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Friday, September 19, 2014
footDrHorsley provides professional health services for the foot, ankle and related surgeries.
Singing The Hand-Me-Down Shoes Blues
"I've got the hand-me-down blues, 'cause I wear hand-me-down
"Where ever I go, the shoe hurts my big toe."
wouldn't have this rash that I caught, if only the shoes had been
bought, for me."
The practice that many families have,
where they pass down
clothing and shoes to the next sibling in line, in an effort to
save money, may work if the clothes fit. However that is not the
case for the shoes. The old saying, "If the shoe fits wear it,"
really should not pertain to the children next in line in the
family. There are many reasons why this is so. These reasons vary
from the psychological effect of wearing second hand shoes to the
negative effects pre-driven shoes can have on foot health.
There is a very positive effect that new clothing, in this case
new shoes, has on an individual. There are self-esteem issues
that are involved. Children especially need to feel good about
themselves. Memories of second hand clothing (shoes) can affect
how the child feels about himself for the rest of the child's
life. Many times, patients mention that they believe that their
foot problems are a direct result of the hand-me-down shoes they
wore when they were children. These adults express how much they
hated that practice during their childhood. They have never
gotten over it...