I modeled for 20 years, and wore huge heels almost every day, in runway shows and in real life, as I pounded the pavement going on "go-see's". You see, I was on the shorter side for a model, only 5 ft. 7 in., so I had to wear my highest heels to be taller.
I even had to squeeze my toes into smaller, size 6 shoes for runway shows, sometimes, as those are the standard size---even though I wear 8 narrow.
I also have, what is commonly called in the acting world, "character toe". This is when you have spent too many years in your character shoes, doing plays and musicals---dancing and all. Since I have been doing that for most of my life since grade school, I have pretty bad toes---the large one---gets it the worst.
Oh, yeah, my feet have taken a beating.
So, now I can't wear heels anymore. I have tried. I have tried. And then I try again.
I end up with the most painful feet----so painful that I can barely walk after. The balls of my feet are screaming at me and feel so tender. My toes are hating me, and won't behave for days after.
In short, I have had to realize that my life is going to be relegated to wearing flats.
So, today, I am going to glory in wearing flats.
I love fashion and I practically cry every time I see those high stiletto heels that I want to be able to wear, as they continue to be in style, but then I have to keep turning the pages of my fashion magazines, hoping to see that flats are still in. Thank goodness, they are.
Lets celebrate FLATS!
On gojane.com, there are some really cute and AFFORDABLE flats!
Here are some of my own favorite flats. I like to wear them with funky colored ankle hose---- found at Target, of course. And then I pair them with my skinny jeans, so you can see them really well. Sorry, girls, but I think that skinny jeans even look good on those of us that aren't stick anorexic thin------so THERE!
These are the ones that I have on today---purple and patent---Mary Jane style.
These are well worn, but one of my favs----love the holes, and the pointy toe.
I got these last year to go with my new "blue" additions to my wardrobe----cute
with ankle straps
with ankle straps
These are my latest find---tourquoise with big buckles----don't you love the fish net anklets?
And these are my all time favorite flats----tried and true---and oh, so comfy---in
Periwinkle, don'tcha know.
Now, I have a lot more! I could be posting them all day.......and I have found that I can actually wear "kitten heels" to church, so I have a few for that---I believe----in purple, pink, white and tan.
Hmmmm....I really do need a pair of navy ones.....
And, oh yeah-----I guess that I should tell you the best part.
My hubby loves them! (Which is a rarity in this day and age of hooker heels and that's all men like to see women in!)
In fact, he still remembers the first time that we went out---I was wearing these white tie-up flats.
He said that that was when he fell in love with me.