I guess my shoes did not always fit right, because my Big toe curves toward the other little piggies. I think the intention was to look after them and protect them. LOL
Once while hiking, we attended a ‘Boot Camp’. That is where the boot makers modify boots to match your feet. I felt a little embarrassed, the kid looking at my feet calls to the BIG BOSS and says, “Here we have Bunions, severe curvature, and hammer toes. A lot of work needed here!”
(Gonna get me some ants or spiders so they will have something else to look at. LOL)
Now I had asked about burning soles of my feet, not my toes. After listening to what all was needed, I repeated my problem and question.
“After about an hour of hiking the soles of my feet begin to burn, can you prevent that?”
Answer, “WE can sure try, but we cannot eliminate it.”
“Then I appreciate your time, but bunions, curvatures and hammer toes do not hurt, the the burning is what is bad.”
My Sherry has pretty feet and they fixed her up with some ‘custom made ‘Super Feet’ insoles. for her boots.
The strange thing is, after spending too much money on BOOTS, I found that Reebok tennis shoes with a few cuts here and there are my best solution. My feet needed air and I gave it to them. Also, fording creeks in leather boots ain’t very smart. they don’t dry out like tennis shoes.
Once after fording a creek about 8 times, Sherry’s boots were soaked. I made a BIG MISTAKE of drying them over the campfire, and they became stiff and caused her feet more damage. You learn the hard way sometimes.
Remember the Shoe-fitting Fluoroscopes, (Pedoscopes, in the UK/Europe.)? You could put on a new pair so shoes and look thru the face piece and see your toes and feet bones. This was supposed to give you a better fit but the biggest reason was to get kids to come in to buy more shoes so they could see their bones wiggle. The machines were outlawed in the 1950-1960’s. The x-rays were damaging tissues and could have caused cancer because it was used like a toy with no time controls.
Anyway most of us have worn used shoes and also cheap shoes. We have had many hand me downs, however I did refuse to wear Shirl’s shoes. LOL
Thanks for coming this way.
PS: (ain’t it the truth!)
Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for – in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it.
1953 Packard Carribean (I would like to put my foot on this gas pedal (accelerator for you younger folk<)).