Thirty Days of Thanks - Day 10 - November 10

Today I'm thankful for comfortable shoes.

For years I worried more about how shoes looked than about how they felt. I remember many times when my feet hurt so much that all I could think about was the pain. I liked heels but my knees and lower back hurt when I wore them, even if it was only for a few hours on Sunday.

A P.E. teacher told my daughter that she only wore Earth shoes and that they'd helped her aches and pains. I decided to give them a try. Now the only shoes in my closet are either Earth shoes or absolute flats. No more heels for me. The comfort far outweighs anything else. My feet almost never hurt. My knees and lower back are much happier and I've even noticed that because my toes aren't scrunched into the front of the shoe, I've almost completely eliminated ingrown toenails.

Some of the comfortable shoes are even cute. There are still times I'll see an extra fabulous pair of shoes and for a moment I'll be tempted to choose style over comfort, but then I remember how nice it is to have your feet feel so good you don't have to think about them.


Mindy said...

I'm a sucker for a cute pair of heels, but after shooting weddings all day I always feel like I'm going to die from the pain. I've got to figure out a better, more comfortable solution. :)

Anonymous said...

There is a quote that goes like this, "The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art." This is so true. Our feet go through a lot and so my philosophy is: "treat them with respect and put shoes on them that will make them feel comfortable and not feel pain just because we want to look cool!" Many people hate feet! I love feet. They give us such great service! I guess I am weird. Thanks for this post. Our feet deserve a lot more pats on the back than they get! (-: