12 Spring Shoes I Can Walk In
I’m always on the lookout for cute shoes or sandals that will suit my fussy feet.
My feet aren’t happy in super high or totally flat shoes. I need an arch support and some kind of cushion under my toes if I’m going to try to wear them all day.
Did you know that you lose the cushioning in the ball of your feet as you age?
I wondered why the heck I could no longer stand wearing my high heels like I used to. I’m sure somewhere people are getting fat and Botox injected into the balls of their feet so they can still wear high heels.
Just add that onto the growing list of things to look forward to as you age.
Growing old…it ain’t for sissies.
This year the vintage inspired low block heel is back in style which is right up my ally.
I’m also partial to wedge heels with a low pitch, as I find them much easier on the feet. Ones with a cork sole are my favourite.
I’ve been wearing the same Clarks wedge cork sole sandals for years now which my feet and I adore. They are the only ones I take with me when travelling. They are a bit like these but in beige suede and they go with everything.
I also own a similar pair in rust.
I also spotted these bold pink wedges by Clarks which are sweet and colourful and similar to the two pairs I own and swear by.
I’m not willing to totally surrender to my aging body conspiring against my style vibe. I’ll keep looking for comfortable attractive shoes that aren’t the black Nike’s that I wear daily around the house to soothe my plantar fasciitis.
As Winston Churchill said, ” We will never surrender!”
And yeah, I know he wasn’t talking about spring shoes… but this is a war people.
Any of these spring shoes tempt you? Or are you one of the lucky ones that can wear high, low or flat shoes and be happy?
Do you have any shoe brands that you swear by?
***On a side note…I’m having some difficulty with my blog and the comment section as you can’t see other people’s comments. This came after trying to have another issue fixed on the blog from an online company. I’m hoping in the next few days to have this rectified. If anyone knows of a reputable IT person with experience in WordPress please let me know!
Linking up with What I Wore, My Whims Wednesday
I’m most comfy in either wear flat sandals or ankle boots so I’m stuck when its a rainy, summer day!
I’ve discovered the holy grail of comfortable footwear now, Scholl gel insoles. They’re wonderful. xxx
Ack! We made the same posts today (great minds and all that, or painful feet and all that!) I adore #4 and #12, and well, all the rest too. xox
Petite Silver Vixen says
Oooh, I love the stripes on No 8! I’m with you, I refuse to wear uncomfortable footwear any more. I’m really pleased that in the past couple of seasons, lower block heels have become a trend again as they really suit my feet. And I’m with you with the wedges. I love ’em!
MIS PAPELICOS says
They are lovely and sensible, so true winners.
Answer in my blog, lol
jodie filogomo says
I just ordered some block heels from Old Navy—I’ll let you know how comfy they are!!
But I cheat when we go traveling…I put my orthodics in my cute sneakers or oxfords…they make walking long distances a pleasure! jodie
Oh, pretty. Nice heel-heights for comfort.
Anna Parkes says
Aging feet are such a bore aren’t they Suzanne? I’ve developed corns lately, (I remember my gran having corns) and so am feeling a bit let down. Strangely enough I did manage to walk quite a distance in those crazy high MK boots the other day, but sometimes the most innocent shoes can make my eyes water. I won’t be giving up, or trading in any of my shoe collection yet…”we will fight them on the beaches” etc. Good luck with your IT issues. Such a headache.
Why does fat leave certain necessary places and migrate to the not so great parts? Oh, aging. I’m looking for some cute spring shoes. I can wear flats, but I never go too high because then I’m a godzilla. Love all your picks.
Rachel G says
Pair #12 is too cute! I love bright colors for shoes, even though I know the neutrals are way more ‘useful’. Comfy, adorable shoes are just the best!
2, 6, and 12 are my faves! I’ll take one of each please! I also love the chunky low block heel, and I like that 40s-inspired pumps (like 4 and 12) have a more slender heel but are still easy to walk in. I recently won a gift card to Zara and ordered a 4″ heel with a super chunky heel. They just arrived yesterday, and while they need some breaking in, I’m thrilled with how stable and easy to walk in they are. Viva la chunky heel!
I never used to wear wedges, but I was gifted a pair by Reba Style, and I feel like a fool for never giving them a chance before! lol After a long day of wearing them around town, I told Kyle, “These are amazing. I could wear these traveling. Maybe even on a hike! Out dancing, even! I need more wedges.” And he pleasantly pointed out that they’re neutral and should go with everything, so why would I need more in different colors? What a party pooper. He doesn’t get it. At all.
I have to admit to reading your title and thinking…”Are these going to be THOSE kind of shoes??”
You know, velcro sandals…without the irony.
These are nice.
I mean really nice.
In fact number 5 and 3 are needed in my life!
Comfort and style…I like.
You are right about aging only being for the strong. Especially for women…we have so many pressures on our shoulders.
Older women are hard as nails!
I have just bought more shoes (oh dear, I have an addiction)…Wooden clogs, grey sandal-boot-shoe thingimigigs and the most ridiculously high acid lime (and red) stiletto heeled trainers.
Comfortable? No way!
I will need to tape my toes and take a couple of paracetamol before use :oP
Yep, I need comfort for my feet these days too – you picked some lovely examples here, Suzanne. xxx
Here you go tempting me again! And you know me when it comes to shoes, although I’m aging just like you. I say let’s go find us a foot botox doctor . . . haha. I would seriously be tempted to grab 1-8-and 9 and hopefully be able to wear them all day. Oh, by the way, your clarks are awesome and I wish I had the exact pair.
Leslie Clingan says
NUMBER 4, NUMBER 4! Adorbs and vintage looking but in that hot mustard color. Actually not hot-mustard but trending mustard color. Love your skirt and chambray look. Girlfriend’s got it going on!
I’m gonna go with curtain number three, Bob. I could fark those beauties a treat. Sad to say, my shoe tolerance is dodgy these days.
So now you’re saying I need fat balls on my feet? Hahaha! I think before I surrender I’ll try more insoles. I’ve become one of “them” “they” “those” who check out the mid-heel and flats counter. That’s okay. I never thought I’d need bifocals either.
Great shots of you.
J’aime avec le jean boyfriend, c’est intemporel comme look !
It is true about losing the cushioning under the balls of your feet as you age. My feet are just so damn fussy now (bunions, need arch supports, etc) that if I find a particular style of shoe that works for me, I want to get them in every colour. Right now it is the perforated suede Fly wedges that work for me in the summer. I probably couldn’t wear any of the shoes shown in this post because of my bunions 🙁 One thing is for sure, you are right that ageing is not for sissies!
No Fear of Fashion says
The leopard ones are cute!!. I have had the same problem with the balls of my feet as you described. Then I got a tip from a friend… I went to a podiatrist, who custom made me support soles. When I do a lot of walking or anyway twice a week, I wear low heeled shoes or boots with my support soles. Apparently my feet get such a kick out of this, that I can now walk on high heels the rest of the time without any pain. Mind you, I have adopted the New York way of travelling… if I have to walk to and from work or any other lenghty time.. I wear flats and change into heels when I arrive. Much better for my feet and I can still be stylish. Only not while I am travelling. Luckily I travel by car most of the times, so my flat shoes are not exposed too long to the public haha.
4 and 12 are my favorites here- so colorful, but still providing toe-protection. I keep seeing the cute black heels with block heels and need to invest in them. They look like heels one could actually wear at work and not die of foot pain.