So, this post is specifically for blog supporter and Twitter friend Minderelly. She also writes I Want Your Blog. Go over there and wish her congratulations on her new job! She just got hired at a swankified restaurant in Nashville. And they told her that their employees wear heels at work.
Heels can be excruciating if they’re not the right ones. I spend a lot of my day up and walking around, and I’m a wuss so I wear flats. But if you do wear heels to work, they need to be built for comfort. I picked out some cute comfort heels for ideas, and have some tips about buying heels for work.
1. Comfort shoes are an investment. If you’re going to keep your body from going out of whack, you need shoes with an infrastructure. Think of it as saving you chiropractic bills later.
2. Try before you buy. Walk around. Make sure nothing rubs or sticks out. Lift your toes and stand on the heel. Make sure it doesn’t seem at all unstable. Ensure that it doesn’t pinch your toes or heel or arch. Make sure your feet aren’t slipping around in the shoe, or that the shoe doesn’t slip off the back of your foot when you walk. If there is ANYTHING unsatisfactory about it, move on.
3. Straps add security. I like a maryjane or ankle strap pump, because they stick with you. I think the less your shoe and your foot move independently from one another, the more comfortable they are.
4. Invest in SPACE AGE TECHNOLOGY. Cole Haan uses Nike Air technology, which utilizes a heavy gas encapsulated in the shoe for cushioning. It re-inflates itself, so it will never go flat. Rockport uses Reebok’s athletic technology. Naturalizer uses N5 comfort–breathability, cushioning, ergonomic heel and toe shapes. Sofft uses ExoSol technology, a material that absorbs the impact from the ground up. I don’t say I understand it all, but I do say it helps my poor little feet.
5. Want sky-high heels? Get platforms. The platform lessens the arch that your foot has to sustain, making those really high heels much more bearable.
6. Want low heels? For fashion’s sake, choose a tapered heel. A thick block heel will look stumpy. And in a low heel, a smaller heel will still be comfortable, even a kitten heel.
Any advice or shoe suggestions for Minderelly? I hope she finds a great pair of comfy yet classy shoes! Good luck in your new job, Minderelly!