Thursday, June 16, 2011

Fancy Feet

Happy Thursday everyone!

I'm still waiting to receive my "long form" birth certificate in the mail from the town hall.... So the whole passport thing is still on hold. I hope the woman at the Clerks office was serious when she said she would send it out to me right away... I'm so worried about how long the passport process takes. We should get our passports before we leave for WDW, right?

Anyway I have a new love in my life and its making my tootsies so happy!!! First let me give you some background, I have terrible feet. I have needed surgery on my left foot for years but the surgery will put me in a cast and on crutches for three weeks. Its nothing too serious its just that whenever i'm on my feet for a long time or I wear certain shoes the pain will flair up to the point where I can't put any weight on my left foot without feeling like i'm stepping on broken glass.

These feet issues constantly effect when we are in WDW. I love walking around the parks but it always seems that by the end of the day my feet are swollen and need to be iced. Last year I bought these expensive adidas sneakers and Flip flops that were supposed to be really good for feet. They had this foam padding in them that contours to fit your feet in the most comfortable way. Well I wore the sneakers for the first few days and my left foot was killing me! Plus after getting off of splash mountain I had the "squishy foot". Anyone else HATE the "squishy foot" syndrome that you get when wearing sneakers on a water ride? So not only was my left foot in a ton of pain but I was "squishy" and uncomfortable. The next few days I decided I'd give the flip flops a try. My left foot stopped hurting and no "squishy foot" syndrome, but I got these nasty blisters. Seriously I can't win!

The only time I have no issue with my feet is when I'm barefoot....That's when a light went on! I figured google has never failed me before and I did a "best shoes for people who like to be barefoot"... That's when I found these....


I am now the proud owner of some of the best "barely there" shoes. There are a few brands who make them. I got the Fila Skele-toes because my little sister works for "Bob's" clothing store and was able to pick these up for me with her discount. I read a few articles about the benefits of wearing shoes like this (regardless of how funny they look) and the science and medical information I read was incredible. As I'm typing this blog post I have them on and I honestly feel like I'm barefoot. They are machine wash-able, made almost like water shoes so no "squishy foot" and they are supposed to be great for long walks, hiking, jogging, ect.

I'm hoping these will be the answer to not only my tired WDW vacation feet prayers, but my long term feet issue prayers as well.

Anyone else tried these or know people who have? What do they think?

Alright well i'm off to go get ready for a lunch date with my dad :)

Talk soon!


104 Days until WDW and our first WDW cruise! 


  1. I'm so glad you've found something that makes you feel better!!!! Hopefully that birth certificate is in the mail on it's way to you :)

  2. So happy to hear you found something that works for you! I know exactly what flip flops you're talking about! But I'm too poor to even think of buying them. Did you ever try Reef flip flops? They're AMAZING.

    Those skeletoes are ALL over! But I'm afraid to try them on! hehe.

  3. Thanks Lynn! I wore them all day and so far they are awesome!! I hope I get my birth certificate soon too! I'll let you know when it comes :)

    Jenn I spent so much money to make sure i wasn't in any pain while on my disneymoon and it didn't matter how much I spent they still hurt... These are awesome! You totally should try them!