cicerone imposter wrote:
Chai, People who posted on this thread only wanted to provide some information that may be helpful to you, even though none of us has any experience with the shoes you asked about.
I personally think Ragman's suggestion has a lot of merit, and worth your consideration.
Oh hey c.i....I totally agree with you.
And....I acknowledged, more than once that the information, although not what I was asking about, was interesting, and informative/useful.
I also aknowledged, more than once, that I gave ragmans, and osso's sugguestions consideration, and, in view of the fact that I have to obviously take knowledge supplied by others in light of how they will effect me personally, in this case, fit and purpose, and weigh out for myself if it applies to me.
So, even though I was not looking for advice on other brands of shoes, I read, assimilated and judged the advice based on my needs. Which, are not the needs of ragman and osso.
Somehow, the fact that I don't have the same needs as ragman and osso upset them.
It certainly hasn't upset me.
I have to be totally honest here though...Nothing that ragman said in any of his posts, about brands of shoes, pronations of feet, sports doctors, price, etc, etc. was not anything I didn't already know, had not already experienced first hand, or researched. His information was useful, but, frankly, I was being polite so as not to immediately say "yeah, yeah, I know all that....but I'm looking for information on something I don't know yet"
However, I didn't realize in my initial post that I should have put the disclaimer that I was cognicent of various brands of shoes, knew that medical people were available, and was aware of costs, and so forth.
What I got out of this was that ragman, based on his immediate opinion that something was a gimmick, is disgruntled that I didn't immediately say "you're right....tell me what to do", and then, do it.
Plus, him then saying he didn't need/want to try a product to give an opinion....well.....looks like he made up his mind one way, and as he thinks of me, won't be temptet to think otherwise.
I suppose I could go out and buy some nikes or something, and every time I put them on, think "these aren't half as comfortable as those other gimmicky shoes I tried on....boy, those really felt good. But ragman said these cost half and much, and fulfill my needs, so I guess I'll just wear them"
Giving advice is fine..well, not so fine when it's not been asked for, but still fine enough when it's well intentioned. However, giving advice doesn't obligate the other to swallow it whole without applying what they already know, which may conflict with what a stranger tells them.
bottom line, if ragman feels he needs to defend his privates, it's because he felt by the mere virtue of having privates worth defending, qualifies in to be an expert....but, perhaps not as much of an expert as I think he is, and apparantly that makes me wrong. So, I'm sent off with a "god bless, do what you want, you've been warned"
I think I'll ask someone with a degree in Kinesiology, a BSN in nursing, and years of experience what they have to say. May not be as good as a person with MD after their name, but, pretty damn close.
I agree with mame....these are not Jimmy Choos....they're better.