I have lumbar scoliosis, which wasn’t diagnosed until I was in my late 50’s. It results in frequent sciatica and lower back pain, and I have had increasing troubles with it this summer. I initially attributed my increased pain to the stress and physical activity associated with my agency move to a new building. I spent the last month hauling, dragging, disassembling, and rearranging things, but got no relief once that activity stopped. Then I thought, maybe it is my Birkenstocks.
I love wearing Birkenstock sandals, and wear them with socks in the winter and without socks with Capri pants and most everything else in the summer. This week I experimented and wore my lace up Keenes, which look like bowling shoes, and found that my back pain went away. Darn it! The Birkies went in the trash.
You can’t really wear bowling shoes with shorts and Capri pants. I hate having to stop and lace up my shoes every time I leave the house. I like having less pain, though.
What adjustments have you had to make to your clothing as you got older? How would you describe your fashion style? What are your favorite shoes?