I was a sneakerhead before that was a term.
In the 90s I lived in Jordan 5s & Reebok Pumps (yes, Reebok Pumps
I then graduated to Adidas Shelltoes, I was never an AF1 dude, Always Shelltoes.
Then I got older & graduated to Vans, I had a massive collection of originals, limited editions etc etc etc. SK8-His & Slipons were my bag.
But decades of wearing sneakers combined with neuropathy from lower back surgery means my arches are utterly shot.
I have Plantar Fasciitis as well, some mornings I cannot walk at all & have to crawl around - not exactly elegant.
I have had courses of PRP injections, Steroid shots, the works. My feet are toast. So I simply can't wear flat shoes anymore.
Cue the most comfortable footwear I have ever owned, Blundstone 545s. If you have painful feet These are a Godsend.
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These things rarely leave my feet - I cannot recommend them highly enough.
Those and my OOFOS orthopedic jandals/thongs/flip flops. Not the coolest looking footwear I have ever owned but they save me from having to crawl in the mornings. Plantar Fasciitis is no joke.
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