Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Shoes from the Devil Himself

I'm sitting in the Salt Lake City airport viewing the majesty of God's creating that surrounds us.

Towering, snow capped Rocky mountains take my breath away and the people watching is in abundant as well.

There is one downer to this situation.

The state of my feet.

You see, for my sister's wedding, I bought this super cute pair of red pumps.

{Danger! Danger!}

I didn't break them in ahead of time, or really even see how they fit.

{Red Alert! no seriously, they're red.}


Well, I wore them to the rehearsal dinner and developed a blister and severe cramping in the balls of my feet, but it really wasn't a big deal.

So the day of the wedding rolled around and I didn't put those shoes on until I was literally walking down the aisle (at a very fast clip, might I add, due to the extreme length of the aisle.)

About 5 minutes into this form of torture, my feet began cramping up and I was sliding forward in them, placing almost all of my weight on the tips of my toes.

I am no trained ballerina, mind you.

Fast forward 50 minutes later, after the recessional when I ripped those shoes off of my feet and slipped into some flats. Feet cramped. Hurting.

4 Hours later, the balls of my feet are SO swollen that when I stand flat, my toes don't touch the ground.

And did I mention that my middle toe was completely numb?

I suspect a pinched nerve.

Well, it's been four days of sitting with my feet propped up and the swelling has finally made some progress! That is just the craziest thing ever!


What a girl does for fashion.


Kristin said...

Those are adorable shoes but WOW that sounds really painful! i'm sorry!!

Have you tried soaking them in warm water with epsome salts?

Mrs. H said...

I love the shoes...but that is a total bummer! Hope your feet start feeling better soon:)

katie said...

Oh gosh those are cute! But that sounds ridiculous. Funny that you and Callie both wrote posts about shoes today and that they are such different kinds of shoes :)

The Taffs said...

The price of beauty, huh?! At least the shoes were cute!

Courtney said...

Very adorable shoes mi amiga. The pains of being a girl. If only they could make cute and comfortable pumps. I would suggest ice packs to decrease the swelling since it's still recent (finally some practical PT knowledge). Love you friend!

Callie said...

Those are fabulous heels though! Totally worth the pain. :-P

Elizabeth said...

I LOVE THOSE SHOES!! Sometimes shoes are not that comfortable!! Ahhhhhhh!

Emily said...

Oh,Britt! I've been there- what women won't do to fit in a pair of seriously cute shoes?! I'm amazed that you were able to stand that long in them! I'm with your friend on the epsome salt soak. It does help...if you have the time and place to do it. If it makes you feel any better....the shoes really are adorable! Hope you feel better soon!

Lauren said...

Ughhh...I hate adorable shoes that are so uncomfortable! Hope your little feet start to feel better real quick!

Jessica said...

Ouch! That sounds so painful! I have never had a good experience with shoes in a wedding. I always buy the super cute ones, with way-too-tall heels. The cuter they are, the more they kill me! I hope your feet feel better soon!