Dear Shoe Lady,
I like to walk and like to take the opportunity during the day to get out for a longish stroll. Or I’ll get off the subway a stop early and walk the extra distance. I do not like to have to change my shoes to official “walking shoes” everytime I want to walk. I like to wear the same pair of shoes all day and I don’t want them to look clunky and orthopedic. What do you recommend?
A woman after my own heart. Did you know that when you walk, you put three times your regular weight on your forefeet? And when you run, it is up to 8 times the pressure. That said, shop with this criteria in mind: 1. a slight wedge heel; 2. an arch support; 3. a cushioned sole under the front of the foot; 4. a flexible shoe that will bend and move with your foot.
Here are some styles to consider:
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The Shoe Lady