Anyway, it was summing up my unhappy shoe experiences. So, on friday, I went and bought a new pair because my current pair was pretty utterly destroyed, after 5 miles of walking a day for 200, 250 days. I was in a hurry, and the store had the same brand in an almost identical model, so I just bought them without trying them on.
So, as soon as I put those shoes on, I noticed that they seemed really weird--my ankles were getting lifted up significantly on the outside compared to my previous shoes. I'm fairly sure that this is actually a consequence of the way my previous shoes had been destroyed, since the bottom outside under the ankles was the primary location of destruction. And then I went and checked my first LJ post, and in the comments I noticed that the shoes didn't really fit that well--I guess I'd just broken them in well enough after half a year that I'd forgotten that.
Anyway, it felt awkward (perhaps a bit like how wearing heels must feel), but no big deal, and I figured I'd get used to them. I spent most of Friday and Saturday in a car, sitting at a restaurant/club, and sitting in a house.
Sunday, I spent about three hours walking around downtown SF with my visiting-from-out-of-town friend.
Monday, my legs felt kind of screwed up, but I didn't really realize how bad (or else it wasn't as bad), so I walked to work and back that day.
Today I blew off going in to work because my legs are really fucking sore. I can walk fine, but it feels really uncomfortable, the kind of uncomfortable that I normally interpret as my body saying "don't do that". It's not. Normally I can walk for five hours and be ready for more the next day; this is more like I used some muscles I haven't used in my life before and way overused them.
Also, two significant blisters on the underside of my right foot, about an inch and a half apart (one on the big toe). Nothing on the left.
I may hit up my coworker for a ride to work tomorrow.