|just another Sunday morning|
the Trinity church ladies
Truth be told, I have never given much thought to such things. Balancing four kids, a career, grad school for a few years and a tight family budget didn't allow for such luxuries. Recently, however, I have been challenged to broaden my horizons, and thus I have been a bit more bold, investing in some new (even sassier) shoes, and even taking time for a swipe of mascara and yes, on occasion some lipstick.
Along the way I have learned a thing or two about wearing kick a** shoes...
1) comfort matters - a lot. If you're going to wear heels and stand in them a few hours, then spend the extra money on good shoes that feel good. It's bad form to limp as you follow the acolytes down the church aisle and up to the chancel area.
2) you're going to have to adjust your stride if you're wearing high heels. This one has some interesting ramifications. I usually walk pretty briskly, but in heels I find that I have to slow down. I may not get to my destination as fast as I used to, but this does have the added bonus of forcing me to take my time and pace myself. Another novel concept!
|rule # 4|
take care of your feet already!
3) it's a challenge to wear serious kick a** shoes and carry a back pack full of computer, books, etc. Balance is everything when wearing serious heels - once you start to get shaky things can get out of hand quickly...so practice and rethink how full you pack that back pack!
4) it's important to give your feet a break. I started wearing heels only on Sundays, and have just recently added another day or two each week. But my Keens are always ready in the wings and a very well broken in pair of Clark's walking shoes too. Variety is the spice of life when it comes to foot wear - for me anyway.
|Kristin is a rockstar when|
it comes to kick a** shoes
Now these insights might seem silly to gals who have been wearing heels all their lives, but for me its a brave new world. The reality is that I enjoy wearing my sassy new shoes. Once the snow flies I know that I will return to more sensible footwear, but for now, why not kick up my heels and go for it?!
My challenge is for you to find healthy ways to express your self too...