DP Daily Prompt: These Boots Were Made for Walking Post by Ranu

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English: These boots are made for walking ……….. Who says Penzance isn’t at the forefront of fashion when you can buy thigh length boots such as these in our very own Market Jew Street !!! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The prompt reminds me of Nancy Sinatra’s song,’These boots are made for walkin and that’s what they’ll do’. I went hunting for comfortable shoes while I was in Montreal. I took two pairs of mine,but they refused to co-operate when I was walking. One of the problems in large cities is, one has to walk a lot to get anywhere.

The farmer’s market was over a kilometre away from where we were staying. This meant we’d have to walk. The first two days I used the pair I took with me. I ended up having my toes so sore,I could not continue using them. I had to get a comfortable pair. When I stepped out of the store,the problem continued. My daughter’s advice was,’Mom you have to break into them’.I understand that part,but I was only there for two weeks,I knew it was not long enough to feel at ease with them. Between stop and walk ritual I managed to cover the grounds. I had to walk from the subway station to the park to watch tennis matches where our favorite players were playing.

We went on a shopping spree, which required metres and metres of walking. My shoes took me to a lot of places,I honestly didn’t enjoy walking that much. It had to be done or else I’d have to sit and wish some angel would lend me her wings so I could fly everywhere. It is only possible in fiction.

I had aching feet,toes and everything that goes with walking,but was deprived of pleasure!

7 thoughts on “DP Daily Prompt: These Boots Were Made for Walking Post by Ranu

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  2. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for sharing this story.

    You have brought back memories to me of my early days of walking in boots over many miles. My feet, like yours, were sore, sometimes with open blisters. The right shoe is so important.

    I cherish walking now, as a means by which getting me where I need/want to be. It is also a way that I can creatively think about things. It’s as if the moving of the legs is directly connected to the mind moving.

    All good wishes,

    robert

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