Your Shoes and the Journeys You Undertake
You may consider me to be crazy, and it’s possible I am quite mad. Why, you might ask, why I am writing a blog post about my Timberland shoes. However, I’d like you to stay with me, as I write about my Timberland shoes and the journeys you take.
Shoes are critical to the comfort of our walk and our gait. Do you disagree? I challenge you and encourage you to wear a pair of uncomfortable shoes and see how far you go. A week back, I discovered a pair of shoes I had put away because they pinched my toes. Since times are tough–financially–I tried them on one more time. I figured I was going to save some money, but no! When I tried to wear them, I transported myself into a world of agony.
Therefore, on the journeys you undertake, ensure you own a fabulous pair of shoes and a spare pair.
I bought my Timberland shoes many years ago in Bombay. Since that fateful day, I walked the streets of many Indian cities, traveled to the mountains, walked along the slippery tops of waterfalls, waded in rivers, and even walked in some sandy areas. Sometime in 2017, we did a solo car journey across the central heart of India.
Over this time, my Timberland shoes have stood me in good stead and become my faithful companion. They took some time to fashion themselves into the shape of my foot, but after we solved this initial teething problem, we became partners.
Your Packing List
The journeys you undertake are always better with a good pair of shoes. They make it easy for you to walk, yet I am sad to report, very few people mention the importance of a good pair of shoes on these trips. Most packing lists include cameras, lenses, filters, tripods, writing accessories, memory banks, memory cards, spare batteries and chargers, and a few other accessories.
Almost no one talks about shoes. When you consider this, it is incredible because the shoes you buy travel with you from place to place and become your companions for years. When their time is done, remember to gaze at them with affection, and look back at the journeys you undertook together and the stories you have shared.
Yes, my Timberland shoes experienced much with me, and for this, I am grateful.