due to my bad back, my heels are out. My biker boots are now broken as I wore them literally to death, so I need more shoes.
I could probably do kitten heels. But no higher I need some fun, funky, slightly alternative flats. I am not really into pumps, unless they are a bit more than slithers of material. I like rocket dog style shoes, I guess. I am more funky than girly, like a little alternative.
I can't find a bloody thing that doesn't cost hundreds that is not old woman or really girly.
I have flipflops, but want some shoes/boots/whatever for when it is not piping hot.
I have a fab pair of doc martin sandals. They are too heavy, so can't wear those either - but, they are backless, so maybe a pair with a strap would work...not so keen on those ones, but i do like mary jane style shoes (got a fab pair of hidden platform ones <sigh>)
The difficulty I have is with work. I am suited and booted, tailored dresses and the like, I can't then put on something that looks like an orthopaedic shoe, so its ballet flats, and even then it doesn't look right. I'm 5'0 so I used to rely on my heels. Maybe I could just reinvent myself as a hippy boho chick all ethereal and rolling in the dew! That would go down well at meetings!!
I can't do heels because of my back and pelvic problems. Even kitten heels and wedges knock my pelvis out of alignment, I don't get more than a step before they are kicked off because of they agony they cause!
I won't lie, it is horrible having to wear flat shoes all the time, you have to adjust your whole wardrobe in a way. I can't wear skirts below my knee,unless they are maxi, because I am so short and feel dowdy and old womany!
I have numerous pairs of different coloured ballet pumps, 3 pairs of brogues, these (I know they are not 'out there') are so, so comfy, loafers, sandals and converse. I liked my Fit Flops until I had my SI joints fused, but then they seemed to hurt my back more.
soap oh that's really harsh. I have not tried wedges, so not sure if they will work for me. The Fly ones look cushioned, so I think that will help, the jarring on the ground is problematic for me, so it might work if they have good cushioning.
Do you know, I love those you linked to! Maybe not for my day to day wear, but for work, especially as I work in Court sometimes, they would be fab with my suits. I love the cream. I think, I am realising, it's not just what you wear, but how you wear them.
I have quite a plain wardrobe as I don't like shopping much, get too stressed with the choice and never know what to buy so end up with the same plain stuff, but I tend to dress it with shoes, so it's not been an issue. Now, I think I am going to have to use the clothes to do the talking so to speak.
I agree with not wearing below the knees. I can't do that either, as I am short, and used to love knee length shift dresses with killer heels for Court. I just look frumpy in flats and the same dresses.
This thread is giving me inspiration. I can't walk in heels or wedges at all, unless it's only from the car to my carpeted office, and then sit all day in front of the computer. If I have to walk even 15min, it kills me.
Whenever I look in shoe shops, all I see are heels I love. And ballet pumps. (I can't wear ballet shoes either, it's too thin and I have to claw to keep the shoes on).
I feel like I'm the only one who have problems with buying shoes sometimes.