During the past few months in which I’ve been teaching classes at a local university, I’ve worn only the dressiest of dress shoes. With a narrow sole and cropped pointed toe, these shoes weren’t the most comfortable, but (in my opinion at least) they sure looked cool!
The upper body of these shoes is definitely on the thin side, though, which I begin to notice during the past few weeks as temperatures began to fall.
This past week, I couldn’t take it any more. Just the thought of spending my day in these shoes was too much to bear. So I pulled out another pair of still dressy yet more casual shoes. They had a wide rubber sole, and were slip-ons instead of lace-ups. These shoes got me through the first part of the week, and even though my feet and ankles were experiencing more inflammation than they have in a while, they were happy for the change in footwear.
This morning, as I was getting dressed to go to work, I thought – what the heck, it’s Friday! So I moved these slip-ons the the side, and pulled out my most comfortable shoes of all: a pair of Nike sneakers. And since I was wearing sneakers, I pulled out a double-padded pair of white athletic socks instead of the usual dress socks.
Now that’s my type of casual Friday!
(And in case you are wondering, I am using my crutches today.)
Stay tuned…for the next adventure of Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy!