I have found the ultimate pair of shoes, and I am never going to buy another pair.
Alright, so that's a little dramatic and I'm sure that I will cave eventually, but this pair of shoes is so freakin' comfortable that I never want to take them off. After giving myself tendonitis from merely walking around, I had to finally admit that I needed supportive shoes, and this ultimately led to this comfortable-shoe revelation. But it wasn't easy because most comfy shoes are, for some reason, completely hideous.
Why must it be the case that all cute shoes also happen to be horribly uncomfortable?? ;__;
There was also no way that I was going to resort to sneakers, or worse - crocs (I don't care how comfortable my dad says they are, they're not happening).
Frustrated, I tried adding padded-insoles to all my shoes, but this didn't seem to help me much on the tendonitis front, and it was getting so bad that I wasn't even able to leave the house because it was too painful to walk. So I went back to my search, and after hours of looking for "non-ugly orthopedic-style shoes" on google, I finally came across Naot. Considering that I wasn't able to leave the house because of my sore feet, I convinced myself to see the $200 that they cost as an investment in my wellbeing, and crossed my fingers that they would be as comfortable as all the reviews said they were.
And - oh my goodness. Wearing them is like walking on clouds. They're also very durable - considering I've worn them basically every single day for the last 3 months, they don't even look that worn or scuffed. And although it was difficult to find out much about the production, they appear to be made in Israel (who seem to have decent working conditions/wages etc), with raw materials from Italy - so they were probably not made in a sweatshop, which is always a bonus.
Anyway, I just wanted to write a little review on them because I struggled for so long with sore feet but didn't realise there was any kind of solution (without giving up on fashion entirely). BUT THERE IS, and it's not ugly! Woo hoo! You can find them here (or if you live in Australia, here).
I hope you're all having a beautiful day!
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