It was a serious of unfortunate events with a bit of ingenuity that led to my hobbit feet.
A cauterized toenail made it painfully impossible to wear socks or closed-toe shoes. I couldn’t stand anything touching my toe. Except a Band-Aid.
I also have very dry heels that are prone to cracking. Not wearing socks or regular shoes allowed my heels to crack and bleed.
My normal solution? To slather them in foot cream and wear sneakers for a week. But that wasn’t possible. Because of the toe issue, I had to toss out normal and go for abnormal: hobbit feet.
I took a pair of scissors to my unmatching socks and trimmed the tips off.
Much like fingerless gloves, I now wear toeless socks.
Of course, I didn’t want to destroy too many pairs of socks so none of my new toeless socks match. In fact, some have zero in common. Like the brown and white striped sock on my right foot and the burgundy sock on my left foot today.
My grandma E thought I was being very fashion forward. Aren’t grandmas the best?