This post is not actually a post about shoes.
It’s about perspective.
Think back to the days before you started biking to work. Or maybe you don’t even have to think back at all, maybe you haven’t started. Whether you you drove, walked or took transit, you probably had some notion of cyclists on city streets. Mine was kind of like this:
But I liked biking and missed it. I thought it was for the suburbs and bike paths, and I didn’t leave near either. I never really considered biking in the city until I developed a crush.
So I decided to just try it out a little bit. I didn’t stop driving, but I took a leap and discovered that there was more to biking than my initial stereotype:
I fell in love with it. The musician crush faded, but the biking stuck.
Nobody has to bike. But sometimes it’s good to try something new and put yourself in someone else’s shoes for a bit. A different perspective can make all the difference.