I love Keen shoes. They’re amazingly comfortable, durable, functional, stylish (in that “I am not TOO invested in how much my shoes impress you” kinda way) and they hide my ugly left big toenail.
When I was a kid, maybe ten, I liked to wear my dad‘s slippers. Yeah, I know a therapist could fill an entire hour on THAT one ;). I caught athlete’s foot and it wrecked several of my toenails. My left big toenail is now three times as thick as my right one.
I SO remember being 12 and at The Pool. At that point in my life, I always wore a band-aid over That Toe. One day I overheard some of my “friends” discussing the fact that I always covered my left toe. Hmmmm… so I let go of the band-aid. And ya know what? My ugly toenail stirred MUCH less conversation than my attempt to cover it.
Now, back to why I love Keen shoes.
Just when I thought I’d completely released the power That Toenail had over me, I discovered these flip flops that would cover It. So I bought not one, but THREE pairs. This discovery happened several years ago. I’ve since sold two of the pairs on EBay. I kept one though.
I kept them and decorated them and love to wear them. And ya know what else? Wearing them is not about covering The Toenail.
Every time I look at my feet in these shoes I remember:
- that day at The Pool;
- buying three pairs of these pairs of shoes;
- releasing two;
- the fun time I had decorating these;
- and how much fun I take in painting my toenails (especially the Ugly Ones)!
How about you?