Tag: shoes

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  This month’s topic, Veneration, got me to thinking about the way so many women venerate the fashion experts in New York and Paris, hanging on their every word. Slavishly following their dictates. And who, you may ask, are these arbiters of taste and fashion? Preview Open

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Poor Unfortunate Soles, Part 2: The Fit

 

I know that in the past my shoes were nasty.
I wasn’t kidding when I said they hurt, well, like a witch.
But you’ll find that nowadays, I’ve mended all my ways,
Repented, seen the light, and made a switch.

It’s time for part two of our series, and this post will address measuring and fitting. Some may find this an odd place to start — surely arch supports are more important, right? Sure, proper support of the underside of the foot is important, but the dirty secret that shoe people are loath to divulge is that putting an orthotic in a $30 shoe that fits correctly will result in a happier customer than a $300 high-end shoe that doesn’t fit. So before we can fit the nooks and crannies of the bottom of one’s feet, we have to address the other five surfaces.

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Dateline: Houston, Texas President Trump and the First Lady arrived in Houston yesterday to survey the damage wrought by Hurricane Harvey. But the purpose of the trip was overshadowed by reactions to Melania Trump’s footwear, which is obviously of much greater import than a little water damage, thousands of lost houses and businesses, and some […]

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