An open letter to all the shoe and boot manufacturers,
Writing on behalf of the millions of hard working soles who pound the pavement and concrete of this country every day, bringing pain and discomfort to the very vehicles that allow them to provide for themselves, their families, pay their taxes, take part in life's small pleasures. Yes, I'm writing of foot pain. Many millions of people make a living by walking on concrete and asphalt every day. To make a bad situation even worse is the shoes and boots that are available make the days nearly intolerable.
Shoe designers, get out of the lab, strap on you finest and spend 40 or 60 hours on concrete. THEN, tell us how good your products are. Come on, with the technology of today, you cannot design a shoe or boot that is comfortable on concrete? You can make shoes that make a person run faster, jump higher and climb better or even look better but have nothing for the common people that work at big box stores, supermarkets, hospitals, construction and many other professions for low to mid level income. Come on Wolverine, Reebok, Nike, Timberland, Thorogood and yes even Redwing should be reading this ( I have a LOT of experience with pain and Redwing boots), come on Carolina, Brahma, New Balance, join in here and design a shoe or boot that provides us with comfort and durability to make our crappy lives with our crappy jobs just a little easier. If you can do this, you will endear yourselves the working men and women of this country.