Successful Foraging for Shoes

When woman has 4E width feet; shoe shopping is an exercise in frustration.  No cute sandals for those with wide feet.  One goes and looks at the cute shoes; sighs; and then goes to buy the ugliest, most expensive, and uncomfortable shoes existing.   In fact, I didn’t even know that shoes could be comfortable until in my late 30’s.  I would always go barefoot or wear tennis shoes with holes on the sides.  So with an upcoming trip to Europe; I’ve been stressing about shoes.

But miracles have occurred and I have 5 new pairs of comfortable shoes.  Bought another pair of the standard Birkenstock sandals with extra holes added by the shoemaker for wide feet.  Then my mom was able to buy some comfortable and not ugly sandals via mail-order; so I got two pairs (black and gray).  I bought a new pair of flip-flops from the men’s department.  And then today; I found a pair of 4E width tennis shoes; again from the men’s section of famous footwear. Hurrah!!!!! I have comfortable shoes.  Perfect for lots of walking in Europe.

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Author: Heres to ART not Cockroaches

Welcome to my life. My life as a mom is changing as the kids grow up, leave home, and build their own lives. This gives me a chance to rebuild myself as an artist, develop a spiritual path, and most fun of all, start going out on dates with my husband. Come here the stories about the small things in life that can make one very happy. Dogs running on a beach, great breakfast dates, kids and their adventures, and my own adventures in this wacky life. I'll share some of my progress in learning art while juggling a full time job as an engineer. And best of all, it's a chance for me to practice writing stories while keeping in touch with my kids. I look forward to hearing from you. Comments, thoughts, and invitations to meet for coffee are all welcomed. Enjoy the stories.

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