I have been wearing my black flats since just before the accident. I like them. They are comfy most of the time. Too bad shoes wear out. I used to look forward to buying new shoes. I love strappy, cute shoes. I used to go to Payless in the States and buy half a dozen shoes at a time. Off I went to the mall. I have too many shoes now that I can't wear. I have seriously narrowed my options. My left foot (good one) is 8 9/10" around the lisfranc joint. My right foot is 9 6/10ths. That is quite a big bump and it doesn't look very cute in strappy, little shoes. So, my search began. And my frustration grew. I was a little taken aback by my embarassment at how ugly my foot looked. I never really felt that way before. I ended up buying a pair of black flats, pretty comfy but they cost $100.00. I will NEVER wear those orthodic shoes so I guess this will be my frustration for many years to come.
I have learned that the most comfortable shoes are either a 'kitten heel', my running shoes, or my black flats with a tiny bit of a rubber heel. It makes it a bit more difficult to find just the right shoe, and it made me sad to pass by those strappy, cute shoes because they don't fit my narrowed option. I dread trying to buy sandals.
After all that has been said, it could be worse. I could have lost my foot altogether. Maybe I should learn to count my blessing instead of bitching....not likely LOL