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Marty - Birkies

Posted by Rachael T. on 6/18/04 at 15:38 (153423)

I have the Birks that you are planning on buying - I use them for shower shoes as well as wear them when cleaning the deck - I like them & I think they are comfy. They don't have as high an arch as some of 'Classic' birks - but I think they do the job for what I use them for. I wish you luck with them.

Re: Marty - Birkies

SteveG on 6/21/04 at 16:24 (153638)

How are you these day, Rachael??

Re: Marty - Birkies

RACHAEL T. on 6/22/04 at 13:32 (153708)

Hi Steve- Good to hear from you & thanks for asking about me. Hmm, feet were a bit worse around 6/1 (which is around when I started swimming again after a month layoff due to pool just opening). So - I went back on some ibup. for the pain & yes, I have been doing ALOT. I ride my horse at least 4 times weekly; I do stall chores for 2 horses daily (wheelbarrel pushing & all) - I am swimming again daily for 20-30 min; bike 1 or 2 times weekly; & I am gardening....BUT, I switch orthotics/shoes/inserts/socks - a couple of times daily. I continue to wear Brooks - w/ SDOs sometimes & w/ my Blue Bed Birk Inserts that I purchased 2 yrs. ago & couldn't get comfy in them....now, I can. I also wear my Birk sandals (Arizonas, & Bostons, & Scarlets). So, NO I am not healed - but I feel I am more manageable & have increased my activities IMMENSELY...even more than while we were in Fla. over the winter. I am wondering if I will ever be ALL better--but if I can manage it & still LIVE - which I wasn't doing for the past 3 years of pf! So, life is better...which I hope gives some hope to those who are in extreme pain as I was 2 & 3 years ago. How are you? Please give me your details of what you are wearing & your activites & such. Thanks again for asking!