I think you all know by now how happy it makes me to be getting free books in the mail. Well it turns out it makes me just as happy getting SHOES in the mail! When Sci arrived back from her probably-longer-than-she-deserved vacation, she found a box waiting for her. The box was from the illustrious Dr. Isis, and what should it contain, but a pair of Naughty Monkey shoes! I cannot thank Dr. Isis enough, they are so sparkly!
Sci has never owned shoes of such bling in her entire life, and now of course has to find something to go with them. And this being Scienceblogs, I had to include PICTURES! Below the fold:
Here you can see the shoes, in their natural habitat (not on the floor). Actually, they’re really comfortable, and the only pain I got after a while was the pain of standing on your tiptoes for ages.
And here you can see Sci curled up with some hot reading. Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery!
Unfortunately, Sci’s feet are not really made to wear those beautiful, delicate stillettos ALL the time. So I also thought I would include my best-shoe-in-the-world:
The Nike Air Pegasus for women. These glorious, mid-cushion shoes (good for those with neutral pronation), have cradled Sci’s feet through many weary miles, at least 10 5ks, a similar number of 10ks, and the past three half-marathons. Not the same pair, obviously. I’m a little surprised that they got lower reviews on the website, but slipping my feet into these feels like slipping them into home. They are, of course on the pricey side, but I think they’re worth it. I’m willing to shell out for running shoes.
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