Well, there are, as I just found out. They're trying their best to show their displeasure with me for being forced to work after three decades of absolute laziness. Soreness, thy name is toes.
I bought for myself a pair of "five fingers" shoes or however they're called in English, the ones where the shoe has toes. I've heard really good things about those shoes and wanted to try them out.
The process of getting my toes in there was more complicated than initially expected -- perfect, straight toes I have not. At some point I seriously considered throwing the shoes across the room and barely managed to restrain myself. But ... it was worth it. I mean, once I managed to put on the shoes and each toe was in its right place, the shoes felt incredibly light and comfortable.
I decided to take my dog for a walk; 30 minutes later I had to turn back. Usually I walk him longer than that, but my toes were killing
me. Not my feet, or my knees, or my ankles; they felt all light and relaxed (better than with my normal shoes, specially my knees). However, my toes were tired
. No blister to speak of and the shoes still felt as comfortable as at the beginning. It were the muscles in my toes, which until that moment I didn't know existed, the ones that were all like, "Please, have mercy. This is too much work. Stop now."
Tired toes ... such an odd experience.
On the whole, I'm happy with the purchase. However, I do hope that the learning curve for putting the shoes on is steep because that was rather frustrating, and I'm not known for my patience.This entry was originally posted at http://forestgreen.dreamwidth.org/115846.html, where it has comments.