April 22, 2008
I seriously wore heels every day in college, maybe even high school. I remember joking that my 3" black heeled boots were my 'rain boots' because they kept me up and out of puddles. There's nothing worse than a great outfit with bad shoes. The image that comes to mind is a formal dress with mary jane flats ...ewwwwwwwww....
Anyway, here I am, trying my damndest to find shoes that (shudder shudder I sound like my mom) "have proper support" and still look cute. It's an impossible task.
But I have found Earth shoes. With their negative heel technology and super supportive soles I don't even have to wear my orthotics. (Yes, I'm a ninety year old woman.) It's amazing how your feet can get messed up from years of bad footwear. And maybe a few years of dancing on pointe shoes. Now I look around and check out everyone's bunions, hammertoes and the like. It ain't pretty. Bad feet lead to knee problems and hip problems as the issue moves up your leg. It's the kind of pain that will turn a stiletto lover into the owner of some very attractive clogs.
Well, at least Earth has some decent options. They even have a line of vegan footwear.