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New Shoes!

August 26th, 2017 at 05:38 am

I did go to the Skechers Outlet yesterday, and they had the shoes I've been eying online. The price was the same, with the added advantage that I got to try them on and there was no shipping cost. I paid $44, and I'm happy to have them. They are so comfortable!

I also got my haircut -- $17 even with the coupon! Price is going up. And while I was waiting for the outlet to open, I got a muffin at Corner Bakery for $2.

Once home, I did a load of laundry for $1.50.

My variables are up to 50%. But I think I have done most of my purchasing. I have a trip to BFF's coming up, as well as dinner in the city with friends, and an outing to the botanical gardens. And I imagine I will have to pay more medical bills.

I realized last night that I will have to pay my assessment fee twice this cycle. I already paid it, but it will come due again the day before I get paid again. Bummer. It will have to come out of savings, as the budget doesn't allow for a double dip.

I cancelled the rest of my physical therapy. I won't do any exercise until I see the doctor on September 6 and get the green light.

I have to report for jury duty on September 5. If I get chosen, and if the trial lasts more than one day, that will throw a wrench into some of my plans, but I guess the bright spot is that I would get paid a little. The worst part is figuring out how to get there (it's in the city) and where to park. I've tried to figure out mass transit, but it's too complicated -- two trains and a bus. Too many opportunities to screw up and be late.

6 Responses to “New Shoes!”

  1. Jackie n Says:

    Can I be a bit nosey and ask for details on your Sketchers? I have heard great things about their Go Walkers but was told to look for those without the memory foam. I had bought a pair at Costco earlier and they were alright but not for any length or distance, I realized they had the memory foam. My feet have been bothering me all summer (plantar fasciitis) so I'm on a quest for new shoes.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    I bought the Relaxed Fit sneaker clogs, and they do have memory foam. However, I did not buy them as walking shoes; they will be more like slippers to wear around the house and for short outings. The foam feels really good on my feet. I've had plantar faciitis and neuromas and painful calluses, so I understand about finding comfortable shoes.

    For walking and working out, I wear Merrells or Saucony's with orthotics inserted.

  3. snafu Says:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTgIV6WrEMo

    Plantar fasciitis is so tricky to deal with. There are specially trained Podiatrists who evaluate the biomechanics of feet and custom make or work with technicians who make the orthotic insoles that supports your feet. They are expensive and require organization so that you are removing existing insoles and transferring the custom inserts shoe, to shoe to shoe.

    If your physician has identified your exact foot issue and submitted the bill to medical insurance in hope they would reimburse something. I was shocked to get a cheque for the full amount in about 6 weeks.

  4. snafu Says:

    Jackie n, sorry the gremlins have again attacked my Mac Book Air...trying to say, check with insurance, they may pay at least a portion of a custom orthotic if ordered by a physician. DH spent about $ 120. on various, 'off the rack' insole inserts until he found 'gels' that solved his problem.

  5. Jackie n Says:

    ThanksSmile I may have to just bite the bullet and see a podiatrist

  6. rob62521 Says:

    Jackie, may I suggest you try some of the exercises for plantar fasciitis? You can Google it and see there are some simple ones that have helped me. I went to a podiatrist a number of years ago and was diagnosed and had these orthodontics made. They helped, but they were darn uncomfortable being a very hard plastic. I broke them in the first six months and although the doctor made another set, I was informed if they broke again, I would be paying for them out of pocket. Insurance did cover most of the bill, but this was a long time ago. Anyway, I read that there are exercises which stretch the feet and now many chiropractors also offer some treatment which may or may not be covered. I have graduated to the place where I can buy the inserts at the store and do the exercises.

    CB, great job on the shoe price! Sore feet are one of the biggest miseries in life!

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