Search for the Perfect Work Shoe! | Beauty
The search continues for the perfect pair of office footwear! I’ve been working at this new desk job for 10 days and have quickly learned the perils of choosing the wrong shoe. Squeezed feet, cut heels, sore arcs, and the list could go on. However, that has only encouraged my quest, and so in the last several days I’ve tried sandals, flats, short stiletto heels, and tall chunky ones.
So far none have really done it for me, so to speak, but I’m trying another heel today. We’ll see how long these last. I have finally learned from my mistakes, though, and brought in another pair of shoes for under the desk comfort. Today, I have slippers with me in addition to my latest pair of heels. Nude wedges. Super cute, but a little tight, since I just got them yesterday. Thank you, Macy’s, by the way, for having great sales!
I have to say though, that going through all of these various types is fueling my inner shoe addict. Not good, not good. I had vowed to just sift through my near endless supply at home, but after realizing that the majority of them were boots and the rest, inappropriate for work heels, that clearly left me with no other option. Shoe shopping is a great form of both stress and relaxation for me. Fighting through sale racks in search of that diamond in the rough can be hard, but the pay off is wondrous, and that magical feeling of sliding your foot right into that shoe is amazing.
Anyway, let me provide you with some photographs of the various styles I’ve tried and my personal, brief reviews of each. And, everyone, if you’re reading this, don’t worry… I promise to find that ever so elusive pair that mixes fashion with comfort and style with efficiency…even if it does end up costing me an arm and a leg. But I still hope it doesn’t come to that point.
Shoe 1: In my opinion? Not very fashion forward, style wise. And they cut my feet for the first week, every. single. day. I still have a mark. Then they stretched out for the second week, and they were comfy. But too much of a fashion sacrifice? I think yes.
Shoe 2: I’ve owned these for a couple years now. Stuart Weitzman. Love them. And they’re pretty comfy, when not dancing the night away in them. Perfect for the office and one of the best ones I’ve tried so far. However, towards the end of the day? They started getting a bit uncomfortable.
Shoe 3: These were perfect height. Super comfy for work. Quiet on the flooring here at work. No obnoxious clack, clack. Relatively pretty, but as my suspicions were confirmed, open toed shoes, especially these, are a definite no for the work place. Too bad.
Shoe 4: These were gorgeous. I loved how the red color popped, bringing a bit of life to the neutral colored walls of the office. They were the perfect height, in my opinion and, in the beginning, just snug enough to wear without being too restricting. At first. Then, as the day wore on? They squeezed the life out of my foot. It was awful, and I’d rather not post the after picture of my feet sans shoe. Ugh! Pain is beauty, huh?
Shoe 5: Great height, great style, and color. I really love them. They’re a little snug, but that comes with new shoes, you know? So I’m willing to sacrifice a tad bit of comfort for now. So far the best heels I've tried out.
Shoe 6: The cute diamond stitching. The pseudo-tuxedo style and colors. That slight glimmer and shine. All of these things and the fact that they are wonderfully comfortable, meaning no cuts to the backs of my feet or ache in my arches, make them one of the best pairs of flats I have ever owned! And office appropriate!
Last thing, don’t hesitate to comment and share your experiences with similar trials and tribulations. Or successes! Anything of the like, please do enlighten the rest of us. We’re all here for one another, and one person’s struggle can bring to light the answer we’ve all been looking for!