This Just In - Phoenix is HOT

Thursday, July 9, 2009
Phoenix is hot in July. Please send my "Captain Obvious" certificate to the e:mail address at right.

I left for the airport yesterday morning at 5:00 a.m., and I got home yesterday evening at about 9:45 p.m.. Why, yes, I was quite tired, thank you for asking.

My meeting went reasonably well given the circumstances, but in keeping with my policy of keeping my business life out of my personal blog, that's all I'm going to say about that.

One thing I am going to talk about is the topic of women's shoes.

When I was getting dressed yesterday morning, I initially put on the 3 inch heels that matched the suit I had selected. After about 2 minutes in those, I made a command decision to put the pumps in my backpack and wear my Danskos for the trip.



I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO HAPPY WITH A DECISION IN MY LIFE.

By the time I got home, my feet were a bit swollen, and just imagining wearing those pumps for eighteen hours made me want to cry, although that might have been exhaustion. The three hours I did actually wear them was more than sufficient, thank you very much.

I really like high heels, actually. I like the way they look, I like the way they extend the line of my leg, and if I'm wearing a skirt, I like the way they make my legs look. But for traveling? I'm sticking my high heels in my backpack and going with the frump shoes from now on. And there's a bonus - they're perfect for airport security.

Thanks, Dansko.

10 comments:

Wendy said...

To say nothing of how much easier they were to get them on and off while teetering precariously at the TSA lines...

WendyB_09

kimby said...

Yay for comfy shoes!!!

joellenfarris said...

Smart choice! Except Dansko clogs & similar adds almost 3 inches of intimidating height to my 6' frame so I try to stick w/flat soled comfy shoes when I travel.

Janiece Murphy said...

Hi Jo Ellen!

Regular commenters The Mechanicky Gal and Kate Baker have similar troubles.

Me, not so much, since I'm short on one end.

Random Michelle K said...

Hmmm.... I haven't yet come across a store that sells them. Is there one in Denver? (I cannot buy shoes without trying them on first. Doing so is usually a waste of money.)

Janiece Murphy said...

Michelle, they sell them at The Walking Company, and there's a store about 15 miles from here. We can certainly go look when you're here.

They're expensive, though.

The Mechanicky Gal said...

But Michelle - SO WORTH IT!!!
I was having foot issues, you know, the arches, plantar fasciitis pain, all that crap. Got the Dansko's and all is well wit' mah Dogz now!
Yes they do add height, but for us Tall Galz, we're kind of used to it by now, aren't we?
Tall Galz? Yoo-Hoo! You out there?
Hmpf.

Random Michelle K said...

Janiece, I have lots of problems finding shoes that fit properly, so I'm used to paying a significant amount of money for quality shoes.

Wendy said...

Same here. After 20 years in retail standing and walking on concrete floors 8-12 hours a day, my feetzies is toast.

And I know there's a Walking Co here in Atlanta someplace. Plus the extra few inches wouldn't hurt!

WendyB_09

The Mechanicky Gal said...

Michelle, after having said clogs for about 5 years, they are a bit stretched out. I don't necessarily have narrow feet, but....
I just wear a heavier sock, and comfort is mine!