大足小足 Big Feet, Small Feet

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二足のシューズ、白いのは舞姫、えんじ色のはドラゴンの。二人ともクリスマスにもらったものです。どちらもスケボー用のシューズ(スケートシューズと呼ぶらしい)で、ドラゴンによると有名なブランドだそう。

舞姫の足は約22㎝、自分の足を使って歩くことが少ないだけに細くて、足の裏は赤ちゃんみたいにプヨプヨしてます。歩く時に足首を内側に倒すくせがあるので、足首までしっかりサポートしてくれる靴が必要なのですが、なかなか見つけられずにいました。が、ある日、ドラゴンがよく眺めているスケボー・グッズのカタログを見て閃きました。「あ、これいいかも。」お店をあっちこっち廻って、ようやく舞姫に似合いそうな(つまり派手な)のが2足見つかり、靴にうるさいドラゴンの強い意見でこれに決定。本当は舞姫にはちょっと大きすぎるのですが、一番小さいのがこれしかなかったのです。靴紐の色が違うのもドラゴンの仕業。

一方、生まれた時からデカ足のドラゴンは25㎝にはなってます。既に私と同じ。私も相当の大足なのですが。しかも常に使っているだけあって、無駄な肉が全然なくて固いのなんの。こりゃ運動神経がいいはずです。どこまで大きくなるのやら、ちょっと怖いかもぉ〜(^_^;)。

靴を見ていて、全く対照的な二人の足に、なんとなく思いを巡らせたのでした。

The two pairs of shoes. The white shoes belong to princess, the dark red one to dragon. They got them for Christmas. Both are, from what I heard, shoes for skateboarding called “skateshoes.” According to dragon, they are famous brands.

The foot size of princess is about 8 1/2 inches. There is not much time that she walks on her feet, leaving her feet thin and plump as babies’ feet. Since she has a habit to pronate her ankles when walking, she needs shoes that support her ankles, which was very hard to find. But one day, I was going through a catalog of skateboarding stuff, dragon’s favorite. Then it dawned on me. “This may be it!” We looked around several stores and finally found two pairs that would look good on her, which means very splashy. It was dragon, a picky shopper about shoes, who insisited to get this pair. Actually they are a bit too big for princess but this was the smallest pair we could find. Dragon also had a hand in the different shoelaces.

On the other hand, dragon, born with big feet, is reaching 10 inches in his foot size. It’s already my size!! You know I have big feet, too. Not only that, are they hard or not? In constant use, his feet have no excess fat. No wonder he is very athletic. I’m kind of scared how big his feet will be.(^_^;)

Looking at their shoes, I’ve just come to ponder over their contrasting feet.
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by danceofdragon | 2010-01-19 02:23