I see where Amanda of Ballastexistenz has gotten silver ring splints. Good for her! I hope she enjoys them and doesn't lose them and break them, as is my forte. I do still have my thumb splints, held on by elastic because the bracelet bothers me.
My new equipment acquisition comes in the form of, yes, ugly shoes.
Oh, those aren't so ugly, you say. But you are wrong. Because these are what I will be wearing everyday no matter what else I am wearing.
They are very comfortable shoes, but having them is, for me, a concession that I had sworn to myself I would never make. Yet, here I am.
I went to the orthopedic shoe store with the best of intentions and highest hope. Maybe I'd find something that was a least all one color, even if it was a trainer. Maybe I'd even find something with some nice detail! The pedorthist brought 4 boxes of shoes. We started with Finn Comfort, an ugly but all black shoe that could pass as office casual. I walked from one end of the store to the other. He went to fetch an arch orthotic. I walked again. He retrieved a pair of MBTs, which worked great for my hip, but was nearly impossible to balance on with my left foot's severe pronation. We tried another shoe, but I was back to dragging my foot and near-collapsing every few steps. And so I knew what the final box would contain, and what I must buy.