Wednesday, May 04, 2016

SASsy But Comfortable

I've crossed over to the dark side of old lady shoes.  WTF?

I always buy cute little ballets-style flats to wear with everything - I have black, beige, coral (for that pop of color!).  And I buy them cheap, usually in Payless.

I wear the black ones all the time - I love the little patent leather toe - and the coral ones are my used-to-be favorites.  

They tout "all-day comfort" on the website.  Which is an evil lie.

They KILL my feet.  KILL.

I seriously can't walk the day after a day in these shoes.  My feet feel as if they've spent the day river-dancing on concrete.

So I took a trip to the orthotic shoe mecca in Tucson - Alan's Shoes.

My only directive to the salesgirl - "I don't want an old-lady shoe."

A brief look at the shoes on display didn't give me much confidence.

There were a few I liked, which of course they didn't have in stock in my size - TWELVE - but which they said could be ordered.

I was in a rush, running errands when I decided to pop in, so I told her I'd be back when I had more time.

I am determined to find a stylish, comfortable, non-Birkenstock shoe to tool around in.

Until that time, I'm wearing my cushy Havaiana flip-flops and my new Skechers.

I am not ready to join the Orthotic Army.

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Belledog said...

Fwiw, I love Crocs. They make some cute flats. Good support, can use for extended walking and biking. Totally washable. Inexpensive. Moms hospice nurse wore the same style I do; they're cuter than athletic shoes (and, again, washable). The Crocs ad now concludes.

The Daily Rant said...

BELLEDOG: I love Crocs, too! I actually have only purchased the flip-flops and I loved them....until I got a cactus needle in the sole and couldn't get it out. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't pull that thing out - it was firmly stuck in the rubber and I'd only feel it when my weight was on, basically, any time I walked! But they were the most comfy flip-flops I've ever owned and I often think of getting another pair. The only other con - they're very slippery when they get wet or if you happen to have sweaty feet.