|Although these are backwards, they show|
the condition of my shoes
These latest shoes were purchased a month ago from Walmart. They were the cheapest shoes offered. I figured that even though they were cheap, they should be able to last a few months before completely falling apart.
Before I go any further, I should note that I had purchased shoes by Starter before, and they had lasted about 3 months before experiencing serious problems. I felt comfortable that they would be able to last long enough for me to be able to justify spending a paltry $15 for them (I know, I know... that's WAY to cheap to spend on shoes that should last me 3 months! I should have spent at least, $30).
I was wrong to have thought that. Completely wrong.
|See the white? That's the sole peeking through|
the foot padding. Now that's exciting!
It just got worse from there: the holes got larger, and the padding seemed to disappear.
Have you every walked around in shoes that no longer have any foot padding? It hurts. It's worse than walking on bare feet, because the contours of the sole rubbing against parts of your heel hurt like crazy! I was walking around like that for the last two to three weeks of those shoes.
On a side note, it seems that every single one of my shoes that I have purchased in the past 5 years have worn out the foot pads in the heels. I usually keep the shoes because the rest of the shoes are good, it's just that the heel needs replacing. Why didn't I just get a Dr. Shoell's insert? Probably because I just wanted a new pair of shoes. Is that kind of weird?
|If I lifted up the front from the insides with my fingers, |
you would see my fingers very well. They were
almost considered open-toed shoes!
Well, that was the end of my shoes.