Someone commented recently that she was trying to dress up for a board meeting but wound up tripping on her strappy beaded cork wedge sandals.
Were they something like this?
Because if so I have almost the same pair and I am telling you, girl, you just need to wear them once or twice and you’ll be running around as comfortable as can be. I wore mine the other day and walked across a loose gravel parking lot with no problem, went on two pastoral calls and did grocery shopping. My feet weren’t sore a bit at the end of the day. And if this meatball can say that, anyone can say that.
I alternate between sturdy flats and beautiful heels or wedges and I feel so much more pulled together in shoes with some height to them. I didn’t wear heels for about ten years — I thought I was too fat and they would hurt my knees or feet — until my friend Nathan, an actor, director and drag queen, (and quite a big girl himself) took me shopping a few years ago and said, “Girl, get you some HEELS, for God’s sake!” When I tried to demure, he said, “If I can wear them, so can you.”
He was so right. I was descending into frump more and more with each passing year, and it began with the shoes. I still have, and adore, the comfortable Nine West pumps we bought for me that day, and I can’t believe how easy it is to run around in them. But when I first got them I really had to practice a few times before wearing them to work. By now, darlings, they’re like sneakers.
A tip: if you’re not used to high heels, be sure to get something with a rubber sole or have them put on. There’s nothing to put a girl off heels like slipping in the hospital on the way to a visit.
If you want to step out in the new ballet slipper flats fashion, these will do nicely:
But this, amidst the thousands of ugly flats being shown this season, has a bit of retro 80’s fun about it, and actually has a sense of style:
Walk with God, my friends. And when you’re getting out of the car or truck on Sunday mornings in heels and your knee-length skirt, for heaven’s sake be careful not to get into an “I see London, I see France” situation.