I have a growing pile of beautiful shoes that I can no longer wear. Flats, pumps, sandals, and flip flops. My boyfriend keeps telling me to just give them away, but he doesn't understand that it isn't just the shoe I am giving away. It feels like I am giving away a part of myself. Wearing a cute pair of pumps on a Friday night made me feel beautiful. Now I have to choose between ugly gym shoes or kind of ugly gym shoes. I am not trying to be shallow, I absolutely realized I could have things way worse. However, being a young women who is still in college, I want to look fashionable and cute. One of the hardest things for me now that I have RA is dealing with shoes. Why are the shoes that I should be wearing the ugliest things in the whole world! New Balance makes very comfortable shoes that look like giant silver rocket ships on my feet! I wish I could go work for a shoe company for a day and just design a few pairs of cute shoes for myself. I know certain shoes just aren't gonna happen for me anymore, but that doesn't mean I have to be forced into a life time of Velcro grandma shoes! Actually, my grandma has cuter shoes than me! Not fair:( I am now on a mission to find shoes that are both comfortable and cute. If you know of any, please share:))))))
Carrie, student by day, bartender by night, patient in between.