Woah, I just had a crazy day dream. One where I’m about to be 40 years young and I can’t wear heels any more. Oh, wait that’s IRL cause in 2022 I turn Forty, shorty 😂👌🏾🤦🏾♀️🤷🏾♀️🙄😐😜
And I have a confession to make. I can’t wear heels as long as I used to. It breaks my SOLE to say it but if it involves any walking or standing in heels I’m only good for 45 minutes max before I have to sit down. I am officially calling it – all of my heels are sitting heels.
Just the other day, I had the hardest time trying to find shoes for myself. Thank goodness I had my daughter with me! Mia was there to help me talk through it. I remember my 20’s when shoe shopping was so much fun but 20 years later thanks to years of wearing the wrong size shoe and wearing them for 12 hrs straight daily. My feet prefer that I only shop for heels that have no actual heel 😩🤣. So, I found 2 suitable pairs of flats that I made work.
Don’t get me wrong I still buy high heels so that the SB fashion closet collection continues to grow but personally I’m wearing a pair of flats right now and can’t seem to concentrate in them very well 😑. I know flats can be cute and comfy but they aren’t a high heel.
If you have a similar dilemma, my solution is start the morning in heels and then shoe swap when the 45 minute time limit is up. 🤣Should be just enough time for a shoefie and an errand. Sounds legit to me 😁👠
So, I’ll end this blog by saying take care of your feet. Give them lots of rest between high heel days, lots of massages and don’t forget to elevate them at night. Like I always tell my daughters don’t aspire to be like me, always do better.
Do you find yourself with achy feet by the end of the day in your heels? Well now I have the greatest solutions known to women and/or men!
1) Do NOT put your heels on until you walk out the door.
Putting your heels on before you leave is a mistake many people make. You put your marvelous, breathe-taking outfit together and you throw it on and compliment yourself in the mirror, take a few 50 selfies only to post one… But that is for another blog. You do NOT want to dance around while doing your makeup or hair in your heels! You’ll kill your feet before you have a chance to walk down to your car.
2) Keep a spare pair of comfy slippers or gym shoes.
Instead of waiting until you are about to walk out of your door why not wait until you arrive to your destination? Sure your 42 year old neighbor might think your fashion sense is a little off as you run to your car in neon gym shoes but at least you’ll save your soles an extra hour or two with out pressuring them while you drive.
3) Organize your heels into two categories walking and sitting shoes.
This will help when you are getting dressed. No one wants to wear sitting shoes when a lot of walking is involved. What are sitting shoes? They are the heels you love to look at and they are the heels you wear when there will be lots of sitting time.
4) Just leave them in the box.
It is the answer to ever difficult problem in life- don’t do it. This mean don’t go out and buy next seasons Giuseppe Zanotti. Unless your willing to admire them on a shelf as a piece of art 😍 which isn’t a bad idea.
That being said- If you can’t take the heel step out the shoe.
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