Fashion Week and blisters go together like peanut-butter and jelly, it’s just natural. Running around in heels and flats for long hours at a time for a week straight definitely takes its toll on your feet. New York Fashion Week ended well over a week ago, and I’m still wearing Band-Aids and tending to blisters. Normally you’d think that most of the blisters came from heels and stilettos, but on the contrary – they all came flats.
I decided it would be a good idea to wear my reflective Cole Haan Oxford Flats on the last day of New York Fashion Week, thinking it would be nice way to reward my feet for a job well done, but boy was I wrong. Within the first ten minutes of walking in my oxfords, I could already feel blisters developing and my heels were already beginning to feel raw. My first instinct was to stop by Duane Reade and grab some Band-Aids to avoid things getting any worse, but little did I know, there was nothing that was going to save me at this point. When I was finally in an appropriate area to take my shoes off, I noticed that the skin on my heels had already been completely ripped off and the stinging sensation was almost too much to handle. So I piled on the Neosporin and slapped on a total of seven bandaids (yes, I said seven) and hoped for the best.
While the bandaids helped a tiny bit, (and when I say tiny, I mean hardly), my feet may as well have been screaming. It was so bad, I almost questioned missing a show in fear I just couldn’t walk anymore. Walking barefoot did cross my mind for a split second, because, well, I figured, it is Fashion Week and almost anything goes…but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. After what seemed like walking forever, I finally made it home to my very comfy couch and my feet were even worse than I’d imagined. Taking a shower felt like needles shooting straight through my heels; the pain was almost unbearable. For the next four days, I had no choice but to live in my Havaianas and Birkenstocks.
So here I am today, my feet have healed a bit, but I’m still sporting Band-Aids in fear my blisters will resurface. This is the WORST pain my feet have ever been through, and I need you to commiserate with me. What’s your worst story of shoe injury?