Babes rarely pass up a browse through a Marshall's Shoe Outlet if one happens to be in front of them. One happened to be in front of me yesterday. So I went in. I thought I would look for a comfortable pair of nude business heels. This is the pair I found here. That's about a 5 inch heel.
I felt vertigo coming on holding them. I tried to imagine myself wearing them, but my insurance policy doesn't cover tipping over and the only men I would look feminine around would be the New York Knicks. Pretty much all the nude shoes in the store had heels the same height.
Pretty much all the pretty dress shoes and sandals in the store had heels that were higher than Cheech and Chong. I was so annoyed.I tried on a few pairs to be a sport and discovered a new problem, unattractive bulging veins on my upper foot worthy of medical attention.
Super high heels no longer fit my lifestyle or my patience. (Babes loose their patience). Actually I don't remember heels ever being this high. I really think shoes are designed by 'heels' who are high. Give me a break.
I am hard on shoes but hey they've been hard on me. Years of traipsing around in high heels with pointy toes have hammered me- literally. The peek a boo toe shoes give away the evidence so I don't like peek-a-boos. Most of the high heel sandals are fun but most also look like they go with a gladiator outfit- same for the low sandals. The flats are pretty but do nothing for an outfit that deserves a heel.
I've decided on wedges this year. Luckily they are in, and actually a good choice.I remembered an article I read in The Wag (theWAGonline.com) quoting Steven Weinfeld M.D. associate professor of orthopedics and chief of foot and ankle service at The Mount Sinai Medical center in Manhattan saying he liked wedge shoes because they are less narrow than most high heels and the thicker sole provides protection to the foot. They are also less likely to transfer stress to one part of the foot or the other.
Dr. Weinfeld also said, in a perfect world the perfect shoe is a sneaker, which evenly distributes stress, protects your foot from impact and is roomy enough not to crowd your toes.
Dr. Weinfeld did NOT say, "Remember to take off the Marshals sticker on the bottom or when you cross your legs everyone will know you shop off price." That's my advice. Do you have any shoe advice?