Have you all seen these shoes around? Five-toed, thin-soled, meant to help you realign your gait. My son Theo swears by them; I've stopped women on the streets to ask how they feel, after miles of concrete. Everyone says they're fabulous. Would anyone admit it if they hated them? I just can't stop smiling when I see them, though. They make the wearer look like a new sort of human creature, with colorful webbing between its toes. But I couldn't even bring myself to try them on. The shoe salesman finally rocked back on his heels, took a good look at me, and said "Honey, (this being New York City), you know, you don't have to go for fads. Stick with what you need." Back to padding and protection for me. Life's bumps are challenge enough; I don't need the grit and gravel of the streets irritating my sole.
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