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My feet hurt, I can't spend another summer in ballet flats and pumps, I need some support before I get horrific dropped arches or arthritis or something. But I don't want to look like a granny, I have wide feet, high instep and I'm a size 4.5-5 so awkward.
Could you buy some supportive insoles to go in pumps/slipper flats etc? The loafers and slippers that are everywhere at the moment do seem slightly more supportive than ballet pumps and their utter flatness, but if you're doing much walking or need extra support, insoles are worthwhile.
Yup Birkenstocks but you need to figure out what size and width you are in which sub-brand of Birks and then you can order styles direct from Germany. The styles we have in this country are extremely limited.
I have everything from patent leather ones with cherries on them to diamante sparkly ones. Birks totally saved my sore flat feet.
I find Fly London shoes to be of very good quality except for the cork wedges which split and crack within weeks. Get them from Javari so that you can have free delivery and free returns, so you can try them in the comfort of your own home.
ebay is your best bet for arch supports. i have a pair in all my shoes but find the ones as long as your foot not the half ones more comfy as they don't move about. birkies relax for the summer always found in tkmaxx. and fit flops. i had bad plantar faciitis and this solved it.