I have learned very quickly why Floridians don’t move out of state…. shoes. It all comes down to shoes!
My feet are a mess! Be it from being born pigeon toed, my flat foot, twelve years of wearing heals to work, or the nine years of flip flops since I left the workplace – I’ve come to the conclusion my feet hate me. If you live in Idaho and you have heard of a crazy woman wearing sandals in the snow… that’s me! No, I’m not kidding. My feet won’t let me wear anything else. I’ve tried all of my physical therapy exercises, various socks, wraps, all sorts of things and I can’t seem to wear anything but flip flops or sandals without pain.
I received the most beautiful boots from ShoeBuy last month. They are called Sevilla, made by Earthies. Earthies has a “promise of Wellness. Elevated, every Earthies® style features a unique wellness footbed.” The boots are further described to have
A cupped heel sets the foot into the proper supported position. An anatomic arch increases touch points along the transition from the heel to the forefoot. And, a cradle toe area evenly distributes weight away from the toes.”
Everything about these boots would make my podiatrist smile. He would be so proud of me for picking them out… One problem. My feet hate me. (Did I already tell you that?)
I put on my Sevilla boots from ShoeBuy for the first time and I was in so much pain. They fit great, felt like a glove sitting down, but the moment I stood, I had a horrific cramp running down the middle of my “bad” (flat) foot and I had to take them off. I cried from heartache as I handed them over to my thirteen year-old daughter. She was giddy. I was crushed.
Taking my podiatrist’s advice, I continued to try wear my Sevilla’s several times a week, each time increasing the amount of time I wear them. After a month, I can now wear my boots on short trips outside of the house. I have even made it to two continuous hours!
What does this mean?
It means that my flat foot is getting the support it needs in shoes that will keep me from slipping, falling, and freezing in the snow! It also means that I don’t have to move back to Florida because I can’t wear anything but flip flops!
The photo above provides you with a great view of the arch support provided with Earthies shoes.
Got Flat Feet?
Having flat feet can be more difficult than one may think. I can’t wear sneakers or any “normal” shoe – at all. When I exercise at the gym I manage to talk the management team into allowing me to wear padded bottom socks instead.
The first time my doctor put an arch support inside one of my shoes I thought I was going to die. The only thing forcing me to give proper arch support another try is my Sevilla boots. (They are just too beautiful to let go!) In one month, I feel a difference in my foot pain. I’m not all the way there yet, but I’m confident that I will be able to wear closed toed shoes regularly by the time winter is over. Then, I can’t wait to try Earthies Slip-on Shoes from ShoeBuy! I haven’t been able to wear shoes like these EVER!
Earthies Sevilla Boots:
The boots feel amazing to the touch. The inside of the shaft is soft and comfortable, even if you wear low socks! I am an ankle sock and capri pants kind of girl and I have not experienced any discomfort on my calf when wearing these boots.
The quilted back is very defined and complete. Each stitch is consistent with the rest of the detailing in the boot.
The straps are adjustable, however, it looks a little silly to tighten them too much. My teenage daughter, clearly, has a smaller calf and requires a much smaller circumference than I. We attempted to adjust the width but it didn’t look as good.
I have worn the Earthies Sevilla Boots in ice and snow and have not experienced any slipping.
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I could spend HOURS shopping at ShoeBuy.com! I love shoes and looking at various styles of them with my teen daughter. ShoeBuy has a HUGE variety of brands and styles. She and I have spent a significant amount of time plundering their online store and always find new shoes we didn’t see before.
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