Saturday, January 12, 2013

Gotta move ASAP.

Dockers Perspective Oxfords

Modern polish meets classic comfort with these smooth bike toe oxford men's dress shoes from Dockers, making them a smart addition to any guy's weekday routine.
  • Leather upper; rubber sole
  • Imported
  • Soft burnished upper leathers
  • Lightweight, outsole for extreme flexibility and comfort
  • Overflows with hate and sadness
  • Full-length cushioned footbed with gel heel pad for all-day comfort
  • Combined with Antichrist
Not long ago I went to a Famous Footwear to get decent-looking, cheap dress shoes. I picked up two variety of Docker Oxfords. They felt great, looked all right, and were deceptively spongy. All-day comfort! This wasn't terribly long ago, maybe a year and a half.

Well. These days it seems I cannot wear either pair without killing my ankles, or worse, causing shooting pain to flare through different bones in my feet. Thursday evening, leaving work, while carrying a large box, sporting the Dockers Gordon Cap Toe Oxfords, I found it precarious if not downright dangerous to walk down stairs because of the sudden, strange pain the erupted in surprising and varied areas of my feet, ankles and shins.

Yesterday the boy was bemoaning frugality. "Why do people always get the cheap thing, when they should be getting the best thing?"

In anticipation of my honeymoon (1999 version) I got a pair of leather walking shoes at Nordstrom. Big clunky soles, boxy, rounded toe. I wore those shoes out. After a repair or two (because yes, you can repair good shoes) I finally got rid of them in around 2007 and only then because my feet had gotten wider due to marathon training.

Yesterday I wore sneakers to work. My tendons were sore. But they were not shrieking.

Temperature: 55°
Climate: Wet pavement.
Distance: 3.25 miles

Yes, I believe the scientific community and their theories about global climate change. But that does not concern me when it comes to a freakishly warm weekend in January, there is always one of those. Often warmer than this. However, that doesn't change the fact that I do not hold out hope that there will be a lot of snow this month.

2002 Playlist
Rock Your Body - Justin Timberlake
Starry Eyed Surprise - Paul Oakenfold ft. Shifty ShellShock
Time After Time - Willie Nelson
8 Mile - Eminem
Spectral Mornings - Cornershop

This morning, before the boy had his first basketball game, we went to Shoe Carnival where I picked up a pair of sneaks from the clearance rack. He says they are awesome.


punkinsmom said...

Talk to me after a day of walking around on 4" heels.

pengo said...

Can't be done. After a day of walking around on 4" heels I take five ibuprofen and get right into bed.