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What's Wrong With This Picture?

So, several of you recommended Green Superfeet to me after I posted about my sore and over-pronating plates.

After work today, I took my sore feet and walked up Park Street, and then up the length of Whiteladies Road, to Ellis Brigham, a sport shop at the top of Whiteladies which is my nearest dealer.

I paid them £34.99 -- not bad, considering that while some of the internet prices are around the £29 mark, the couple I looked at wanted at least £6 for delivery, which seemed a bit steep. Then I took my shiny new box of green superfeet, and walked all the way back home to Hotwells.

I took out the existing insoles, and luckily the size against the Superfeet looked like an exact match, so I figured I wouldn't need to do any trimming.

Putting the second of the Superfeet in the other shoe, though, I felt that there was something wrong with the fit -- and there was. "D'oh!" I thought, "What a fool. I've put the right superfoot in the left shoe."

I took out the first insole, so I could swap them round. And then spotted my problem.

Yup, in my shiny new box of Superfeet were two identical insoles. Both for the right foot.


So now I can look forward to another trip up Whiteladies Road to return them. I think I'll check to see if I've got a matching pair before I leave the shop this time. And maybe, just maybe... I'll drive.

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Just go in there in a total sulk and ask them if you really look like you have two right feet.

Yeah and (politely) let them know that it has been an inconvenience to have to come all the way back to exchange them.

Of course, in the sit-com that is my life, I'm almost expecting to go back to the shop at the same time as the person who got the pair of left feet, and it to be the start of something wonderful...

On the other handfoot, my track record would indicate a predilection for girl's size six feet, rather than bloke's size nines, so maybe not :)

Edited at 2008-02-06 09:33 pm (UTC)

Heh. If I were working there I'd like to think my reply would be, "No, you don't, but Jesus, the guy who bought the pair before you -- well, you should've seen him dance, that's all I'm saying..."

I take it you can't just flip one of them upside down then? :-)

Been there, done that. I spent my first two snowboarding holidays wondering how my left boot was so much less comfortable than the right one. Until one day, I took the liners out, to find I had two right hand liners......

Mup looked at it and went they're two of the same feet. I looked and said ooh they'rew very green. is this a symptom of male female brains or just that I still have a cold?


I am SOOOOOO not answering that question, I'm already having my opening of doors for women discussed elsewhere and I am possibly going to get called a Sexist so I don't want to hurry it along here by saying something.

Oh bugger I might have already !

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