You might remember my thread when I asked if I should buy a second pair of shoes. Of course I wound up buying so many pairs of the things I’m set for some years now.
I finally managed to put some velcro into one pair so my podiatry inserts don’t move. And being made of harder leather as well as being like new it’s almost like I’ve got vices on my feet. I’m glad to say the velcro is working. I just hope I don’t wind up getting a blister from wearing in this pair of shoes. I’m sure they’ll soften up a bit after a couple of days of wearing them. It just makes me think of the crazy things we have to put up with.
I do remember this trick I heard about during my brief time in the Army Reserve. Apparently it was the idea to soak your new boots in water to soften the leather. I can’t see myself doing that. I couldn’t put up with waiting for them to dry.
I also remember it seemed to be a standard joke in sitcoms to put a rain soaked pair of shoes in the oven, only to have them left in their for too long. For the life of me I couldn’t imagine putting an nice expensive pair of shoes in an oven. But I guess these old time sitcom writers didn’t have much imagination because this old joke seemed to appear time and again.
Anyway I’m now in a situation where the shoes I’m wearing look much newer than the rest of the clothes I’m wearing. I can’t win.