I have a serious relationship with my shoes. For years and years, I’ve been devoted to the highest and most impractical stilettos. There is just something about slipping on a pair of heels that is transformative. It changes the way I feel, the way I walk, and obviously the way I look. My motto has always been: “The higher, the better!“
Recently, I’ve been trying to be more practical with my shoe choices. I’m just too active to constantly parade around in 6 inch heels. While I’ll never quite kick the heel habit, I’ve been making an attempt wear more conservative heights. It has definitely been difficult! A dress like this just wouldn’t look the same with a pair of flats. And try as I might, practical shoes with an elegant design are difficult to find.
I have to admit, the image makes me cringe. All of the body weight is placed on the ball of the foot and toes. The front of the ankle and shin are also stretched considerably. Clearly, nothing is impossible. But maybe my New Year’s resolution is one I should stick to.