Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Sponge Feet

There is nothing worse than wet shoes. I feel particularly bitter toward my wet shoes because I bought them knowing I would be moving to Seattle, under the illusion that their leather exterior would keep my feet dry in rainy weather. As it turns out, they are the least waterproof shoes I have ever owned. It takes less than a minute of walking in the rain for them to begin absorbing water and redistributing it to my socks, which of course end up being soaked for the remainder of the day. I felt very clever last week when I thought to cut a plastic grocery bag in half and wrap the halves around my socks, inside my shoes, but to my dismay this only delayed the inevitable watery penetration.

As I was trying to figure out how to end this post, S-Boogie came in the room to announce that her diaper had leaked. This has been happening lately when we forget to have her go to the potty before naptime, because Pull-Ups don't absorb as much as regular diapers do. Luckily, though, that was not the case today. Her diaper was indeed wet, but nothing had escaped. And maybe that's my answer--I need to start wearing diapers on my feet.


G'pa Bob said...

Or just grow tough webbed feet like the rest of us? Hopefully, you plan to stay long enough.

Until then, galoshes to you,
G'pa Bob

skyeJ said...

Hey, soggy feet man! Just finished a cool book that made me think of you. "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay", by Michael Chabon. It's about comics, WWII, and a gay guy. You've probably already read it, but if not, I recommend it.

Maybe you ought to invest in some yellow bug boots like S-Boogie.

Th. said...


I had the exact same reasons and results when I bought my crappy crappy Docs. Never again!

kirsa said...

I recommend a can of leather water-proofing spray. If that fails, you could always try coating the outside of the shoes (where the water comes in) with epoxy to seal it up. Though I haven't ever tried the epoxy myself, so I'm not at all sure it would work.

Oooh, the word verification is kirwc. So close!