4 Nov 2000 zed   » (Journeyer)

    XFree86 4.0.1 packages have finally been released, so I can build packages on my own machine again. This makes me feel a lot better.
    Went shopping yesterday and picked up new shoes. Rockport, leather, semi-formal, fairly comfortable. Took me a while to get my size down. I think my feet have been shrinking on me, or at least changing shape. I wore size 11 (US) tennis shoes when I was in high school. At some point, they went down to 10.5, and then down to 10. Dress shoes have always been 10. Now I get these, and I do end up getting a 10M, but I've always liked a little extra room to stretch the toes, (which would imply a W), but getting a wide version apparantly slightly increases the length of the shoe, resulting in slight slippage. So it was a decision between a shoe that gives me toe splay room but slides a little when I walk, or a shoe that has my toes pressing slightly against the side but doesn't have me starting to slip out of it when I walk. I tried a 9.5W, but that was now too short, and the back of the shoe would dig into my ankle when I extended the foot downward.

    I think I'm a 9.75W, or something like that. If I ever get filthy stinking rich, I'll have custom shoes tailored and find out.

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