For years I have refused to wear flats. Between being 5’2 (barely) with a boyfriend nearly 6 feet tall and feeling like I look like Frodo when I dont wear heels, I would not even look in the general direction of flats. Not even flip flops – which of course have not only been in style for years, but are pretty much a “staple” for everyone living in Florida… except yours truly.
Then I began running.
Something about deciding to “be a runner” has not only changed my entire body shape, but also the way I think about – and take care of – my little feet. Suddenly now those 5 inch heels look more like a torture device instead of a fashion accessory. (and not in a 50 Shades kinda way) Instead I have been finding myself wearing contoured flip flops and flat strappy sandals – with plenty of arch support.
When I received the new Smartdogs Uplift Womens Synergy Thong Slippers I thought first “when in the world am I ever going to wear these!?” They don’t exactly match my wardrobe, and I am not sure I own a pair of shoes that are not leather… maybe to the beach…
But then I put them on.
Ok, let me tell you how soft and amazing these things are. I no longer even cared if they match or not.
Inspired by a holistic approach to living? Slippers in this collection provide a unique comfort experience. Balancing flexibility, support and durability in to a unique slipper-shoe. Each style features an anti-bacterial mesh footbed, gel heel pad and an energy stimulating color chakra to enhance your comfort and well-being.
I spent the rest of the day wearing them around the house, in the yard, and even out to pick up the Tween from school. Amazingly enough she didnt even make a comment about how they looked – she’s nearly 13, she NEVER misses an opportunity to call out a fashion faux pax – so honestly I think my opinion of how they look is all in my head.
By the time I went to bed my feet were quite happy from being “pampered” all day with the chushy mesh stuff that line the bottom of the slippers. Also, unlike with my other flipflops, the space between my toes did not hurt – even after 5000+ steps. (according to my FitBit)
You can buy the Smartdogs Slippers from major department and specialty stores, or online at www.SmartdogsComfort.com. Use the code SUMMER12 when checking out online for a 15% discount on all orders placed before July 31, 2012!