Since I don’t have a car here, and since I’m a complete tightwad, I end up usually taking public transport or walking. And one does a lot of walking. Here’s a summary of today’s walking, with thanks to Google Maps for being able to calculate distances.
|Home to grocery store & back||1.3 km|
|Apt to palace and back||8.6 km|
|Apt to downtown & back||3.2 km|
So, in ’Murrikan terms that is eight miles.
I also have new shoes, and apparently my socks were too thin yesterday, which explains why I have blisters on my feet. I can barely walk. Must have a safety pin around here somewhere. Gotta drain these bad boys because I've been invited to a two-day cookout. Can't be limiping everywhere I go.
and if you must: http://www.guidetohealth.com/library/the-doctors-book-of-home-remedies/blisters/
My bigger question is why in the HECK do you buy shoes that work over you feat? Breaking them in is a wives tale; at your age shoes need to fit out of the gate no matter how much you use them. Sometimes I'm amazed at the stuff you don't know. I guess you where to busy getting smart while I was out learning important things like wine quality and shoe buying :)
Don responds: Actually, I don't think it has anything to do with my shoes since the blisters were underneath the spots that have my typical calluses, on the very bottom of my feet, not the sides; in other words, places that aren't usually a problem with new shoes. I just walked way too much. Over the last eight months I have never walked more than a mile at a time, and suddenly I walked eight miles. That was the real issue.
As to popping, not popping, if you careful poke through dead layers of skin with a cleaned surface and a sterile needel to drain a blister that has only clear liquid and no blood, then your chance of infection is virtually nil. Sometimes I'm amazed at the stuff you don't know... ;)
As to breaking in new shoes being a wives' tale, that's just ridiculous. The flexibility of the soles of new shoes change drastically in the first week. Now of course, if you buy shoes that ridiculously crowd your toes and give you pain, that's just stupid. But that wasn't the case. I tried on eight different pairs until I found ones that felt good walking and did not impair the spread of my toes. I mean, the latter would be entirely silly. You need to use the whole of your foot to stand and balance and walk with comfort.