September 01, 2012

Less Than 2 Weeks

That's how long it took these shoes I bought just before the trip to have their heels degenerate into this....

Which is why there is frequent mention of my feet in the posts on my recent Japan trip.

It's worse than that. The first week I did very little walking because I had a sprained ankle, so the shoes wore out in a remarkably short time. Now, it's true that there were days that I walked 14 miles or more but by the second weekend this had started to happen. The shoes left blood blisters on my heels which I shan't post here out of respect for my audience. Walking the last week was exceedingly painful, but unlike the sprain, bruises and blisters don't threaten long term debilitation, so I was able to hobble about with three pairs of socks to keep the trip from being a bust.

Shorter version of this post:
Spot Bilt sneakers: Don't buy them.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 04:44 PM | Comments (2) | Add Comment
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1 Duct tape or Mole skin over the blisters. Extra socks sometime exacerbate the problem.

Posted by: jon spencer at Sat Sep 1 20:53:42 2012 (hFoyt)

2 Well, I had moleskin.
Never travel without moleskin.

BTW, I don't think you can get moleskin in Japan. So I repeat: Never travel without moleskin.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Sat Sep 1 21:14:24 2012 (e9h6K)

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