I’ve tried many shoes before because I was obsessed with sneakers and I love walking. It is just like form of therapy for me. But growing up, I realize that I currently choose comfort over any kind of ‘stylish’ shoes. Now I’m facing dilemma because out of many shoes that I’ve tried, I only had 2 shoes that really resonates with me and they are no longer available in store.
You know that no matter how good quality the shoes is, it will worn out over time. It makes me realize two things about shoes now.
- When you found your perfect fit shoes, stock up. even if it’s only 2 pairs.
- Maintain your shoes!!! I mean the sole, the stitching, etc.
I didn’t realize this before, I only take care of my shoes by washing it if it’s dirty or drying it if it went through the rain with me, stuffs like that, no specialty. Now I regret it because I started to go aimless walking again and my shoes started to broke down. There’s hole in it and the sole no longer qualified to support my walking distance.
Okay let’s talk about the shoes that I love the most. It is Adidas Honey and Nike Kaishi.
1. Adidas honey stripes blue denim low
I got this shoes during my high school years or early college years in 2011/2012 and managed to wear it until 2018. This shoes is like a best friend to me, it’s light, fun, and makes me comfortable during walking or traveling. Literally the best for daily shoes. it’s also felt very soft on my feet. Sadly, they no longer have it in store but I guess they changed the name to adidas Nizza or something. My adidas honey sole was already slippery and the stitches already worn out. I still have hope to somehow fix it tho because like I said, this shoes is like a best friend to me.
2. Nike Kaishi 2.0 black
I got nike kaishi during my last year of college in 2017. I also got a jordan in university blue color with it but I wore this nike kaishi more because I walk a lot during my last year of college. It’s really convenient to go here and there in this shoes. It’s super comfortable and it feels like it’s hugging your feet. I also had trouble with callus before because I wore many flat-sole shoes during my college days so my doctor recommended to wear more running shoes because it’s soft and bouncy. I added an orthopedic insole in this shoes as well.
I continue to wear it during my first working days and when I get into uni to pursue my masters degree. Safe to say that this shoes has been through thick and thin with me and witness my milestones. But in the middle of 2019 the glue in the sole starting to separated from the body so I have to get it repaired and stitch around the sole to tighten it back to continue to wear it. The sole reparation last long until now but I have minor accident in 2022 when I ride motorcycle and it caused holes in the shoes!!!! It made me devastated but I kinda grateful because it’s only 2 small holes. Last week, I contacted some of local shoe reparation stores and most of them cannot do anything about it 😦
However, there’s a youtube channel that kinda help and made me want to give it a shot, here it is:
Also this morning one of the nearest reparation store just contact me again that they can try to fix that but no promise, it’s also quite cheap for the reparation price so I guess it’s worth to try. I’m going there today, wish me luck guys!! And if you got any recommendation for daily shoes that comfortable for walk/run please let me know! Thank you