Can anyone help please? I am nearly 30 weeks pg and this last week it has got noticeably more difficult to tie my shoelaces. I've also got really sore PGP which means the cunning "put foot across knee" method isn't great.
I live in trainers and jeans (not skinny, I refuse to look like a carrot) for work, and I can't wear ballet pumps as they fall off my wide short feet.
So, please lovely pg MNers, recommend your awesome shoes that:
a. You can just step into b. Are warm and comfy and flat c. Aren't crocs or uggs
(I am thinking I may have to set aside my croc and ugg aversions if there really is nowt else, although would have to be cheap copies and cheap ugg-style boots always make the wearer look sloppy-footed and like they've got wonky ankles IMO).
I can't get DH to put my shoes on for me either, because we work wildly different hours (he leaves at 7.30am, I leave at either 9.30am or 1.30pm and I am not getting up early just to sit about in my shoes when I could be catching up on precious sleep!)
I have flipflops... but it's cold and wet out! <wails>
Can you get some trainer type shoes that don't have laces - with elastic across the top, so you can just wriggle your feet in to them? Also, not massively different to your normal attire, so possibly more comfy for you.
Wide fitting boots might work. I have some ankle boots in a triple E width fitting and even though they are zipped right up the side I can easily slip them on or off without unzipping. I got them from an outlet store but I'm pretty sure they're from Evans .
I've got a pair of flat Timberland boots a bit like this link but much cheaper at an outlet store. I think they are going to be my shoe covering of choice when I get bigger because they are a style that you can step in and out of. I think mine are a bit wider around the ankle than the example I've linked to - and they look nice and smart while being comfy at same time. May be an excuse for some internet searching??? And the ladies that frequent the Style and Beauty topic can be very helpful!!!
I am excitedly awaiting the delivery of my first ever pair of VIVO barefoot winter boots. I had the problems you describe last time, so even though I'm only 26+ weeks at the moment, I'm thinking ahead.
I also permanently (sob) grew half a size last time. If the same happens again I shall be a size NINE . Very hard to get shoes that both look nice and don't kill my hobbit feet.
I also have really bad SPD and now have to wear either Uggs or Crocs. Just can't bend enough to get anything else on now (at 28 weeks preg). Not an attractive look I know, but personally I am past caring, as long as I can get them on.
My feet swelled hideously when pregnant with DS & I was on my feet all day at work so I got some Gabor slip ons. They're more substantial than ballet pumps & more stylish than crocs or ugs. Hope that helps & good luck with the rest of the pregnancy