My black pump shoes with red and white stripes were falling apart and thus, a signal to get new ones!
So I bought Crocs. Prima. In gold. I thought why not invest a little bit more in a shoe that is comfortable and versatile (and will last long – those black shoes, err they were only a few months old).
Then I wore it after that for a couple of days.
As usual, new shoes are deceiving as always. Trying it on in the shop and wearing it around are 2 different things altogether. It had been comfy in the ever so bright and coulourful Crocs shop but ouch, blisters had somehow decided to appear on my feet.
The funny thing is, only my right leg is affected.
There is a traditional petua saying you have to bite and selawat whenever u buy new shoes so they won’t melecet. Is it true?
However, I am still wearing it (and limping one leg) coz I know eventually, it will “season”.
I came to this conclusion.
New shoes are just like new phases in life. They hurt, they are painful and they are super uncomfortable at first.
But eventually they will season.
Sidetrack: Did any of you read Nur Dianah Suhaimi’s “Feeling like the Least Favourite Child” article on Sunday Times “Think” section yesterday? Woah. Amazing. I felt that she spoke for the majority of the Malay-Muslim community.
“I also believe that it is this ‘least favourite child’ mentality which makes most Malays defensive and protective of their own kind.
Why do you think Malay families spent hundreds of dollars voting for two Malay boys in the Singapore Idol singing contest? And do you know that Malays who voted for other competitors were frowned upon by the community? ”
I wonder how’s her Inbox gonna be like today tho. Heh.