I subscribe to the wisdom of crowds, so here I am. I use the past tense in the title because I don’t have to do this anymore as I now have my own brand of shoes. But I digress…
I have spent the past 20 years in heels almost every single day.
And no, I am not a masochist nor do I have a high threshold for pain. I have not developed bunions, my toes are not deformed, I have no corns, hard skin or callouses either. My shoes don’t hurt.
The answer?? Comfortable high-heeled shoes that also look fab! And no, that’s not a contradiction in terms because if they were not comfortable when I got them, I customize them to make them work for me. I make sure that my feet stay healthy.
(Examples of my customised shoes)
I buy shoes that are well made and with reasonably good quality materials. I want the things I buy to last as I confess that I do not belong to the throw away society. And yes, you guessed it, I therefore do not follow fashion. Instead I buy many pairs of the same collection if the shoes work well for me like this collection. Then I may not need to buy shoes for another year or two.
So, to reiterate, what kept me pain free in my heels is really making wise choices when shoe shopping. For example, I may buy several pairs of the same structure if the design works for me on several levels, customizing shoes to perfect the fit or colour, and really sticking to my own style and not bothering about what the latest trends are. In the photo above, I changed the colour of the ankle boot from black to tan because I needed some tan ankle boots. I did it myself!
If you are a kindred spirit and you have stories about shoes that you would like to share, please do so below. I may have some tips for you so that you continue to stay in your heels if you so desire. Do you have a question for me?
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