Every time I have gone somewhere that involved a lot of walking my feet have paid the price. Two times in particular will always remain fresh in my memory. The first time was on my first trip to New York City. It was summer and I wore aerasoles (sp?) slides/mules. I figured they would be soft and comfy (they always had been). Not so much. As I'm sure you know we walked a lot all weekend. By the second day I had terrible blisters. My blisters formed in a terrible place. The soles of my feet. It was awful, the pain I will never forget! I basically had to window in all my blisters with moleskin and wear tennis shoes the rest of the weekend. Not fun.
The second time it happened was in New Orleans. I think I was stupid enough to wear the same shoes. It was spring this time. I went for a nursing conference. I didn't think there would be a lot of walking involved. Boy was I wrong. First I had never been to New Orleans and had no idea it was going to be so much fun. The first day we got there we walked every where (including) Burbon street. You guessed it ! That night the same thing. Blisters on the soles of my feet. Agony the next day and another trip to the drug store for moleskin. You would think I would of learned. The conference was at the convention center (pre Katrina) and that place was huge. My feet were literally burning.
So, (on this so exciting post) the next time I went to New York City I was ready. We went during the Christmas holiday and I wore a pair of Ugg boots. They were so comfortable and I did not get one blister and we walked every where! I know my China trip will involve tons of walking. Plus I will be carrying Abby for a large part of the trip. I need some comfy footwear. Blisters would ruin things in a big way. So tonight I found my dream pair of Ugg boots in Chocolate and I ordered them. I got them at zappos.com. A great deal!
I still believe everything happens for a reason. I'm pretty sure I will be traveling in either the Fall or Winter Months so the boots will be perfect :) But I am still definitely adding moleskin to my packing list.