Friday, July 18, 2014

It’s The Little Things: Comfortable Shoes

The most amazing man in the world and I enjoy taking long walks, and on one of those outings recently, I said “I’m so glad I’m wearing comfortable shoes”.

But the truth in the matter is that wearing comfortable shoes has become the norm. Or in other words, I've reached the comfortable shoes period of my life.


Gone are the days of sporting narrow, ill-fitting, pain-causing, blister-inducing, back-breaking high heels. Now it’s all about comfort. Relaxation. Mellowness. And my feet thank me for it. Embracing comfortable shoes is definitely one of the perks of being middle aged.

How about you? Are you a comfortable shoes kind of person?

Wishing you all a beautiful weekend!

38 comments:

  1. Oh yes, I'm definitely a comfy-shoe person. I suffer from bunions - I've had the surgery on one foot and need to do the other very soon. No high heels for me!

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    1. Well, that is definitely a reason to stay away from bad shoes! Comfy shoes all the way.

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  2. Well sweety let me put it this way anything higher than ground level makes me trip....not a pretty sight, flat all the way how else can you walk? Have a super weekend sweet friend oh and the most wonderful man in the world of course goes without saying ...and the kids, of course dogs, cats, ducks, birds, river, river, river....

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    1. Oh yes, flats all the way. So much more comfortable that way for sure. I hope you have a beautiful weekend, Lorraine!

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  3. I've been at the comfortable stage for a long time now! If only we could educate the young women, then they could make more stylish and yet safe shoes for all! I remember wearing those high platform shoes in the seventies and thought they were the coolest thing!

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    1. We learn these things in our older years! Hindsight is truly 20/20 Thankfully, my daughters are both sensible. They wear flat and comfortable shoes the majority of the time.

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  4. It's all about comfort for me too. I only like to look at those lovely Louboutin heels in Vogue. Looking is not at all painful. Lol.

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  5. I have to admit that aside from a brief cock-roach-killing phase I went through in the mid 1980s, I have always worn comfortable shoes. I love sturdy boots.

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    1. Hahahaha! The cock-roach-killing phase... Been there!

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  6. Definitely with you on that one! hahahahaha love Lois's response! hahaha

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  7. Back in the old days, the phrase "a woman in sensible shoes" was a code phrase for "lesbian" so yes, I have been in low-heeled sensible shoes my entire life! I also had a friend in Winnipeg who always called her low-heeled comfy shoes her "Mennonite shoes" although I do not condone any slurs on Mennonites, who are a fine people indeed. Am I covered?

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  8. I was comfort sneakers all my life. I never wore a high-heal not once. Thank goodness.

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    1. Smart girl, Wonder Woman! Your body is very grateful for that.

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  9. I have some heels but they kill my poor feet so I never wear them.
    When I am home I am always barefoot and when I go out I need shoes that are comfortable.
    It's all about comfort for me, I need to take care of these feet as they are going to be taking me many more miles in my life ....

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    1. Being barefoot is the greatest, Margie!

      "It's all about comfort for me, I need to take care of these feet as they are going to be taking me many more miles in my life ...."

      What a great line!

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  10. Thank you so much for the laugh. There is too little laughter in this world.

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    1. Yes, we certainly need more laughter in this world!

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  11. Hi Martha,

    How's it goin', eh? Seems it's going darned comfortable with the right comfortable shoes. I think I'm going to start wearing slippers in the shape of a puppy. I shall then go to the shops and note the weird looks. I shall not care because I'm comfortable. I might even wear moccasins. After walking from Vancouver to Hope on "Moccasin Miles", I realised by soaking through trainers were not so great.

    A peaceful weekend to you and thanks for the light hearted post, eh.

    Gary :)

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    1. Slippers in the shape of a puppy! Very cool! And those weird looks will be looks of envy from people that wish they had cool-looking slippers in the shape of a puppy :)

      A peaceful weekend to you, too, my friend!

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  12. It's funny you should ask. Years ago (when I was young) I always wore high shoes or high-heeled boots. No - matter - what. Crazy! These days it's comfort all the way, thanks. (Never thought I'd say that!). Well, within reason. I'm not completely mad :)

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    1. Hahaha...yes, within reason! I only wear high-heeled shoes when I attend functions. And even then, the heels are not very high.

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  13. I like comfortable shoes but I'm not a flip flop guy.

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    1. I don't see too many flip flop guys. At most, I see them wearing sandals.

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  14. tennis shoes are comfortable enough

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  15. I did some permanent damage to my feet in my 20s, when I was after school working at Eatons (remember that?) in the "Young Montrealer Shop" (remember that too?) I wore fashionable and therefore painful shoes because we were expected to, and limped home, sometimes in tears from the pain.
    Now it's crocs and Danskos all the way for me! They both offer some prettier, dressier styles, so I can wear them to work.

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    1. Sounds awful! Thank goodness those days are over. I'm sure your whole body is happy about that.

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  16. I think all stages of life for men and women should be comfortable, well fitting shoes. The high heels seen now in all the media remind me of the binding of women's feet many years ago in Japan. If women let themselves be influenced by "fashion" to do that to the feet and ankles, then they will suffer the consequences sooner or later!!!!

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    1. Wonderfully said, Nancy! And I couldn't agree with you more. Some women are slaves to 'fashion', and end up paying the price of that.

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  17. Getting caught up with the missed posts! love all the pictures and the cycle tour … love the cow! hahaa… I'm not eating 'em… or her cousins or aunts or .. ain't doing it.

    and oh man…. I wore stiletto heels for years … YEARS! that's why my old back muscles scream to high heaven …. I wear flops.. year round… yep… I do have a pair of Crocs for walking in wet grass… but then I don't walk in wet grass much.. ;)

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    1. Stiletto heels, Carolyn! Wow... You were one tough gal. I wore heels but not too high. Couldn't stand how tiring they were!

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  18. Oh yes I am! Having very wide feet (EEE+) I take my shoe-wearing seriously. They may look like BOATS but I am smiling through my walks/hikes. And my feet thank me for it! I have a few fav types.....Teva sandals are great, Birkenstocks are good, and New Balance extra wide runners are good too.'Real shoes' can be a problem if I am not careful but Echo have worked for me in the past.
    There you have it Martha! More info than you could have imagined about my feet!! lol

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    1. Hahaha...yes, plenty of info about your feet, Jim! But I like very comfortable shoes and I should check out all the brands you've mentioned. Might lead to something interesting for me.

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  19. I'm six feet tall so have only worn heels minimally in my life. Always felt better in flats. I have always preferred running shoes or skate shoes.

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    1. Well, that would certainly do it, Jen! I'm nowhere near that height, but even so, I never wore extremely high heels. I always preferred to be comfortable. But now, I hardly ever wear heels. Flats all the way!

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