Happy Feet Again for 3-Day Walk

by Cathy Miller

in 3-Day Walk for the Cure

As you might imagine, walking 60 miles in 3 Days takes a toll on the feet.

For my first three Walks, I tried every type of shoes and sock combination – but with the same result.

  • Halfway through the Walk – happy feet
  • 2nd half of the Walk – blisters and more blisters
  • And a lost toenail or two

In 2006, I discovered MBTs.

Mighty Blessed Toes

MBT is short for Masai Barefoot Technology. It’s the funny-looking shoes with the curved bottom, and existed before Skechers Shape-Ups found Kim Kardashian.

I don’t know why I let the shoe salesperson talk me into the closed shoes. I went in for the sandals.

  • The closed shoes eliminated the blisters
  • I still lost my big toenail – too much pavement pounding

In 2007, I purchased MBT sandals and happy feet were born.

  • No blisters
  • No lost toenails
  • 3-Day bliss

So, what did MBT do? They discontinued or changed the model of my shoes.

There is a similar version in a men’s style, but I could not find a size small enough to fit my needs. Generally, on the 3-Day, you get shoes a size larger since your feet swell. Too much information?

  • I tried a different MBT model
  • It did not give me the support I needed
  • I was very sad

I tried other walking sandals. I was left moaning ~

♫ I want my MBTs ♫

Hallelujah!

A few weeks ago, I found my MBT sandals in a men’s size that would work for me.

I bought two pair.

  • And they were on sale!
  • The foot gods are smiling
  • And I have happy feet once again

3-Day #9 Here I Come

My happy feet are rejoicing as they prepare for my 9th 3-Day Walk.

I have September and October to raise at least $473 to reach the $2,300 minimum we are required to raise.

If you can help in any way, I would be most grateful. You can click on the picture on the sidebar or click here to go to my Personal Fundraising Page.

My feet and I thank you.

Thank You, Contributors!

Thank you to the many who have contributed already. Most are multi-year contributors. Some even donated twice this year.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  • Alan Sakal
  • Anne Wayman
  • Bruce Cutting
  • Harriet Rotter Bell
  • Heather Woodruff
  • Jacqui Murray
  • Joe & Elaine Conway
  • Julie Ewert
  • Kim A Lemon
  • Laura Wiggins
  • Linda Barney
  • Lori Widmer
  • Margie Miller
  • Marsha Lindbeck
  • Nicola Parry
  • Rachel Marturello
  • Rita Wiggins
  • Sharon Hurley Hall

Carried over from last year

Fortech Products, Inc.
SFG Benefit Insurance

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Paula H September 3, 2012 at 2:26 pm

I admire you for doing the grueling walks, Cathy! My mom died of breast cancer, but my sister is a 13+ year survivor thanks to progress made in both diagnosis and treatment.

Of course, I’m little miss foot pain, so the thought of just a one-day walk would be enough to send me crying to the podiatrist. I always look for comfort first when it comes to foot ware. I saw the photo and immediate thought, “Those soles look like they’d be sturdy, comfortable, and support my aching feet in all the right places! I’m going to go check out the brand now – thanks.

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Cathy September 3, 2012 at 2:57 pm

They take getting used to, Paula. The 1st time you stand on them, it’s like being on a ship – or drunk. ;-) But, they are the only shoes that allow me this craziness of walking 60 miles in 3 days.

Send me the names of your Mom & sister and I’ll wear them on the Walk to honor them. Thanks, Paula!

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Anne Wayman September 4, 2012 at 9:42 am

so glad the shoe goddess smiled upon you… hugs

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Cathy September 4, 2012 at 10:58 am

Definitely going on my Thanksgiving list of things to be thankful for. :-) Ah, the little things – like happy feet. ;-)

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