They were like old friends. But the arches had fallen, the straps mended more times than i can count, and they've been resoled twice. It was time. They've had a good life, after all.
My new ones shipped yesterday, and should be here in time for next week's rehearsal. But I'm all cranky about having to have new ones. I'll have to break them in. *nose wrinkle*
Update: 10 lbs total loss, Daniel fast going well, every muscle in my body is screaming and I'm deliriously happy. :D