Tuesday, May 18, 2010

10 Ways you are getting ripped off.

Are you like me... trying to save a buck or two whenever possible - and as painlessly as possible?  I love the Consumer Reports site and Yahoo Finance had some interesting articles/links.  From time to time I will upload an article or link I think might interest or benefit you.  It's not very creative, but it may trigger some creative thinking!

I thought this was interesting... if nothing else.


I was especially interested in the Shape-Up athletic shoes.  It just so happens I went shopping for these this past weekend.  I suffer from plantar fasciitis and just recently ruptured the entire ligament--ouch!!  Back in the darn ugly Frankenstein boot again.

My Opinion:
I tried on the Reebok and the Skechers.  The Reebok shoe didn't have enough padding and I could feel the air pockets individually.  The Skechers felt wonderful and put the weight and pressure points away from my heel.  The only problem is they look like rubber platforms--ugly ones.  The look, I would just have to get over, but it was the price I had a problem with.  Granted there was a bit more rubber to the sole, but other than that, it's just a plain same-old, same-old, athletic shoe--not worth the $120 price tag.  I don't know if I'll have much choice because of my foot issue, but I won't be happy about it, and I won't buy another of their over priced shoe for me or my family.  Any alternative suggestions?  I would love to know if you or someone you know is dealing with this issue and what they have done to heal and get rid of it.


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