My dress shoes are not made for walking. My foot feels pain after just 10 minutes of walking with them. Yesterday, was the worst since I have to move from one place to another for a meeting. The day just started but I already ended up having blisters on my right foot.
During the meeting, I would secretly remove my shoe under the table to give space for my foot. It was a temporary remedy. After the meeting, I have to wear my shoes again. It is getting more painful every time my shoe rubs against my skin.
When I left the building, I could no longer bear the pain. I removed my shoes and placed it inside my bag. I was going home and decided to walk all the way without my shoes. I will walk barefoot.
It was a 2 kilometer walk back home. I was not entirely barefoot since I still have my socks on. But I can feel how close the concrete is on my foot. It was nice.
Because of my socks, not everybody noticed I was walking barefoot. I just walked normally and would even run just to the cross the street. If not for my bag, I would have ran all the way home. It would be fun.
I kept an eye on who ever would notice it. There were a few and they would examine my feet for a long time. They must have a hard time figuring out if I am indeed not wearing any shoe. Once they find out, they would look at me and raise an eyebrow.
Walking barefoot for two kilometers was giving me a relief. My blistered foot is free from the tight dress shoes and is feeling a lot better.
When I arrived home, I rested for a while. Then I checked the damage of the shoe. I had three blisters. The biggest one was on the heel. I would wonder if I can still wear running shoes. I wore a pair and practiced running inside the house. I was happy to know I can still run as long as the shoe is heavily padded at the heel.
The damage from walking barefoot was the dirt. I didn’t expect it to be there. I thought the dirt would just be on my socks but some of them were on my soles. And whoa, they were thick. I had to really sit down and scrub my soles to remove them.
It was an accident that I walked barefoot for about 2 kilometers. If not for these blisters, I would have not thought of it. I guess I just started my training for a possible 5K Barefoot Run on September 10.NOW AVAILABLE. TAKBO.PH COTTON TEES AND HOODIES. CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO ORDER.
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