Hunt for Flats that don't hurt the tootsies.

I am on the hunt for flat shoes that don't make me cry.  I haven't had any that don't hurt my feet in years.  Even sneakers hurt if I wear them too long.  Either my arch starts to ache, or they hurt around my foot where my toes connect.  I know I am the Empress of the stiletto heel, but I'd like a pair of shoes that I can slip on to walk the dog that don't look like I've had foot surgery, or I can put on to drive that so I won't ruin my heels. The other requirement is that they can't make me feel as if I have flippers.  Too often I feel less confident in flats because they feel as if my feet are flipping along in front of me.

I found a pair of simple looking ballet type slippers on sale at gilt.com, but my foot started to scream before they were even in there good, so those suckers are going back.

I came across Tieks.  (www.tieks.com).  I'm not an Oprah watcher, so I had no idea they were one of Oprah's favorite things.  They come in tons of colors, but starting well over a 100 bucks, many would say they are pricey.  I ordered a pair today.  I will update you when they come. My toes are crossed.


UPDATE:  Yes,  bought the Tieks in black.  They came in a really pretty box, had a carrying bag and yes, they did fit in my purse.  They were good, except on one foot they hurt that spot where the toe joins the foot just a teeny bit.  That was gone by the second time I wore them and these quickly became my emergenceee shoe, the one you where when your shoes have expired.  I order another, more expensive and stylish looking snakeskin pair and I think I'm giving some to my shoe challenged friend for Christmas.  My sister tried to steal my black pair when I visited for Thanksgiving, so I may get her a pair, too.  I'm a Tieks convert.  Quest over.

Comments

Anonymous said…
CHECK OUT SOME DIFFERENT "DANSKO" BRAND SHOES, OF COURSE THEY ARE NOT JIMMY CHOO'S BUT THEY ARE VERY, VERY COMFORTABLE FOR YOUR FEET,LEGS AND BACK. THEY ALSO HAVE SOME CUTE LITTLE STYLES...I LIKE THE "MARCEL" STYLE (SIMILAR TO MARYJANE'S WITH A HEEL THE BEST IN BLACK PATENT LEATHER. THEY COST ABOUT $100+ and IT'S BEST TO BUY THE IN PERSON INSTEAD OF ONLINE BECAUSE THEY ARE HANDMADE AND THEY EACH FIT DIFFERENTLY.
Nina Foxx said…
Yeah, those are not for me.

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