Sunday, April 26, 2009
Robb an I went shoe-shopping yesterday. This is always in interesting experience, because Robb suffers from both numbness and hyper-sensitivity in his feet. The wrong shoe (or the wrong fit) will send Robb's legs into painful wracking spasms.
And then there's the fact that Robb can't really feel if the shoe fits properly. We tend to shop at stores with salespeople who don't get flummoxed when we ask them to tell us if Robb's shoes fit. They really do know better than we do.
For whatever reason, we hadn't tossed out the shoes Robb owned before the accident that used to fit, but now cause instant spasticity. The Goodwill got a big box-full of shoes, yesterday.
I bought a pair of Earth shoes that look suspiciously like half the shoes I already own. I really like the "negative heel" configuration, and I think that Robb might benefit from this style of shoes. He still cannot support his own weight on his toes (except in the swimming pool!) and so perhaps a shoe that puts extra weight on the heel by design might be beneficial.
Now, we need to find a local store that carries Earth shoes for men.