Fugliest Walking Shoes. EVER.
These are the ugliest pair of shoes I've ever owned. They ARE fun in an eclectic sort of strange way, and are completely confused as to what they want to be when they grow up, so they aren't completely off course with my personality, BUT...my old treadmill shoes had a blow-out. Not a good time to start speed walk training on a treadmill. I have great hiking shoes/booties, but they are too short for the treadmill. The shoes that blew out were my only treadmill shoes. No place is open right now for shoes. Not even Wal-Mart (open for essentials only atm-clothing, shoes, etc. were roped off...). I didn't want to order online, because my feet are so finicky right now. So. These are from Family Dollar. Not a fan of shopping for shoes there, but at least I could try them on to determine they had adequate support for the treadmill and enough room in the toe box whereas any other local place is still verboten during the pandemic. I HAVE to buy my shoes 1/2-1 size bigger these days because of how much my feet and ankles swell during the day, so I will be putting my orthotics in these for extra support and I sincerely hope this will not cause me more grief than good.
From this day forward, these fugly shoes shall be called Pandemic Confusion, or PanCon for short. If I've named my shoes in the first day I've owned them, they have already imprinted themselves on my psyche. And, they oddly do have more support than my other tennies. That said, I'm looking forward to the day I can get more suitable training shoes, and PanCon can just be my crazy sidekick.