If you're a shoe-lover or just a girl with an affection to pretty things, you probably know what I'm talking about when I say that not all shoes are made for walking. Surely there are some super-human beings who walk all day with high heels and feel no pain. (look what happened to SJP, who now btw claims that her feet have no feel.)
But if you're like me, just go for the comfort.
There are some pretty ah-mazing things out there that are only pretty (=becomes torture after wearing them for too long)... not so much funtional. And this leads me to the issue of three different types of shoes. The subject came up a while ago at my friend's graduation party.
The most wonderful shoes = Sitting shoes
First, there are the most amazing (usually this equals expensive) beautiful shoes that are just perfect. You want to wear these everywhere and they look super sexy and elongate your legs perfectly... but, they kill you. And they kill your feet. And most probably, you're going shoe-less at a fancy party since you just want to have fun and dance.
I've learnt not to buy these shoes anymore. Even in a shoe crisis! Never ever again.
The perfect pair of heels? Not so much. Luckily champagne helped me survive the New Year's celebration.
Heels by Banana Republic - bought in a shoe crisis from Miami last winter.
Standing shoes = Pretty shoes
Second, there are some quite comfy feeling shoes that are super pretty and they lure you into buying them. At first they feel super good at you feet but since they're like 5 inches, they make walking impossible. So you have to carry another pair (of folded ballerinas) with you at all times. Not so functional, but since they're super pretty - what can you do. Just don't wear them to your best friend's wedding when you need to wear them +10 hours and dance your night off.
So pretty - so bad for your feet.
The most perfect shoes = Walking shoes
Third, I want to point out that these walking shoes do not equal flats! I know it sounds barely impossible but there are heels that are truly made for walking and they are proper heels, not wedges. It takes time, energy and mostly, money - but when you find your fit, buy loads and stick to the brand. You'll thank them later when you can still feel your feet, feel sexy and in heels after +30 years. And yes, you should absolutely wear these whenver, wherever.
Maailman parhaita korkoja metsästäessä voi mennä ikuisuus, mutta kun ne löytää niin jalat kiittää. Ikinä ei pitäisi laittaa jalkaan ihanan upeita korkoja, jotka ovat niinkin upeat, ettei niissä voi kävellä saatika seistä, ainoastaan istua.
Kengissä on ihan selvä systeemi: on istumakenkiä, seisomakenkiä ja kävelykenkiä. Jälkimmäisten ei aina tarvitse olla ballerinat vaan upeista korkkareistakin löytyy kävelykenkiä. Ihan oikeesti.