I think I remember stopping with the Neil Diamond craze when he recorded "Heartlight" and moved from rocker to easy-listening staple (much like what happened to Billy Joel and Elton John). I hated that song...
Today my new foot doctor informed me he doesn't want me wearing my beloved Skechers Shape-Ups and that they are likely what has caused a lot of my current problems. Phoo. He did, however, approve most of the rest of my shoes, although he wants me to wear a corrective orthotic in my Converse, with some padding (I will admit Converse can be Cruel Shoes without an insert of some kind -- I can't believe men played basketball in these).
I suppose I can be glad it's not Converse that raise his ire... I have something like fifteen pair (different colors).
So I had my feet molded and put a down payment on corrective inserts. (Insurance would cover them, but I'd have to reach my rather high deductible, first, and it's much cheaper to just buy the orthotics.)
I will need to cough up for a good pair of sneakers to replace the Skechers, though. I like Brooks, ASICS, and Salomon, both of which get pretty high ratings regarding stability and support. More money to outlay, though. Those will have to wait a few weeks, though, I think. Orthotics, first.
I Love Halloween: