“Ouch, these shoes pinch!”
Are you willing to sacrifice comfort for fashion when wearing shoes? According to ShopSmart magazine’s 2011 survey, the majority of the women polled, 60% of them, said that they were willing to sacrifice comfort for fashion at least on occasion. 40% of women say that they will never sacrifice comfort and a mere 4% indicated that they were willing to forgo comfort for fashion frequently or everyday
ShopSmart also reported that foot troubles caused by shoes have increased over the last few years. So, it appears that sacrificing comfort for fashion has painful ramifications.
Here are the types of injuries that women reported experiencing due to their shoes. Among the ailments noted, blisters (59% of women experienced) and foot pain (46%) are the most common.
I decided a few years ago that I would no longer wear shoes that hurt my feet. That decision resulted in some financial losses. I had to cleanse my closet of all painful shoes (salvaging some value through resale). As much as I try to “test” new shoes before committing to a purchase, sometimes those shoes don’t show their true colors until I’ve worn them for an entire day or done some extensive walking in them.
Talking about comfort and shoes, though, I have recently grown fond of b.o.c by Born Concepts’ shoes. Last winter, I found the Maricela boot in DSW and it became my favorite shoe of that season. I recently bought the b.o.c. batik flat in yellow ($49.95). The color and texture/print are quite chic and I enjoy every step in these shoes.
Here is a close-up of the b.o.c. by Born Concepts batik flats:
Here are the flats complementing Tuesday’s teaching day outfit.
Top—Harve Barnard via Marshalls
Belt—Hobo International via Marshalls
Shoes—b.o.c. by Born Concepts via DSW
Watch—Michael Kors via TJ Maxx