Every time I purchase on a pair of comfortable shoes, I throw up a little bit in my mouth. As far as I'm concerned, shoes with a rounded toe box and arch support are one credit card swipe closer to death. I'm just not that kind of woman. My kind of woman wears shoes like these:
Picking out flat shoes to wear with jeans? Baffles me. Platform heels go with jeans. Platform heels go with everything.
But, quite frankly, if you're going to wear leopard platform heels in Montana you're going to look like a fool. So, the last couple of years, I've tried to shoot for the middle with some Via Spiga platform clogs and a pair of lug sole Michael Kors high heel penny loafers for the cold months and flip flops of all varieties and prices in summer. If people are making fun of me they are doing it behind my back.
But since I ruptured my tendon everything is different. I'm supposed to wear special things in my shoes. And even though my doctor said they would fit 80 percent of my shoes, they only fit in my running shoes. The dirty pair that I brought to the fitting appointment. And if I don't wear them my foot really hurts, which I've figured out the hard way.
So, today, I bit the bullet and googled, "comfortable shoes for custom orthotic inserts." Whoa. No! I think one of the things that bothered me the most was that the comfortable shoes all have little names: "Sassy"; "Delores"; "Adele"...Note to Marketers: Naming shoes with old lady names? Is A Total Turnoff.
Several hours of searching later, I had purchased three pairs.
NAOT's platform "Admire" wedge - maybe it looks like Robert Cleregie if you get drunk enough?
And then two pairs of Privo - a little T-strap called "Walk"; and a sneaker-y type thing called "Pateo."
Please, God. Sometimes, that's the only prayer you can make, you know?