Boogie Shoes, #1015

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My new "Birks"

My new “Birks”

I have been having some really awful foot pain over the last several weeks, and the doctor diagnosed it as plantar fasciitis.  It’s a horrible debilitating feeling in your heel, and the first couple of steps in the morning when you get out of bed are just excruciating.  The doctor gave me a cortisone shot, but unfortunately, it doesn’t seem that it has worked.

As I was leaving his office, the doctor (a podiatrist) told me that I should go home, throw out every single pair of shoes that I own and go out and buy new ones that only have amazing arch support.  “What about sandals?” I asked.  “The desert is hot, and I live in them all summer long.”  “Birkenstocks,” he answered.  “They’re the only sandals anyone should ever wear.”

I had a pair of Birkenstocks when I was in my 20’s, but when I graduated from college and became a professional, I decided it was time to get rid of them.  Birkenstocks are for hippies…not for professional sophisticated women.  At least – that’s the stigma that goes along with them.

On top of that…I play guitar for a living.  I teach 70’s camps songs, so I’m already working against the stigma of being a peace-loving, patchouli smelling, granola type.  I just want cute shoes to “dress against type” as an old college friend puts it so eloquently.

But now…the pain in my heel is significant enough that I have succumbed to crunchy “Birks,” and I must admit to all of you, they feel pretty darn amazing.

So today, I am rockin’ a new pair of Boogie Shoes.  That is why my song of the day is from KC and the Sunshine Band.  Peace, love and happiness to you all!

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