So this is a little embarrassing. But, I basically ALWAYS have a blister (or 2) on my feet. Like, always. I don't know if it's the way I walk... perhaps I'm buying the wrong size shoe... the fact of the matter is, the first time I wear ANY pair of shoes, cheap or expensive, they destroy my feet. Once they're broken in, all is well. But man, those first few wears result in COMPLETE MISERY. Like put-me-in-the-grave-MISERY.
Now, when we were in Spain we discovered the MOST WONDERFUL TREASURE. Compeed!!!! Have you heard of these bandages?? We cannot begin to understand why they're not on the shelves of every drugstore in America, but these babies are foot lifesavers. Footsavers. They're cushy and gel-ish and incredible. You put them on BEFORE you wear a new pair of shoes or a pair that you know might cause some pain. And they almost become a second skin, protecting your feet with every step. The only problem is... sometimes I forget to wear them. SIGH.
So recently, we walked to the movies and I could have cried by the time we got there. I'd forgotten to use a pair of Compeeds and my "dogs were barkin." Not to be gross, but my heels were both completely raw and I felt like an idiot. The days that followed, I had to coordinate my clothes based on what shoes I could wear, and we had to cancel a hike. Dramatic!
I was telling Tim that I really need to get some shoes that I can reach for when that happens, and I think slides are the solution. Your heels are free to, well, heal, in a pair of slides. And I love that they're totally on trend this spring. It's like, the shoe gods knew my little blisters needed a break and so they sent down a trend that would save my feet and I'd still look stylish. I've found 4 that are at the top of my wish list. The only question... which to buy??
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