Tell us about your favorite pair of shoes, and where they’ve taken you.
This was actually yesterday’s daily prompt, but I thought I’d respond to it even though I’m a day late. My favorite shoes these days are what are called hands-free, step-in, slip-on sneakers. Why? Because in my current condition recuperating from a partial hip replacement, I can’t tie my own shoes.
There are probably three or four brands of hands-free, step-in, slip-on sneakers on the market. Maybe even more by now. The brand I have is Kizik. But the other hands-free brands, like Kizik, enable you to put on tie sneakers without bending down.
Truth be told, I’ve actually been wearing Kizik sneakers since way before I broke my hip. Probably since 2021. Not because I was unable to bend down, but because I was lazy and didn’t want to bend or sit down to tie or untie my sneakers all the time. Slipping on and off my sneakers, hands-free and without bending down, just seemed to make sense.
But, now, even more so. And you know what? When I was still in the hospital starting my inpatient rehab, the physical therapists were so impressed by my hands-free, no bending required to put on and take of my sneakers, that they were going to start recommending them to other hip replacement surgery patients.
Hey, I’m a freakin’ trend setter!