“The junk merchant doesn’t sell his product to the consumer, he sells the consumer to his product. He does not improve and simplify his merchandise. He degrades and simplifies the client”
William S. Borroughs
My shoes have holes in them again. It’s a bit annoying but it’s summer now so it’s not as bad as when it’s raining in the winter and the sidewalks, footpaths, byways and tracks are all soaked.
I always wear my shoes out directly under the ball of my foot. It’s the result of teaching myself to learn to walk as an adult. Before that I used to wear these high heeled men’s business shoes all day and over time my body forgot how to walk properly. I’d strike the ground on my heel when I walked. Maybe you do that too. If you’re so messed up you think this is natural take off your shoes and walk on a hard floor. What hits the ground first? Try to deliberately heel strike. How does that feel?
If you want lots of fatigue and body pain put shoes on and bash your heels on the ground. If not relearn to walk like I did. Anyway that’s all off topic. I’m having another moan about shoes. I need good-quality shoes, but most of the shoes around are short life junk or durable, but clunky. Too many are from the skin of an animal which seems weird to me to want to put your foot inside part of the carcass of a dead thing. Probably the main objection I have to another pair of new shoes is that they are so overpriced for the short life junk that they are. I get a few months and then I’m throwing them to the Dustman. So until I find something better I’ll just go on happy to walk with holes in my shoes and money in my pocket. Sometimes when I have problems like these I consider starting a company because I feel there isn’t any good competition, but then I remember why I don’t.
There is no money in making things that last. Only money in things that suck.
It’s a sad situation we’re in. Everything is made poorly when we have all the resources, intelligence, technology and materials to make amazing stuff that could easily be passed down within family lines.