Thoughtful Thursday: Back to school blisters


The Magnet Tribune: Zoe Alvarez

Seniors stand in the grass wearing their new schools.

Zoe Alvarez, Thoughtful Thursday columnist

Once again, it’s that time of year where everyone is coming back to school. We all wear our newest clothing, show off our freshest haircut, but most importantly, we show off our newest kicks.

There’s nothing like a new pair of shoes. We live to show off the bright white soles and clean fabrics. We search around the halls to see what everyone else is wearing. From the newest pairs of Vans, to Converse, to Adidas, and more.

But as always, every little pleasure comes with a price. New shoes require the user to break them in. Something not many have done as they rather save their special new sneakers for the first day of school.

I’ll admit, I wanted my new white converse to be exclusively worn for the first day of my senior year. Of course I did not have the opportunity to break them in like it is advised to. The wonderful surprise I received first thing in the morning was a pair of blisters, one on each ankle. A lovely way to start the day.

Along with a brand new pair of Converse, I had to rock some band aids too. But I began to notice, day by day, that I was not the only one stuck in this little funny situation. Walking up to my first class I noticed a group of students who also had to rock some band aids, too. They wore brand new pairs of checkered Vans. Pretty great ones as well but at the cost of blistered ankles.

More and more students began to join in on the band aid wearing fun. Regardless of the blistering pain from every step we take, we most definitely still want to show off our bright white soled new shoes. Until we break our new pair of sneakers, we will all show off our blister band aids.

The first day of school was full of fresh haircuts, the newest backpacks, the cleanest shoes, and of course, back to school blisters.

Song for today: Run by Sir Sly