Saturday, August 9, 2014

The Light At The End Of The Tunnel

I've been given the go ahead at this point to transition to a regular shoe from the big black boot.  I have to do it slowly, a couple of hours a day at home first and then eventually I can wear the shoe to work and when out.  

This is a great thing, right?  Guess what, none of my current shoes fit my foot!  :(  It's still pretty swollen so my regular shoes are not wide enough  So I've been on the hunt for a shoe to get me by for the next few months.  I don't want to spend big money as I hopefully won't need a wide width eventually.
I do not have an easy to foot to fit, I wear a womens sz. 12. :(  I can't walk into any ol' store and pick up a pair.  I ordered 9 pairs in a wide width from Zappos, which I love by the way.  Free fast shipping and free return shipping.  It's like a shoe store comes to my door.  Love it!  But this time not a one of the 9 pair fit so they are all going back. :(

I checked out our local stores but no dice there either. 

So yesterday, a 2 hour drive later, I arrived at The Shoe Box in Black Earth, Wisconsin.  It's the only store within a reasonable radius that carries a selection in my size and their service is second to none.  I tried on "just a few pair."  Quite honestly, I lost count after 15 pair.  The girl assisting me was so kind and helpful which is the type of service we usually find at The Shoe Box.  She had great suggestions and understood where I was coming from and how I had to proceed.
I finally found one I could live with.  I really didn't want a tennis shoe since I will be wearing this shoe for the next 3 months to work, church, everywhere, but it's what I could find that fit and felt good so I'm going with it.

Hopefully tomorrow I'll be able to start little by little with REAL shoes!  I am beyond excited to see the light at the end of the tunnel.  It's a pretty long tunnel yet but I can see the light!

Neither Zappos or The Shoe Box paid me a dime to mention them.


  1. So glad there is a flicker of light! Any shoe is better than that boot. I have found that most people don't care what you wear for shoes - we just think they do! You are on your way - yay! ~Jeanne

  2. I am so glad to hear that you are at least getting to wear regular shoes. I remember when I had foot surgery.. I had the hardest time finding a transitional shoe..from the boot to the shoe.. I settled for an open toe/open heel slide in..It worked great. I was really happy when I could wear regular shoes...I know you will be too. Blessings!