One of the problems for many over 60 women is that, after years of wearing unsuitable shoes, comfort suddenly becomes a priority. Our feet start protesting about the years of abuse and we realise that we can no longer wear staggeringly high heels. I'm sure that many over 60s are nodding their head in agreement and many under 60s are grimacing in horror at the very thought.
Although I love wearing fashionable shoes, my feet have always been a bit delicate. This is particularly difficult when it's summer time and other women bare their feet in summer sandals - maybe I should have retired to Norway instead of Spain with its long, hot summers? If there's anything in a shoe or sandal that can rub my feet believe me it will and I end up limping home with plasters covering the sore spots. Trust me, that's not a good look!
I own many, many pairs of shoes but unfortunately most of these can only be worn in the house because I know that, if I venture too far in them, I will be hobbling back home. It's almost impossible to discover this in the shoe shop. I walk around in a new pair of shoes for so long that the assistants become bored and start looking discreetly at their watches. I look down at my feet, admiring the lovely shoes that I am wearing and decide to buy them. I test the new shoes out by walking around our flat, and my feet seem to love them. Success! Then I proudly wear them down town, either shopping or to meet friends, and what happens? I discover that they either pinch or rub my feet and yet another pair of shoes makes it to the back of my wardrobe.
|Shoes for winter|
|Shoes for summer|
Does anyone else have the same problem? Have you found any shoes that are lovely to look at and also kind on your feet? If so, please share!