Got new shoes yesterday. Weird.

Shoes are funny.

There are so many choices for shoes. Why do we need all these shoes?

I just wanted something waterproof. So I thought.

It turns out that “waterproof” means completely impervious to water to the point where you could walk through a river with them.

Yeah, that's not what I needed. I just wanted shoes that would prevent my socks from getting wet in the rain.

I think I found them. They're made by Merrell and they're not waterproof. But the salesman said they're water-resistant.

(I'll test them in the river and let you know.)

The other issue is that the waterproof ones had more arch support, which I kinda suspect is bad for your body. My intuition is that it's better to be aware of what your feet are doing than it is to fall asleep and let the shoes do everything for you.

I mean, think about it. Your shoes are the only point of contact between your body and the ground, when you're walking. Literally all your weight goes through your shoes. What's going on down there is affecting everything else in a serious way.

So yeah, I'm not trusting the marketing from the shoe companies.

This is my whole entire life we're talking about.

Years ago, I wouldn't have cared, but meditation has made it impossible for me to ignore stuff like this.

Come to my class on Monday December 14 at 5:00 PM EST, and we'll talk about it.

This is the kind of thing that matters.


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