Got snow shoes for Christmas. Very excited! Even more excited when we finally got some snow so I could try them out. Went out for the 2nd (or 3rd?) time on Saturday with Scott & the boys. They went sledding while I slogged around the field in hopes of feeling the burn.
Things were feeling good. Just a teeny problem with my old boots. I acquired them at a coat/winter gear exchange for the hefty price of $0.00. They fit great. They also have a smidgen of plastic that sticks out on the right heel. Not a problem normally because we are not talking about high mileage footwear.
Heel started to hurt after about 10 minutes. Started to really bug me after 15. I limped back to the car after 30, muttering self-derogatory phrases like "wuss" and "lazy".
Got home and stripped my boots and (2 pairs of) socks off to find:
|While feeling like an idiot, I was actually gratified to discover this Red Badge of |
|I took this the next evening. It looks more friendly than it feels. |
Maybe my next pair of boots should be new? Nahhhhh.... I'm sure I can find something with only a few design flaws at the consignment shop!