Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Middle Age Spread

Middle-aged spread. We’ve all heard of it. Many of us have experienced it. I’ve been battling it and have recently taken up running (something I never thought I’d do, much less, enjoy.)

I’m up to two miles a day now. I might be in danger of running in one of those five-kay things you hear about.

Anyway, I needed a new pair of athletic shoes as the ones I had were approaching twenty years old. As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve got pretty weird feet. They’re size 10 ½ which are not big at all for someone my height. However, they’re really, really wide. Like a platypus. In the past, I could get away with 10 ½ EEE shoes but I found some Nike EEEE shoes so I ordered those.

They hurt my feet. They weren’t wide enough.

I sent them back and tried some New Balance extra-wide shoes and they didn’t fit either. I’d also ordered a casual pair of shoes (quadruple E) and they didn’t fit. I was getting tired of sending shoes back.

Finally, I went to where you can enter in your shoe size and then it lets you see what they have. I just selected the widest shoes possible: EEEEEE - - sextuple E.

My shoes arrived. I held my breath as I slipped them on.

They fit like a dream. Both the athletic shoes and the casual ones. Size 10 ½ EEEEEE
(The casual ones are the same color as a chocolate Labrador.)

My mom asked me how much I paid for them.

I have absolutely no idea.


At 4:07 PM , Blogger Mom said...

I have very wide feet too. I'm going to check out Zappos as soon as I can again wear shoes. Good info, thanks.

At 6:12 PM , Blogger Bob said...

When it comes to comfortable shoes, money should not be a consideration!

At 12:04 AM , Blogger Miss Healthypants said...

Ha! That is just like you, dude. :) :)

At 4:34 PM , Blogger Speck said...

Dude, isn't 10.5 EEEEEE, um, square??? Are your feet square?

I'd like to see a tracing of those with a ruler next to it for scale. I'll pass on a photo of your actual feetsies, thanks.

You know, you could have a great time giving the Big Foot Theorists fits if you traipsed around in the snow barefoot. Shed a few hairs here and there for effect.


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