Saturday, June 5, 2010

Where does it go?

Where does all the time go anyway? It's zooming by. I've been super busy at work, which is a good & bad thing. So far we are having a good start to the summer season, that's good... but I've been really tired, that's the bad thing. Oh well, it only lasts a few months.

Speaking of work... if you have followed my blog for a while I'm sure you've heard me complain about my feet hurting. If you have just started reading my blog, my feet hurt pretty much all the dang time. There have been days when my big toes are down right painful when I finally get off my feet, just burning & sore. And here lately my right hip has started hurting too. It really sucks getting older! LOL To make a long story short, I'm on my feet all day at work a lot of times. And I hate wearing sneakers in the summer, it's just too dang hot for them. I hate having hot feet. I live in my flip flops through Spring, Summer & Fall. Unfortunately they aren't the best thing to be wearing when you have feet problems.

I've been searching online for some "better" flip flops, something that isn't so uncomfortable to wear all day. But they had to be cute at the same time. That's a pretty tall order. Most shoes that are better for your feet really aren't all that attractive. Times have changed though! I found this website, Orthaheel. But I really wanted to try some on before I purchased them. After all, these aren't $10 flip flops... so today I headed to a store in Myrtle that carried them.

I came home with these, Orthaheel Tide Sandals.

See, these are really cute flip flops. This is the color that I got today. If I really like them I might get another color, or possibly another style, they have several. They feel really good on my feet. A little weird though, I'm not used to wearing flip flops that have proper arches & foot alignment. LOL  The big test will be next week when I wear them to work. I will let everyone know the results. And they do have a 30 day money back guarantee, can't get any better than that!

I also had a computerized foot analysis & it confirmed the hot spots on my feet that hurt all the time. The pressure points caused by the way I stand. And the big toe was one of them. I was amazed at the little test they did, wearing my regular flip flops & clasping my hands together in front of me & in back of me they could pull me forward or backwards by putting pressure on my hands. They slipped a little thin orthopedic support under my foot, when they tried the test again with these I didn't budge. Amazing! I will be saving my money for some of those supports for my shoes!

I see comfy, pain free feet in my future! :)

I also had a good day shopping for shorts for work too. (I hate shopping just so you know, unless it's for fiber or yarn, he he.) I went to 2 stores & came away with 4 pairs of shorts that were on sale! Usually I have to go to 10 stores & still don't find what I'm looking for. It was a good day! I also got the grocery shopping done, so tomorrow I plan on knitting, spinning, making stitch markers, & watching the race.

Hopefully tomorrow I'll get some photos of some newly spun yarn & some pretty roving that I've just acquired. Hope everyone is having a good weekend!


Channon said...

Too bad I can't figure out where to get those shoes! They look very comfortable. I'd write more, but Gretchen says it is bedtime NOW.

Mary said...

Oh, thanks for the tip on the shoes...though the nearest store to carry them is 35 miles away. I have a horrible time finding shoes that don't hurt. Only m*rrell clogs have worked for me, but they're not exactly a shoe you can wear everywhere (though I usually do). Even have a pair of outrageously priced (though I didn't pay that much) m*phistos, but they still aren't as comfortable as I would like. Hope these do the trick for you at work.

gaylen said...

those flip flops are cute. Hope your "day off" gives you everything you need. g

Nichole said...

Can't wait to hear the official results... I might need to get me a pair!

NH Knitting Mama said...

Aw, Anita. That sucks that your feet are still hurting. I hope the shoes help! They are cute!

Anonymous said...

I hope you can get your foot problems under comfortable control! That just stinks to have painful feet. Cute flip flops for sure :)

Bubblesknits said...

lol You sound like me when it comes to clothes shopping. I loathe it. Very un-female of me, I guess. ;)

Glad you found some shoes that might help!