Happy Friday to all! I am sitting at my desk on this beautiful Friday afternoon anxiously anticipating the beautiful Spring weekend ahead. While mentally preparing my outfits, I come to the inevitable conundrum of my weekend attire – can my feet really handle a night out in those sky-high stilettos again? I often find myself in this perplexing situation, I love wearing heels! Stilettos make your legs look longer and toned, not to mention the fact that you just feel flat out sexy in them,. However, as the years go by I find my poor soles becoming more and more tortured by my choice of footwear.
Just a few weeks ago I went out with a group of friends to see the band that would be playing at our dear friends’ wedding. I quickly donned my black ankle boots with their 3-inch heel and bolted out the door. Who could resist these beauties?
Anyway, back to the story. I danced the night away with wonderful friends and music, loving every minute of it…until I took the time to stop and realize just how sore my feet were! By the time my boyfriend, Parker, and I left we realized neither one of us had cash for a cab and decided to make the not-too-far walk back to my apartment. I couldn’t do it! I ended up wearing Parker’s boat shoes (really beautiful with my opaque black tights, I promise) and he had to make the trek in his SmartWool socks. What a trooper!
I am starting to think it may just be time to grow up and protect my feet like a good young adult. This might have something to do with the article I read on CNN this morning entitled, “Women risk snapped ligaments for shoe fashion.” The article basically says that too much pressure from high heels can cause bones in the ball of the feet to break or get overstressed.” Great. I still want to wear my heels.
Luckily, I just found quite possibly one of the most genius products on the market! Ever heard of FootzyRolls? They are brilliant! I am pretty much having one of those “why didn’t I think of that?” moments. Basically they are adorable little ballet flats made of a loose material allowing them to roll into a small ball and fit easily into your clutch! According to their website FootzyRolls are, “completely rollable and foldable, fit in the smallest bag, waterproof, and skid-proof .” They are great for travel, office-wear and durable enough to venture outside! Check out their specs below:
They come in several different colors, so they will go perfectly with just about any outfit. Finally I can fearlessly venture out with my sky-high stilettos and know when the inevitable moment of unbearable pains comes near the end of the evening I have a comfortable, cute pair of shoes to slip into for the walk home.