Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Yonkers Yeti

I have a terrible time buying footwear. My ideal shoe size would be 11.5/EEEEE, but EEEEE shoes just don't seem to be made, so I get by with size 12/EEEE footwear. In many cases, a style of shoe or boot will "max out" at EEE, so I am limited in the "model" of shoe that I can wear. My last purchase of footgear was a nice pair of workboots, purchased before the first big winter storm of the season. I bought one of the few pairs of boots that even came in an acceptable width, specifically a boot which had a uniform width along its length (it doesn't taper towards the "toe box"- see, buying footwear is such a pain in the ass foot that I actually know a lot of the terminology of the trade now). Basically, I am the podiatric equivalent of one of Cinderella's wicked stepsisters.

We had a pretty major snowstorm starting yesterday and running into the wee hours of the morning today. I decided that I would run to the supermarket to buy something to throw in a slow oven to help warm up the house. On my way home, I passed another pedestrian, a slender woman of average height. After we exchanged greetings and parted company, I looked down and noticed that the contrast between our footprints was startling:




Man, look at that big ol' bootprint, I'd better watch out or "Bigfoot" hunters are going to try to track down the Yonkers Yeti.

7 comments:

Butch Pansy said...

It's a small world for big people.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I spent a lot of yesterday and some of today digging out so I can get the Honda out of driveway. Now it's snowing again, and my back hurts.

*sniff*

Least I got birdie friends.
~

John Gray said...

You know what they say about men who have big shoes?

.......

They have big socks

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Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

It's a small world for big people.

Especially us "ugly stepsister" types!

I spent a lot of yesterday and some of today digging out so I can get the Honda out of driveway. Now it's snowing again, and my back hurts.

Sounds like somebody needs some whisky and by some whisky, I mean lots of whisky!

You know what they say about men who have big shoes?

A classic!

fish said...

Keen makes good yeti boots although they are not really work boots.

JMochaCat said...

FWIW, zappos.com (whose prices are slightly higher but shipping and return shipping are baked in) alleges itself to have several Propets and a few assorted hushpuppies in 11.5/5E.

-- Eve, the Brooklyn Lady Sasquatch (12EE), who's also found shoebuy.com somewhat-useful