What’s amazing is fashion over function. Beauty over health. And what lengths some people (ahem, girls. ahem me) will go to look good, whether it be unhealthy fad diets, bouncing from one detox to another, Botox injections, or plastic surgery (not that I’ve seriously considered any…. yet). However, there’s one thing, one kind of torture, that every fabulous woman does more often than not: wearing a pair of killer high heels. Literally. (And don’t lie, there is no such thing comfortable 5″ heels that you can wear all day long.)
So we force our feet into painful high heels and stilettos for a night out… with no hope of having our tootsies rescued at the end of the night. Besides, how often is it that you meet prince charming at a bar or nightclub and get swept off your feet and safely carried home? Next to none. (But if you’re lucky like me, maybe once.) ;)
Unless… you live in Taunton. BBC news reported that street pastors in Taunton were kind enough to give out flip flops to ladies that needed to remove their shoes after a night out. It began in 2008 with over 2,000 pairs estimated to have been handed out, funded by the church. Well, isn’t that nice. The church is now asking women that have benefited from the initiative to return pairs that they don’t need anymore so they can be washed and re-used.
Are your eyebrows furrowed? Are you baffled? Don’t be. What’s more important than a church ensuring that feet are comfy after going out all night?
It would be nice, wouldn’t it. Psh, Taunton. (Where is that, anyway?) But really. A lot of us treat or feet like trash. They hurt, but we don’t care. And I’m guilty. Asia is a prime example. With all that walking I did, I should have been wearing runners. But… ew. Runners.
With so many different colors and styles of sandals, shoes and flip flops these days, you can find a pair of comfortable (yet stylish) shoes that won’t cost an arm and a leg (or a foot). And you know it too. Littlewoods.com is one online shopping site that has a variety of comfy sandals and shoes that combine style with comfort to wave those painful Saturday night niggles away. And if you do decide to keep on with the five-inch stilettos every weekend (like me), it might be a good idea to invest in a clutch that you can pack your own pair of flip flops in. Just in case of emergencies, or when there’s no prince charming. ;)