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jemostrom
jemostrom

Supply run - 2022-07-06, day 371

Went to town to buy some food, socks, see if I could find some good new shoes, tea, and some other stuff. But of course I forgot a few things, most importantly some blue paint.

No new shoes “sorry, we’re out of stock in your size”.

cliffordbeshers
cliffordbeshers

@jemostrom So...you consoled yourself with grilled sausages?

khurtwilliams
khurtwilliams

@jemostrom I don't buy shoes often, but I haven't purchased from a brick-n-mortar shoe store in several years. Most local businesses near Princeton University are restaurants, cafes, ice creameries, bakeries, nail salons, liquor/wine/beer stores or martial arts academies. But I am surrounded by strip malls with big-box stores.

Have you tried buying shoes online?

jemostrom
jemostrom

@cliffordbeshers Yes, but not until I was home 😋

jemostrom
jemostrom

@khurtwilliams I've done it once, after having been to their physical shop to try it out - they only had a smaller size in the shop. There is a reason for all my "problems", my feet are larger, broader and generally stranger than people in general (I like them though 😋).

Usually, it's a problem to find comfortable shoes in the correct size. Today I found a shoe that looked very promising ... but none of the shops had a pair in the correct size (or even close) so I don't really know if it was OK. But I really need a new pair since my feet hurt (the bones/sinews) when I walk more 5-10km.

(Fun fact, my grandfathers father had really large feet, so large that when he once found a pair of boots that were too large, he bought them just because he had never experienced that)

khurtwilliams
khurtwilliams

@jemostrom I think I understand. If I could be bare footed all the time I would be happy.

jemostrom
jemostrom

@khurtwilliams Same here, but winter and new snow makes it a bit difficult (old snow and ice is less of a problem but still a problem). I usually go to special shoe store, they specialize in actually trying to figure out what kind of shoes you need and why. When you go to the hospital/clinic and say that something is wrong with your feet, you might be referred to visit this shop.

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odd
odd

@jemostrom Löplabbet?

jemostrom
jemostrom

@odd Nästan: Gå och löpkliniken, de är riktigt bra och har hjälpt mig med t.ex. hälsporre.

khurtwilliams
khurtwilliams

@jemostrom ah yes, winter. The time of year in the northeastern USA when everything outside reminds me of a post-apocalyptic movie.