Oh my, I just put on my new pair of running shoes from 361 One Degree Beyond. Never heard of the company nor the brand. Honest to goodness who comes up with these names. But if the shoe fits? Yes it does. Thank the Lord. I was taking a chance on this purchase especially with shoes. I am not really an on-line kind of purchasing person; rather like to see and feel what I am getting. And shoes…well they are very personal to me and I am quite finicky about them. Not in an arrogant-too-good-for-me kind of finicky but the shoe needs to fit. At least that is the wisdom of my mom and you do not argue with your mother.
I have to agree with her because let’s face it, of any part of the body that needs to be taken care of, besides your heart, is your feet. Feet carry you everywhere, a burden they must bare everyday. And my mom, bless her, always made sure we had the best on our feet especially in our younger years. The old Oxfords and Buster Browns of the day with the boot shoe style, wider sole, allowing for a good first step of many for baby. That has stuck with me forever and I have practiced it with my own daughters and now I will encourage them with my grandchildren (not interfering, just being a grandma because grandma knows best). Yes loves, I’ll put my money where my mouth is and pick up the tab too.
Right now, my face has a bit of a grin on it as I just had a tune pop into my head. Nancy Sinatra. You know the daughter of Frank Sinatra, the crooner. Or maybe you don’t know him either. Well it was back in the day for me. Anyhoo… she was famous for her song in the 1960’s “These boots are made for walking”. Of course I am thinking of only that line in the song of ‘made for walking’, not the bone crushing intent of putting the boots to someone as her song talks about. Sidetracked here…sorry. But I really needed running shoes for walking and my crocs…well they do not make the cut. Surprise!!
Relief. How do you spell it? Not what you are thinking. S-H – O-E-S. Taking a chance on these 361 running shoes, I have to say yabadabadoo. I have never ever not had a pair of running shoes in my closet since ever. Usually I have two pairs on the go; indoor and outdoor. Not going to lie here, they end up being both indoor and outdoor. But last November I finally had to throw out my worn out, hole in the bottom, Saucony OMNI ISO runners – best brand for walking for me – and did not even think about not being able to get a new pair in the early spring. Well we all know that story.
So why not Saucony? Not on sale for one. But the other thing was my size 8 and 8 1/2 were not available. What? Why? I even went to another style and colour of Saucony…not in my size. 5, 6 and 10 left. To make a long story short, I went for the sale of running shoes. Brand not important, just style and colour and size. Then it got down to style and size. Then size. Well colour me happy…I got a sale, style and size. It was meant to be. A shromance.
I have to say walking in my running shoes today felt great. Tony the Tiger G-R-E-A-T to the beat of walking on sunshine. A kick in my step kind of shoes. Hopefully no one was watching me twirling down at the shore. Lobster boats too far out. So does the shoe fit? Yes it does….thankfully. Message to me, ‘don’t leave it to spring next time’.
Let us think of those who are in need of our prayers this day.