I'm enjoying your spring style e-book and your blog so much.
I'm quite a bit older than you (and live in AZ), but I'm translating your great style ideas to my needs and it's working great! Thanks :) I have a question about the shoes though.
I can use the color ideas but can't wear many of the shoes due to painful feet. I'm seeing a neurologist now and getting some relief but I can't wear shoes that have a flat insole with no support.
I'm having a struggle with finding sandals that work and you know how important sandals are in AZ!! Do you have any suggestions for sandals that might work in place of the cute little sandals/thongs you show? I can sometimes wear merrills, tevas, Birkenstocks, etc but they're not so cute of course : ( And I can only wear flip flops to the pool!
Your issue is fairly common! I have quite a few clients that need some support in their gorgeous feet. Here are a few basic pointers...
#1. More expensive quality shoes, will be constructed better and have more support. For someone like you you'll need to spend more on your shoes, sorry.
#2. Be selective don't settle for frump! You deserve cute shoes too!! Always be on the look out for the perfect shoes.
#3 Try lot of different styles and brands ( you never know which will work until you try them and different brands work for different feet).
#4. Online stores like Zappos and Endless offer free shipping and free returns. They also carry a LOT of shoes. So go crazy, order a bunch and return what doesn't work
#5. Look into having shoes custom made for you, yes it may be more costly but they will likely last forever and you can get exactly what you want!
My personal favorite brands for comfort and style are Kork-Ease ( I can run in my 3-4" wedges, really I have!) and Cole Haan (my pregnant, running through the streets of NYC brand). But we are all so different, you'll have to find your own perfect brands!
Below are some options I like to get your started!
Hope that helps!
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