Tuesday, 19 August 2008

An education in footwear

I definitely need to get my feet sorted, so I headed off to Exeter to Cotswold Outdoors, to check my boots. Turns out my left foot is a shoe size larger than my right, it's also wider and flat! The expertise there put the London branch, where I bought them, to shame, and the fitter suggested if I had bought my boots there, she would have sold me the next size up! Despite this, I had new Superfeet insoles put in and the difference was noticeably better. It took any pain from my right blister away! Next came a lesson in tying up my boots to ease pressure on my ankles, and a lecture in maintenance! I know where I'll be buying my boots next time! Despite the rain, if my feet had performed better, I would be out there on the way still.