Has anyone heard the old saying “barefoot and pregnant”? I am glad it’s not used much these days. However, back in my day, it was said often, and I lived it. I was married at 16, and had five babies before I was 25. While I usually had one pair of shoes, I didn’t have pretty ones or nice high heels.
Many years later, after the kids were grown and I was divorced I was able to buy my own shoes. I have always loved nice clothes and shoes so this was a sweet time for me. It was during this time also I begin to have problems with arthritis and probably the RA then too. My feet began to swell and my toes were beginning to turn sideways. (The awful fatigue didn’t help either) I remember keeping a pair of heels in my desk to be worn if someone important was expected...like the BOSS. This had to have been 25 years ago.
From then on finding and wearing shoes was an ordeal, especially on a tight budget. I tried getting name brands fitted but they still hurt. I found a comfortable one at K-mart that worked. I embarrassed my wonderful, new hubby by wearing them for over 2 years. I went barefooted in the house, still do.
Last year when in KC I asked my sister about shoe stores that might carry shoes of the disabled or someone that would custom make me a pair. That is how I found my perfect shoe brand- p.w.minor.
I found a store at home that carries them. The nice young women measured both feet, asked me questions, and helped my pick out MY SHOES. They were so comfortable! I called her in a couple of days and ordered a pair of Mary Jane’s. Now I have pretty shoes again, I feel like a princess.
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p.w. minor footwear can play a significant part in providing comfort and maintaining an active lifestyle. Arthritic feet often need extra cushioning and shock absorption. p.w. minor shoes also provide extra depth, giving swollen arthritic feet additional room. p.w. minor footwear also has wide openings to aide in putting on and taking off shoes. Seamless linings and soft upper materials are also important