Trucks of Art
1962 Ford F-100
Today: (Yesterday made me think more of feet, boots)
Back packing the Appalachian Trail you learn the importance of locating water and learn how important foot care is. I met a man in his thirties who said he had never worn a pair of shoes. He lives in Key West. He was one of Mark’s football coaches.
(The coach on the right!)
He played all sports in school barefooted. Not everyone could do that. Many people have poor posture and many aches and pains because of lack of ‘arch’ support.
The first 100 miles of the AT, my feet started giving me trouble. A lady at a sporting goods store said, “What you need is, ‘Super Feet’. They are expensive shoe inserts.” I did purchase some later and have used them ever since. I still use the original pair I bought.
Lately Sherry’s back and legs began to bother her. ‘Vionics’, a support shoe was recommended. Since wearing them she feels much better. They are not cheap (by my standards) but for my girl I am fine with it. She feels much better after switching. (I get more kisses!)
(Below is the last pair of boots I hiked the AT wearing. I gave them to grandson Josh. He sent me this picture when he was wearing them.)
I don’t give health advice but I am always surprised that something that doesn’t seem related causes specific health problems. I know that foot support is important to me and my posture, so I do use the Super feet.
I am always amazed when someone says something like, “That back massage sure cleared up my head ache.”…
One of the worst medical mistakes I know of concerned my neighbor in NC, Mr. Nelon. A sweet old man that grew and sold beautiful flowers. He had no teeth. Early in life he experienced terrible headaches. His doctors in the 1920s told him it was his teeth so they were all pulled, but it did not help!
Life is still good but sometimes a second opinion might be smart.
PS: After walking 300 miles, the soles of my feet burned, then it hit me…., Why not my work boots? I love ‘em. I have worked 12-14 hours a day with no foot complaints. I tried them, after 5 miles I gave them up, walking and working are NOT the same. HAHA!
PS2: The Super feet and Vionics are not recommendations, but they work for us.