I hate shoe shopping. Some women collect shoes. I do not. I have the sneaker, sandal, and maybe a couple of dress shoes (black and brown). Okay, so my closet probably has 15 or so pairs, but those shoes were from back in the day (like 2 years ago) when I worked.
I also have very high arches. And, after having cramps in my arches that lasted over 10 minutes, I went to the foot doctor. He told me to NEVER, NEVER wear flip-flops. I loved flip-flops. They were my summer shoe. He also told me that I had to wear good gym shoes with arch support or at least a 1.5 inch heel (preferably a wedge). I was also told to NEVER go barefoot. Well, I followed his orders and got better. Now, I know how to avoid those cramps.
This poses problems for summer shoes. Who wants to wear high-heeled sandals to go grocery shopping and who want to wear gym shoes in 90 degree weather? You? Sorry. I get cranky just thinking about it.
So, here’s my find. Okay, hubby found them. Thank goodness he came with me. I never would have even tried them on if I knew how much they cost. That aside. These sandals are the most comfortable sandals I’ve ever worn. I don’t even notice that I’m wearing a heel. It makes me even more happy that they are Teva’s. I had to give up my flip-flop Teva’s and I was so sad.
Aren’t they cute? Okay, the price. The most I’ve ever spent on a shoe…. $75. I bought them at DSW Shoes and luckily had a $20 off coupon. So a little better, right?
Anyway, I love them and that’s from a person who is not really into shoes.
These are so cute!
Hi Mandy! OMG you sound just like me. I have high arches and danced ballet for years. I get foot cramps all the time and cannot wear so many cute shoes that I would want to. Actually I can’t even wear flip flops. Just the thought of putting them on my feet gives me cramps! So I just found a great sandal that is so comfortable and cute at Aerosole. I have two of their best selling sandals for years but my friend teased my unrelentlessly and said they look like granny shoes! So I marched right in and got some cute strappy sandals for about $55. They use memory foam in their shoes and it feels so cushioned. I am going to try going to a specialty store for my gym shoes because I bought new Nikes and went to a Zumba class and thought I’d die…cramps in both feet!!! So I’m wearing my old, ratty sneakers for now! Glad to know there is another person out there like me!
For Zumba, you need dance shoes for all that spinning and sliding, otherwise you’re gonna have some knee problems too. Nike makes some great ones, you’ll need to add some gel inserts for arch support though. Glad to know I’m not alone!