I needed new shoes.
About a year ago I bought a pair of leather oxfords for work. They were comfortable. They felt good.
And I’d worn them out.
I went out Saturday in search of a replacement pair. Perhaps I’d even be able to find an identical pair…
And I did!
They’re new. They’re stiff. They need to be broken in.
They’re rubbing my right achilles tendon.
I don’t wear shoes at the office.
It’s true — at my desk, in my cubicle, do I really need shoes to do the things I do? Of course not.
My achilles tendon feels fine, with my shoes kicked off.
But when I’m walking the couple of blocks from the office to the light rail station, then from light rail to the subway station, the achilles tendon will get rubbed by the stiff new shoes.
Eventually, they’ll break in.
But for now, they’re stiff. Not quite comfortable.
Still, I don’t mind. I needed a new pair of shoes.