Everyone seems to have expected me to buy a lot of shoes in NYC. I didn't. I only bought two pairs, and they are both decidedly sporty. Before my accident (which ironically enough happened whilst I was wearing a pair of trainers), I used to turn my nose up disdainfully at sporty shoes, and I still hate most of them (Nikes especially); but I've since come to more or less rely on them, as my ankle just can't cope with heels anymore. Not that that's stopped me buying heels, though. If I can't wear them, I can at least look at them and imagine myself in them.