I remember being in highschool, having to many shoes to fit on the floor of my closet.
I kinda had a thing for shoes.
But then real life happened, the bills needed to be paid which didn’t help, but the biggest issue was I was on my feet. All. Day. Long.
And my normal shoes hurt my feet, as did the many pairs I tried to buy to fix the problem. But it was difficult to find a nice looking pair of shoes that were comfortable.
I worked as a Customer Service Rep at a bank and rarely ever got to sit down. Then I worked as a Head Cashier at one of our local universities where I was also on my feet and walking quite a bit. (Actually, I got to sit down a lot more at that job, but let’s not tell, mmkay? They paid me a lot more so let’s pretend I worked harder.)
And to be honest? I got cheap.
But the cheap shoes I was buying were horribly uncomfortable and ended up falling apart on me. Or squeaking.
And y’all know what a dufus you feel like when you walk around a quiet office with squeaky shoes.
So the last few years I’ve been changing the way I buy my shoes. I buy for quality now, which actually saves me money in the long run, and I also seek out better companies.
Which is why when I was asked at Blissdom this last year if I wanted to review and giveaway a pair of Earth Footwear shoes, a line from Earth Brand, I jumped at the chance!
Aren’t they gorgeous?
I went back and forth on which shoes I wanted to try, something with a heel? Some flats for summer?
I ended up with a high heel shoe, the Banyan, because I have never found one to be comfortable. And I figured that if this company could make a comfy heel, I could be certain that the others were just as fabulous.
Folks, you know I wouldn’t lie to you right?
I love these shoes.
They are actually easy to walk in (which surprised me since I don’t normally wear heels. And when I do I feel like Miss. Klutzy). And comfortable!
I’ve worn them to church a few times, even with a crappy, peeling off pedicure, just because they were so gorgeous I didn’t care what my toes looked like. And I wore them out and about, running errands all day. That my friends led to a bit of soreness.
But nothing that is out of the ordinary when wearing brand new shoes. Especially when your feet are used to winter socks.
I’m an Earth Footwear convert and may just pick up a pair of the negative heel shoes from the Earth Brand Kalso line for this summer as well.