Ok, just one pile for right now. We still have some snow on the ground. Not much, but some, so my spring/summer shoes are in storage right now. This week I will bring them up and check them out, but for now, it's just tennis shoes.
Black DKNY tennis shoes. These are a little old, but leather, don't hurt my feet, and in good condition. I don't know why I need black tennis shoes. But I am going to keep them.
Lime green Merril. Leather and mesh. I am wearing them now, and they seem a bit large. I will have to wear them a bit more to see if they make the cut.
Baby blue Kangaroos. Nope. Not gonna make it. Gotta go.
Brown Puma. Hmmmm.... seemed like a good idea at the time. But they are comfy enough for yard work. So they stay.
Top left is a weird blue/green leather pair of Merrill's. They have that bungee cord thing instead of laces or velcro. They are uber-comfy. The problem? NO VENTILATION. I mean none. The smell of feet when I remove these shoes would kill a gorilla. I have to put them in another room- but comfy they are, so they stay.
Last pair- grey mesh Merrill's. I love these shoes. Comfy, mesh, so they breath all over. Velcro so easy on/easy off. Keepers- and I hope they make them again this year so I can get another pair.
To be honest, I have a problem with my feet. They hurt all the time. I have been to doctors and no real, conclusive, reason has been found yet. Just a lot of -I think, or maybe's. I say yet though , because there is a possibility. Due to my cancer and resulting surgery, they removed my lymph glands. Without these, the lymph fluid tends to collect at the lowest point in your body- the legs and feet.
Right after my surgery 4 years ago I was warned about fluid and fluid collection. Lymphedema is a really serious , kind of gross, condition. Did you see the show about the woman with the 99 lb. leg? That is caused by lymphedema. I didn't provide a link because, honestly, the pictures are icky. You can google if you wish. I had a bout of it after my surgery- my left leg ballooned up about 25%, but then it went back down. Right now, my legs are a bit puffy but that's it. But I have had left knee problems and foot issues for about 4 years now. ( I almost had knee surgery last winter but decided not to at the last minute) so I may have an answer.
I loved shoes. Loved them. But heels make my feet hurt and swell after about 10 minutes. Flat shoes are torture- no arch support so I can't wear them. Plus, I need my shoes to be able to get off my feet rather quickly- so my shoe options are rather limited now and it kills me. I can't be a slave to fashion any more, but I will NOT wear ugly orthopedic nightmares. I just can't. So it's off for more shoe shopping.