No, I am not being metaphorical, I just felt that today I would randomly blog about shoes, and the role they play in a Peace Corps volunteer’s life. It’s a funny concept, footwear, because being in Kenya I am pulled in many different directions as to what I should don ever morning. The temperature (and kids running around) tell me barefoot if possible! My Peace Corps Medical-honed brain says to at least cover the soles of the feet to avoid stepping on something nasty. My outdoorsy side screams hiking boots. My teachers all where nicer-looking loafers or shoes, and so I strike a balance: closed-toe, “Jesus sandals,” that cover my feet while allowing them to breathe: a necessity in this heat.