Monday, February 26, 2007

Wicked Stepsister Woes

I find shoe shopping stressful. It's stressful because I have giant feet that become magically disconnected from my brain when I'm trying on shoes. For example, last fall I spent $180 on hiking boots that make my toes fall asleep when I'm SITTING IN CLASS. How did I walk up and down the store's fake rock trail a million times without figuring out that my toes were ramming into the front of the boots? Nice one Jamie.


Yesterday I went shopping for climbing shoes, which you're supposed to buy 1-2 sizes smaller than street shoes. Everytime I try to buy some, I get frustrated and leave the store with nothing. How the heck do I figure out which ugly, too-small, pinchy shoe fits best on my ridiculous foot?
If only Merv's carried climbing shoes, I know the Primeaus could help me figure it out...

6 comments:

jamie said...

wow James. That sure is a dilemma and I have ZERO amount of advice for you. I know nothing about climbing shoes and neither does Merv. I don't think shoes should ever be too small for someone but I'm not a climber at all. It just seems like unnecessary pain that a person should go through. Why do they need to be too small? Now I'm a little upset and wondering. I don't like it...not one little bit...

Jamie said...

Apparently, they need to be tight enough to keep your foot from bending as you climb. With a tight shoe, your foot is really solid and you can jam it into small cracks and stuff.

I think they're only supposed to hurt a little but still...

Heather M. said...

That is hilarious! You crack me up!

Perpetualstudent said...

hmmm cramming your feet into extra small shoes only to cram them into small cracks . . . sounds like a pediatrist's nightmare!

Anonymous said...

I know, take me shopping!!

Karen said...

That last comment was by me, by the way.

 
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