For example, I recently fell in love with TOMS ballet flats. They are so comfortable! And they have been my life-savers this past month. ($79-$89)
I love heels! I'm only 5'2 so heels have been a way of life for me ever since my mother let me put on that first pair when I was around fifteen years old. I wish I could remember the exact first pair but I can bet it was a pair of shiny black patent leather pumps. It was the 80s after all!
Six weeks ago I started feeling a pain in my Achilles tendon when I wore my favorite Nine West sling backs with a platform in the front. I couldn't believe that was happening to me. I was in such denial that I wore them to an event again the next day and sadly I could hardly walk on my heels.
I very reluctantly made an appointment with a podiatrist. I have heard so many horror stories about podiatrist visits. I've had friends and friends of friends who have had foot surgery and never wore a pair of high heels again. My rational side know that this isn't the case with every person but I am still leery. In the end I decided to cancel my appointment and to treat myself by not wearing heels. My therapy was wearing my TOMS ballet flats and Nikes.
I went about five weeks without wearing heels and then I wore a pair of enclosed Nine West black pumps that gave my foot support. My foot only hurt slightly but the next day while wearing flats I felt the pain again. Not good.
My new pain is on the same foot but it's the ankle this time. I wore my TOMS all weekend and I could feel the pain shooting on the side of my foot. Sadly I realize that I have to make that appointment with the podiatrist. This is not going to be good... Thank goodness for my TOMS flats.
Check back often and you'll find a whole new look at ShoeGirl Corner. Same name and you'll still be able to enter through shoegirlcorner.com, but a brand new layout, plus weekly content on shoes. The topics will vary. Like this one, what shoes to wear when you are having foot problems. What if you're a woman who wears a size 12. Where can you find cute sexy shoes? What about women who don't like very high heels but would still like to find a sexy sling back in a medium size or kitten heel?
I may throw in some beauty product ideas to spice things up sometimes. I have beauty needs like all women! It will still be ME, a Latina mom who loves shoes and who is juggling two kids and a writing life. I will definitely take suggestions so please feel free to leave a comment or PM me if you know me in real life. I'm excited! And I hope you are too.