Fantastical Friday: A Little Rant

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I don’t normally do rants here, in fact I haven’t done one at all. It’s high time I got around to this one though, as it is a most unfantastical situation & very fashion backward if you ask me. I am absolutely certain that I do not represent a minority when I speak of this terrible problem as well. What is it that has my dander up so much? Well, I’m going to tell you.

SHOES!!!

I don’t think my feet are all that big, I wear a women’s size 8, but I do not & have never conformed to society’s idea that  women have super slim feet. There is only one brand that can comfortably fit me & that is New Balance, as my size 8 are also 4E. So apparently I have paddle boats. NB does not make cute shoes outside of the tennies, they don’t even make a cute sandal. Of course I wear NB at work, because I’m constantly on my feet there & have previously faced the debilitating pain (so bad I was physically ill even) of wearing other shoes. This means I’m cursed to wear shoes that are too long & still too narrow on my off days. I absolutely hate that it takes about 2 seasons to break them in enough that I no longer have to worry about half my foot going numb every time I walk.

Many of the places I affiliate with offer little to no options for shoes that come in a wide. Why is it so hard? Why are we made to suffer like this? These are questions I won’t likely ever have answers to. I do have to question if this idiocy has anything to do with the enlarging waistline generally seen throughout my country, as it isn’t easy to make yourself get out there & do things (do you dance? because I don’t) when your feet are pretty much instantly in pain. I’m so tired of living with this bs that has haunted me for nearly the whole of my life. Do you have a similar struggle?

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