The Writing Project #50: Happy Feet
My brand new Pali slippers from Hawaii. (Thanks Mary!)
I bought my first pair of these in Maui in 2008. No other pair of shoes has made my feet as happy since I’ve discovered them. They are soft and supportive, and the most comfortable things I’ve ever put on my feet. I prefer not to wear socks and close-toed shoes if at all possible. I like my toes and I like them to feel open and free, and as close to barefoot as possible. Whenever someone goes to Hawaii, I ask if they can pick up a pair of these for me. And they are only $6! Maybe less at the swap meet.
If you know me, you’ve probably seen me wearing them. I literally wear these every day. At work, I keep a pair of shoes in my desk that I change into. But I always wear these, even to walk to and from my car and work. They feel so much better to walk in. They also have these at Burke Williams Spa- clearly I’m not the only one who values their comfort!
We spend so much time on our feet and they do so much for us. How many steps have they taken us through? How many miles have they walked? How many days have they supported us? It’s just wrong to make them uncomfortable. Discomfort and improper alignment in the feet affect the entire body. Treat your foundation right.
I don’t have much of a point to this post except to share something simple that makes me really happy. Comfort, simplicity, and an island flair. So me.