Under five days and counting until my takeoff for Japan. Right now I’m working on previous trip issues particularly footwear. Yesterday I tried on my new sneakers and they just felt too tight. They felt okay several weeks ago. But I can’t forget how painful my footwear has been in the past. So I ordered another new pair in a slightly larger size. I hope these work because I won’t have time to break them in. As long as they are not tight with little movement and I can cross my front toes, they will work. During my trip in March I had to buy insoles to make my slip-ons work. I’m trying to avoid wearing the old pair from my March trip. But if the new pair is not comfortable, then I’ll have to go back to them. Walking is a big part of getting around Japan. I’m on my feet a lot when going to see Godzilla places. I gotta get my footwear right.