issues that shoes seem to increase or decrease. So Stephanie took me to the Fit Right NW store in town and had them run me through their walking diagnostic test and from there they determined the type of show I needed.
*Ahem* *cough cough*
Waaaaaay too much money later, I was the proud owner of a pair of Ghost GXT shoes. They were AWESOME! For the first two weeks. Then I noticed a squeak, an uncomfortable feeling inside started to develop. Huh. Weird. I took them back to the store (because honestly? For the kind of money I wanted shoes that would STAY amazing. You know?
I had hoped it was just a glitch. So they special ordered me another pair (they didn't have any in stock). While they were working on their end, I looked around the shop. Fancy stuff. So much gear for running (and is it wrong that I thought, ever so briefly, about buying the stickers for your car that have the miles you have run? Hee hee. A runner I am not, and never will be but the general population doesn't need to know that and they could look at me in awe when they see my 26.2 mile sticker. Yeah right.). I didn't see any of the fancy salomon s lab items but there was so much stuff crammed in a small store. Who knew? It actually made me wish, for a brief second, that I could (and wanted to) run.
Anyway.....they ordered the new shoes. They came in. I was thrilled beyond reason. And then yesterday, eight days in, the same issues started to present themselves. Clearly, this is not the right show for me.
So now I need to go back and try again with a different pair. Which sucks. Because these are cool. They are black, which means I can wear them and pretend I'm dressed up more than tennis shoes usually allow, and personally, I think that's kind of cool. I'm not a brightly colored shoe kind of girl. And right now? I'm kinda missing my Sketchers.
But I'm sure I will eventually find a good pair that will work and help ease the pain I have.