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August 6, 2008

The Right Footwear

Filed under: Events,Life stuff,travel — carnationzky @ 9:23 am
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Good old comfy Kito sandals travelled with me to Toronto

Good old comfy Kito sandals (left) travelled with me to Toronto

Wish I brought the right ones when I was in Singapore last July. I was not able to wear then my favorite and comfy Scholl sandals which would have been perfect there. Since my friend told me that it was raining there everyday, I did not want to soil this nice pair. So I chose another pair of step-in which later on I found out was not suitable for Singapore. Especially because they were not meant for walking. And walk a lot we did! As a result, my leg and feet muscles suffered from all the strain of walking and running and climbing. I kept wishing I brought even my older rubber Kito sandals instead of this nice gold, shiny, very flat step-in, which are good only for fashion and short-term wear. My feet had to exert more effort to hold on to the shoe surface because it was so slippery there was no traction on the surface. Until we came back to Thailand, I still felt the pain. So the next day (good I was still on leave), I went to Future Park to have a foot massage. And wow! It was so relaxing and I felt much better.

This shoe experience reminds me of the question my husband used to ask me (a long time ago): “Why do you need so many pairs of shoes?” My answer to him was: I need to have shoes for every occasion. I do not have that many actually compared to some, especially you know who! But I have enough pairs which I can choose from to go with the occasion or with what I am wearing, with my mood or with the weather. When traveling, I always bring at most two more pairs of footwear in addition to what I am already wearing. Just in case. But during this Singapore trip we were using a budget airline so our luggage space was limited.

Anyway, lesson learned: never sacrifice comfort with convenience. Does this make sense?

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3 Comments »

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    Pingback by The Right Footwear : PinoyBlogoSphere.com (PBS) — August 7, 2008 @ 5:42 am

  2. Merrell shoes are also one of the most comfy ones I’ve tried. Aside from sandals, they also have closed shoes that I wear especially when travelling so I don’t have to bring different shoes for different occasions. They’re actually performance footwear (a little pricey because of the technology), but they look very nice. The maryjanes are my favorite pair since I don’t have to sacrifice fashion for comfort!

    Comment by kat — August 7, 2008 @ 9:30 am

  3. i will try to look for those then. i have just been to the mall to look for a pair or two, different types of course. but could not find the types i want. so will try again next week. either they are too high for me or too low, or too dainty, hmmm.

    Comment by jigsz — August 7, 2008 @ 1:00 pm


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