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When the Shoe Fits (a Man and is Vetoed by a Woman)

After finding a pair of Merrell lace ups for $20 in the clearance section of a quality shoe store, I periodically drop in to see if I might get lucky again. While those Merrells fit nicely, they are too flimsy for longer walks. The other evening I returned to look for something more substantial for my sensitive feet, which recently expanded half a size, making my already … Continue reading

Cents and Sensible Shoes

The horrifying collapse of the building in Bangladesh was on my mind when I went on another shoe expedition this weekend.  With Denver temperatures reaching the 80s, I wondered if I’d have to imprison my toes all summer in lace-ups that accommodate my boat-sized, white orthotics.  Since Colorado might as well be called Flip-flopistan (some … Continue reading

Meditating on My Footprint

I have disproportionately large feet. Contrary to the predictions of my heavily perfumed and amply cleavaged seventh grade French teacher, my stature never became commensurate with my outsized feet (and hands).  She swore I would be at least 5’6″.  Although I found her personality eccentric and her scent overpowering, I had faith in her prophecy … Continue reading

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