First I only wore Chuck Taylor hightops (14-27). Then I only wore elastic-sided boots, mostly Blundstones (27-44). Then a podiatrist said I needed proper footwear with proper support and told me what to get. Nondescript brown shoes. I looked down at my feet with them on. Old man feet. But he was right; my foot stopped hurting. However, one of the shoes squeaks with every step. A grating, creaky squeak, like a tightening rope in a ship’s rigging. It might not be so bad if it was both of them, at least, but it’s only the one. Also that one’s lace keeps coming untied.