Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The five continent shoes get the boot - another foot story

I don't think I'm the only one that keeps certain items of clothing well beyond their time. The cozy sweater, the t-shirt from that once in a lifetime concert or the comfortable shoes.

I call these the five continent shoes because I've worn them in North America (many locations in USA and Canada and possibly Mexico), South America (Chile), Europe (England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Greece), Africa (Egypt) and Asia (Saudi Arabia, Turkey). If I had gone to Australia I'd have taken them there but not to Antarctica (just a bit too cold, boots would be a better choice).

I thought after I'd had my foot surgery these would be one of the shoes I'd gravitate back to since I used to be able to wear them all day and they sure were broken in. But alas, they just didn't work for me anymore so they got the boot so to speak and are possibly being worn by another or maybe the donation site took one look at them and said "you've got to be kidding me" and threw them out.

On a side note apparently there is some debate as to how many continents there really are. I'd always thought it was 7 but it varies between four and seven depending on how you look at it.

Until my next post,

1 comment:

  1. Yes I have a pair of Merril winter slides that fit that bill. I orginally bought them to just run out to put out the trash but soon found myself wearing them in the basement to keep my feet warm and then they graduated to everyday wear when there was no snow, and now I really must move them out, so they got a machine washing and went into the bag for Dr. Simmone's kids. There really is nothing wrong with them except that if I don't do this I'm sure they'll have to be surgically removed from my feet at some point.