Back in the day – maybe 50 or 60 years ago, I was a hard child to raise.
One thing I always messed up was keeping my shoes dry.
I don’t recall having tennis shoes back then, so my shoes were probably leather or imitation leather. Whatever, I was constantly getting them wet.
I don’t mean damp. I mean W-E-T!
We stuffed them with newspapers to dry out.
I tried that decades-old trick with my tennis shoes the other day. It didn’t work just right.
Perhaps I didn’t stuff the shoes tightly enough – they are now deformed for life.
Result? A big, ornery blister on my big toe.
Since these are the same shoes I wear on the treadmill, I wasn’t about to stop my three-mile walk just because of a little pain.
Now, it hurts more than just a little.
One pair of shoes gone.