Ever since Joe, my four-year-old, started school, I have found myself doing more and more walking. I’ve found that I actually enjoy being in the great outdoors and getting around as much as possible by foot. In addition, school holidays are often spent chasing after a bike, being stuck in goal or generally traipsing around an assortment of zoos, museums and theme parks. By some quirk of fate, I’ve become an outdoorsy type.
And therein lies the problem. All this walking and running around is playing havoc with my feet, especially as I’ve never been sensible in the shoe department. I prefer heels whenever possible, having never learned my lesson from the fact that high heels led to me breaking numerous bones in my foot after an unfortunate accident involving a seat-belt and a car-park (use your imagination!). Although I have now grown fond of flats, I still veer towards the pretty ones rather than the most comfortable or the most (shudders) sensible ones. And don’t even think of mentioning trainers to me…
But fab shoe specialists Shoetique may just have a solution to the problem of my sore tootsies….Fit Flops! I’ve been hearing a lot about these little shoe miracles from quite a few of the moms on my school run, and now I’ve found some Fitflop shoes and boots that I think may be worth a little investment.
Fitflops have been described as ‘Caffeine for your feet’. The ‘wobbleboard’ midsoles help to lessen the pressure on your feet by distributing it more evenly around the foot, and additional support around toe caps means that you can maintain speed and pace, whilst the wobbleboard technology also helps you to avoid calf strains and pressures from joint stress. That is all fabulous news if you are using walking as a way of keeping fit, and the great news is that the Fitflops also look pretty good too.
The latest range of Fitflops come in a great range of colours , including a stunning coral shade that is just gorgeous. The style is very similar to flatforms, and so look great with jeans for a more casual look. There are also more dressy versions in nu-buck leather and glossy patent leather that enable fitflops to also be worn for more formal occasions and as work wear. There are even fitflop boots that will be perfect for freezing mornings on the school run, keeping your feet comfortable and warm ,and your body upright, even when conditions turn slippy.
I’ve been converted to the idea of Fitflops, and can’t wait to try my first pair. What do you think?