Tuesday, April 28, 2009
A Rather Silly Dilemma
I'm hoping you will help me out with my latest dilemma. As the title indicates, in the grand scheme of things, my problem is rather silly. However, I still have to make a decision so I'm reaching out for assistance.
Jim and I will be attending a wedding this weekend. It will be the first time since the accident that I've had to dress up. That is an ordeal in itself because I'm not really the kind of person that likes dressing up. Despite that, a night out would be fun. I plan on wearing a dress or a skirt - I haven't decided yet. This means that all the scars on my leg will be visible. That however, is not my problem. I don't have any concerns about showing off my scars. I think scars are a memorial to what we've lived through.
My dilemma revolves around shoes. As most of you know I have some difficulty walking. Most of the time I can walk without any aid but I still use my crutches in the middle of the night and in the morning and I use my cane in winter. Normally I wear a sturdy hiking boot that provides great support for my foot. Dress shoes, do none of this. I have three pairs of shoes to choose from which are pictured above. I would be most comfortable in my hiking boot but will be the first to admit that it would look a bit ridiculous with a dress. The other two shoes present a problem. The loafer is comfortable, but only for about 1-3 hours. The sandal used to be comfortable but now gives me great pain - I could last about 1 hour in it. Wedding celebrations are at least a few hours so if I wear the loafer or the sandal I will be in a position where I can barely walk at the end of the evening. My cane will not provide enough support but my crutches would. For some reason I am horrified at the idea of bringing my crutches to the wedding.
My questions for all of you are:
#1. What shoe should I wear?
#2. If I wear the loafer or the sandal, I should bring my crutches but for some reason I'm really embarrased to do this - would you be? Is wearing either of these shoes worth the pain it will bring?
#3. I also find crocs comfortable - would any of you wear them to a wedding?
I know there might be some other shoe options out there. Kara has made some good suggestions. I haven't looked yet. Basically I need a shoe that is wide and offers thick sole support. I really shouldn't care about what people think of my footwear but I do. Crazy I guess.
You can also vote in my poll on the top right corner of the page.