07 August 2009

Cute shoes

I've slowly gotten away from full-on school shopping. I mean, I'm a grown woman, for pete's sake. It's not like seventh grade, when I grew three inches in the summer and got all curvy all of a sudden. Was there anything better than that thick, back-to-school issue of Seventeen in August? All those ads for Bonne Bell and plaid skirts...

But I digress. My point is, it's not like I need any new clothes. But shoes? I'm a walking cliche of a woman when it comes to shoes. And I'm a total nerdy, old-lady-shoe-loving teacher person. I'm not even ashamed. I'm 36: good arch support matters to me more than anything.

I taught all summer, so I rewarded myself with some new shoes. Here's the first pair, a pair of Earth shoes from Seirra Trading Post.

Arent they perfect? Earth shoes' main selling point is they have a lower heel than toe, which means when I wear them, it makes me feel like I'm about to tip over backwards. I assume this gets better. Besides, they are supposed to be all good for my posture, too, and help strengthen my calves or bicuspids or something.

I need shoes that can go with skirts or dress pants, that are comfortable for 6 hours on my feet, pacing back and forth in front of bored students. These are my first Earth shoes, and I adore how they look. My past favorites include Dansko and Ecco. I'm allowing myself two more new pairs of shoes: dear readers, do you have any suggestions?


Megan said...

If we're going for comfort, Clarks and Born are wonderful. And they have cute, Mary Jane-type styles. I've never bought a pair of Earth shoes, but I can tell you from personal experience the two brands I mentioned are heaven on the soles (hee hee, pun intended).

And if you have shockingly large feet (like myself) you can scope out the clearance racks at Scheels and similar shoes stores. They seem to always have plenty of size tens!

Happy shoe shopping!

Dawn Mason said...

I also waited with great anticipation for the August issue of Seventeen. Thanks for bringing that memory back.