They were cute.
They were on sale.
They were grown-up shoes, if you know what I mean. Feminine. Dressy.
I was going to a wedding and they begged me to buy them.
Could they be the reason I woke up Sunday morning with awful neck pain?
Here's the story of the shoes:
They are a size bigger than the actual length of my feet. Since having babies my feet are too wide to fit shoes in my actual size. Very few companies make shoes in wide widths for a size 5, so I always buy a 6 and make do. It works.
These shoes were actually a little tight to start with so I thought they would be fine. After a half hour or so though, they started to loosen up and actually started slipping a little.
I don't usually wear heels. When I do the heel is so low it can barely be called a heel. This heel was a little high for me. At Communion of the wedding Mass there was a big gap in the Communion line. Of course, I get up and try to walk briskly down the aisle, trying to stay balanced AND keep the shoes on my feet, while wondering if anyone is noticing. Now they are slipping A LOT!! I'm thinking I might walk out of them. I made it. The maid of honor gives me Communion with a big smile on her face. (Is that because I'm a long-time family friend or because she can see what's happening with the shoes?)
We stopped at a store to buy a card before the reception. My husband points out to me that I still have tags stuck on the bottom of the shoes. So I get out of the car, trying to stay balanced, trying to keep the darned things on my feet 'cause they're slipping a LOT now, AND trying not to lift my feet so much that everyone can SEE that they were in the clearance room and substantially reduced. .....trying to be inconspicuous and walk naturally. The first employee I pass exclaims enthusiastically, "Cute shoes!!"
I'm trying to become invisible. (Don't fall, Rosemary, don't fall.) I went home and changed the shoes before the reception.
Sheesh. So with all that tension, all that wobbling, could my vulnerable neck have rebelled? I'm thinking maybe.
Still, those shoes are awfully cute. (I'll get some kind of an insert before trying them again.)