My feet sweat. By the end of a day in a simple closed shoe I feel like I’m walking in puddles, fearing those striding beside me can hear the “squish, squish” emanating from my shoes with each step. Aside from the unwelcome discomfort of soggy feet, what most worries me is the stinky stench that may waft about when I take the shoes off to get some much needed ventilation. My simple solution has been to wear stylish sandals as often as possible, but I’ve always dreamed of a good looking shoe that would breath with each stride.
Geox shoes claim to have designed “the shoe that breathes.” I find their television advertising delightful — worth watching a few times over (click the play button below) — and frightfully close to home.
Customer reviews on a variety of websites are compelling:
“I’m a believer! I used to be a die-hard fan of Aerosoles for my daily office workhorse shoes, but I am a Geox convert now. . . [F]or anyone who suffers from hyperhidrosis (sweaty feet), these are just unbelievable.”
I have to admit that the designers of these shoes have devised a seemingly clever system — micro-holes in the rubber outsole that let perspiration from the feet out of the shoes with the protective breathable membrane keeping water out and the feet dry.
What is clear from the comments of those who wear Geox shoes is that they are comfortable:
“Great, comfy shoe! This shoe is so comfortable and cute! The cushion is so soft and thick, it feels comfortable to walk in all day long! I put them on as soon as I got them and they felt comfortable right away.”
UGG Knightsbridge… where do I begin? They’re basically the Classic Tall UGG, which I swear I wear every single day in the winter months, but with a zipper in the back!
Because here’s the thing, UGGs are here to stay. They are insanely comfortable and warm and convenient and they look cute with everything.
I love the mini-skirt with tall UGGs, UGGs with a tunic and leggings, UGGs over skinny jeans, UGGs with the sweats tucked in, and then my personal fave — UGGs under pajama pants when my sweetheart Miley (the labrador retriever, not the pop star) wakes me up at 5 a.m. to go for a walk.
I’m as snug as a bug in my UGGs. And now, with a zipper, there’s less of a fight to take them off… because yes, sadly, sometimes you do have to take them off.
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Wondering if you can believe all the hype on the MBT shoes? The simple answer is YES. They actually do what they say they will.
With their unique sole construction the MBT’s create a feeling that reminds you of walking natural, soft, unstable ground. The natural instabililty underfoot stimulates otherwise neglected muscle groups to make automatic compensating movements, exactly as nature intended. You may feel some muscle soreness for the first few days but this soon dicipates and the benefits become more noticeable as each day goes by.
I know they may not be the most attractive looking shoes but believe me your whole body will feel and look better because of them.
If they’re calledEarth shoes, why wouldn’t they be loved by the stars? Jessica Alba, Drew Barrymore, Gwyneth Paltrow, even both Posh and Becks have been seen sporting them around town.
So why the big celebrity draw? Not only does every shoe in the Earth line sport the “negative heel” technology to help you burn calories with every step, they also offer vegan options. And the vegan Inhale shoe offers a funky and sporty spin on the classic Mary Jane while being totally animal-friendly. They’re also available in a variety of colors. I’m such a girly-girl and can never turn down a pink shoe, but I also think the Forest Green looks really cute with khakis.
And here’s what’s crazy… since the Earth shoes tone your calves and thighs, I’m finding excuses to walk more in them. Coming from someone who drives over to the grocery store that’s only two blocks away, that is a BIG step for me. Literally.
PLUS, I just had the greatest experience with my Inhales when I wore them to take my nephew to Disneyland a few weeks ago. They were amazing to be in while on my feet all day, plus the heavy-duty microfiber fabric shielded my toes as they were constantly getting run over by strollers. But the best part is how they helped me feel less guilty as I walked around eating my funnel cake, because I knew I was counteracting those calories with each step I took toward Tomorrowland.
Naot shoes are known for their comfort and simple elegance and if you have yet to take a close look at a pair, I strongly recommend trying a pair of Naot Ashley.
One customer wrote, “These sandals are just wonderful. I have an arch problem and these sandals fit so well that I hardly know I am wearing shoes. The cork insole molds to the shape of my foot and makes every day walking a pleasure, as well as being stylish.” Buzzillions.com reviewers give this Naot shoe a 4.7 out of 5 star rating. It’s worthwhile reading the overwhelming praise shared on this site. But if you’re the type that goes for professional input, look no further than TV Guide’s April 14 – 20 issue in which the costume designer of Desperate Housewives, Cate Adair, picks Naot Ashley as the perfect sandal for a “mom on the go” like Lynette, played by Felicity Huffman.