Why Some People Can’t Give Up Their Old Shoes (A Letter From A Patient).

Why Some People Can’t Give Up Their Old Shoes (A Letter From A Patient).
I am a Podiatrist and this is a letter from one of my favorite, long-time Patients:  
During our visit to your office Thursday, you commented that I should replace my aging sandals. I failed to tell you how old they really are. Back in my college days in the 1950s, when archaeology began to rage, I spent two weeks on a college-sponsored dig on the north side of the Bay of Naples (Baie di Napoli). We centered on the place of the Sibyl of Cumae. On the first day of the dig, I came upon the remains of perhaps a Roman-era soldier, though the site went further back into antiquity than AD 1. The skeleton still wore a pair of heavily-used sandals, the source of their leather later found to be of shark skin, though one of the archaeologists speculated it might be skin from a reptile, such as a dinosaur.
     Long story short, I’m still wearing these ancient sandals and don’t intend to give them up for anything modern. I’d go barefoot first. (Maybe that’s a good idea. No athletes foot fungus?) Thought you’d enjoy an explanation of why some people just can’t give up old shoes.
How can I argue with that? 

The Secret Life of Podiatrists.

The Secret Life of Podiatrists.

So, what does a Podiatrist do in her spare time? I’ve discovered the strange and fascinating world of creating memes. Some are niche podiatry humor, some are silly and some are mildly profane. You will quickly deduce that I spend a good portion of my work day trying to convince patients to stop walking barefoot and to wear Rx Crocs as bedroom slippers in the house. It may come as a shock to you, but most patients are resistant to giving up barefoot walking and are horrified at the thought of wearing the aesthetically lovely Rx Crocs that have the transformative power of turning the most beautiful woman’s feet into looking like two bulky box-cars! By the way, if you have foot, knee, hip or lower back pain – the Rx Crocs Specialist as a bedroom slipper will decrease the pain by 30% within 3 weeks. Give it a try and I think that you will be pleasantly surprised.






Have a great dayand stop walking barefoot!