so, the first thing I want to share is this quote from an article in the Upper West Side News (How fun is that? Reminds of the neighborhood newspapers here at home).
“Women Search Far and Wide for Extra-Wide Shoes” Andrea Eiquier Upper West SideNews Volume #1 No. 19, September 15-29, 2011
“I inherited my mother’s feet. They look more hobbit than human – wide and flat, with the beginning of a nobby bunnion on the left one. They would be perfect for fording streams climbing mountains barefoot. But in contemporary Manhattan, in a world of rail-thin women in spiky Manolos, my feet are like a fat friend who’s perpetually single.”
I ended up buying a new pair of sneakers (these are actually for biking) while in town (they look and feel great and I got a good price!) I have very nearly given up hope on new shoes however. I have the same issue of orthopedic ugly or pain, whimp that I am I generally opt for the ugly, but I keep hope alive.
Speak of neighborhood newspapers, I also picked up a Village Voice, and I have to say it’s barely related to the paper I remember from my youth… Pages and pages of “adult” ads. Really. What happened to activism and arts and science and politics and general fun? The way of the world…