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I am a below knee amputee. More importantly, I am also Mommy to two boys, a very active 10 year old (Robby) and an mischievous toddler (Timmy). I have learned that being a parent with a disability can create some unusual and sometimes humorous situations. This blogger is available for hire! Let's talk and learn how a blog can expand your business.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Shoe Shopping

I have always felt like a bit of an anomaly among my female friends. While they all seem to channel their inner Carrie Bradshaw by boasting of their closet teeming with shoes, I have always taken a minimalist approach to footwear.  Even when I had both biological feet I wasn't a shoe fanatic.

I have never enjoyed shoe shopping, nor have I ever become excited by scoring the perfect pump or heel.  Before I was an amputee I never ventured out in heels, I certainly don't feel the need to start now. That's right, I'll confess. I am 42 years old and I've never worn high heel shoes.

Since my amputation, my ambivalence about shoe shopping has morphed into a strong dislike. Shoe shopping is now a chore, something that I'm forced to do three or four times a year when my sneakers finally wear out. I have a pair of "dressy" black flats that I will wear when a more upscale attire is required, but typically I am wearing sneakers. I know that most will not understand, but I just don't really care what is on my feet.

In this month's episode of Amp'd, Dave and I delve into our footwear feelings. Whereas I am a minimalist, Dave has accumulated quite the shoe collection. We discuss the unique issues that arise when shopping for shoes as a lower extremity amputee, as well as our personal (and somewhat humorous) experiences.  Enjoy!

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1 comment:

  1. Be glad you don't like boots... With a prosthetic foot, it can sure get complicated......
    Like you... I'm not real big on heels.