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THE SANDALS THAT SAVED MY FEET

OUR FEET ARE IMPORTANT!

There is nothing worse than a day spent city-walking that ends with blisters, an achy back and shredded toes.

A few years ago, I was hiking the New York City streets with my kids. They of course had their big-comfy made for anything – sneakers on, but GOD FORBID I wear a big old Pair of tennies with my LILLY shorts….I instead had a new pair of “walking” sandals on. Long story short, I ended up setting those shoes next to a trash bin.

THERE is not shortage of CUTE sandals…I love Jack Rogers….

JACK ROGERS NANTUCKET CARIBBEAN BLUE - CUTE BUT NOT ENOUGH CUSHION FOR LONG WALKING DAYS
JACK ROGERS NANTUCKET CARIBBEAN BLUE – CUTE BUT NOT ENOUGH CUSHION FOR LONG WALKING DAYS

…and ALL the girls…..

LILLY…

LILLY PULITZER BEACH CLUB SANDALS
LILLY PULITZER BEACH CLUB SANDALS

…KATE…..

KATE SPADE NEW YORK AJOU GOLD METALLIC (ON SALE)
KATE SPADE NEW YORK AJOU GOLD METALLIC (ON SALE)

and …of course TORY….

TORY BURCH EMILYNN SANDAL (ON SALE)
TORY BURCH EMILYNN SANDAL (ON SALE)

TRAVEL FASION GIRL has a great article of great walking/traveling shoes….here…and you would think by now I would have found my “perfect” shoe, but I was still trying them out….and paying for it.

KEENS ARE STYLISH AND COMFY
KEENS ARE STYLISH AND COMFY

and I do so love my Ballet Flats….

ballerina_pink_folded
TEIKS BY GAVRIELI THE BALLET FLATS – REINVENTED!

You would think in NEW YORK CITY…shopping capital of the world I would have shoes stores out the wazoo…but I kept coming up short. Walking down pristine Madison Avenue and desperate to just have something on my feet that did not rub the blisters I stopped into a store and sled them to please sell me the window display flip flops! So, I bought a pair of 50 cent flip flops for $20 and past the likes of Kate Spade and Tory Burch. Twenty blocks later I as the hip slamming caused by nothing but a thin piece of foam between me and the cement….I once again stumbled into a shoe store. 

This time, I hit GOLD when I discovered what has become my

GO TO summer city and everywhere else walking shoe….

THE FIT FLOP!

FIT FLOPS SAVED MY FEET AND ME!
FIT FLOPS “LULU” …..SAVED MY FEET AND ME!

I now have a few different colors but always gravitate toward the metallics…

FIT FLOP "LULU" SLIDE
FIT FLOP “LULU” SLIDE

 

This summer, I got these Beauties from J CREW, which I ADORE..

J CREW METALLIC ARIZONA BIRKENSTOCK SANDALS
J CREW METALLIC ARIZONA BIRKENSTOCK SANDALS

…but for long hours of walking..I still swear by the FIT FLOPS. …

FIT FLOP - THE SKINNY DELUXE
FIT FLOP – THE SKINNY DELUXE

Once upon a time I would not be caught dead in anything but a ballet flat…but these may not be the best choice when if comes to ALL DAY walking …these sandals keep my feet and me …..happy...

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4 thoughts on “THE SANDALS THAT SAVED MY FEET

  1. Hi….yes I agree…you can’t beat them. 10 years ago visiting NY ( from UK) I had on my “posh” shoes…it was NY after all!!?…..but after a miserable 2 hours…I found FitFlops…what can I say….feet HEAVAN…I could smile, I could dance, I could keep up with my kids (29 and 35)…. I could SHOP!!!!!…so I still wear them at home…better support than slippers. My winter visit I do Sketchers….oooooh! My feet say!

  2. Before I even scrolled down to see what you had picked, I just KNEW it had to be Fit Flops! I was in the same boat as you, walked around Cabo last year in cheap Old Navy flip flops that actually melted on the bottom from the heat and my feet were so sore there was no walking to be had the next day. Plus I have multiple spinal compressions. Well, we had just booked our trip we took at the end of June/beginning of July to the UK with 3 days in London before heading up to Cambridgeshire (internet friend lives there that I finally met!) and heard about the Fit Flop so decided to get a pair. BEST DECISION EVER! I wore them walking all over London with no foot or back issues whatsoever. 🙂

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