I was reading a story about how a young woman (bdmthrfkr) got her hands stuck in her shoes. I thought I was the only one dumb enough to do something like that. I responded with a short note and then got up enough courage to tell the whole story.
One of my favorite knee high boots was a pull on high heel boot similar to Cole Haan’s Air Kendall which I purchased for about 400 dollars. I love the boots. After a couple of years I had the heels fixed due to wear and should have had the soles refurnished but didn’t. As I wore them more, my feet began sliding forward a bit and I figured it was time to stop the soles from bunching up towards my toes by gluing them down to the bottom of the boot. It was late in the evening and I wanted the boots ready for work the next day.
I got some glue and removed the sole inserts. I suck my arm down into each boot and squirted glue all around the bottom of the boot and quite a bit in the back where the heel is located. I quickly put the soles back in and after a minute or so proceeded to slide my feet into each boot making sure the soles were properly and firmly in place.
They felt pretty good when the telephone rang and I went to answer it. It was one of my girl-friends and we talked for about an hour on the phone. Afterwards I made something to eat and decided to take off my boots. To my surprise, they didn’t come off. I pulled even harder and they wouldn’t budge at all. I was starting to get worried. I couldn’t believe that I was stupid enough to get my feet stuck into my boots.
I tried to stick my hand down into the each of the boots and somehow free my foot but there wasn’t enough room to do anything useful. Stomping and shaking them all around didn’t help. I tried spoons, utensils, dowels, etc. to get some leverage inside the boot, hoping something would happen. I kept pulling on them and wiggling my feet hoping that something would happen. I was now feeling very dumb and angry at myself. I thought “Oh, great, how long is the glue going to last?”
Later that evening I was able to get my left foot out with much of the sole attached to the bottom of the foot. My right foot refused to give an inch. I went to bed with one boot on hoping that it would come off in the morning before work. The last thing on my mind was to destroy my expensive boots.
It finally did come off after work the next day but like the other boot much of the insert came off when I pulled my foot free. After this, I decided to take them to the cobbler and have the inserts replaced properly. I still couldn’t believe that I had actually done something so brain-less. lue