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Gratitude For Wearing a Shoe Lift

Some may think that wearing a shoe lift is a hindrance. After all, not everyone wears one and the wearer could be on the receiving end of some strange looks. I know, I have worn one for 33 years. Part of my recuperation from my tkr includes adjusting my shoe lifts. So..that is why I have figured out reasons to be grateful for wearing them.

Puddles. Depending upon the thickness of one’s shoe lift, puddles can easily be walked through. Your shoe will not get wet, unlike your “regular” shoe. This statement applies to shallow streams, also.

Self defense. If someone starts to give the wearer a hard time, the shoe lift can be used to place a heavy kick to the groin. (That is if you can lift your leg that much. :)) The extra weight will make for an extra punch.

Toe stomping. Shoe lifts are perfect for this. If needed, it could be part of self defense.

Bug killing. The extra weight of a shoe lift can provide for an easy kill of bugs that are otherwise hard to kill (such as a cockroach….especially Palmetto bugs….ewww!!). All one needs to do is get a quick “whack!” in and the little critter will be saved a lingering death. Be sure to apologize to them before the killing process, though. They usually don’t mean any harm.

Gait. Of course, the best reason for wearing a shoe lift is the fact that it balances out one’s legs and gait. I can’t think of anything funny about this, though. 😦 Just a plain and simple, hard, cold fact. It has helped out tremendously since my total knee replacement.

Why am I writing this blog post? I just forked out an undisclosed amount for major SHOE REPAIR on my beloved, been through the mill, hiking boots. I needed to recall things to be grateful for in order to keep things in perspective. Hope you enjoyed it!


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