Sadly, this pregnancy I’ve had to put away several pair of heels. They are just causing me too much pain. I hope that after the baby is born I can wear them again. I’m not holding my breath. After Lyla was born I had to semi-retire several pairs of designer shoes. Meaning, I was able to wear them if I was planning on being carried everywhere like a true princess deserves. Since life never turns out quite how we think it should I could only wear them when I was willing enough, or would be drinking enough, to endure the pain. On a side note I could wear one of the pairs quite easily without feeling pain, or much of anything else from my ankles down.
Since, several frequently worn pairs are missing from my shoe wardrobe adjustments must be made. I don’t have many pairs of flats or sandals, so I added a two pairs. One pair of silver flats and a pair of black wedges were welcomed into the family. I hadn’t planned on adding heels of any kind, but I needed a comfortable pair of dressy shoes I could wear to recital. Both of these purchases were made at TJ Maxx. I like purchasing shoes from TJ Maxx. They usually are decently priced, and hold up nicely under normal wear and tear.
I planned on wearing the silver Lucky Brand flats pretty regularly. However, after the first day I realized a few changes needed to be made. I’ve had pointe shoes that caused less discomfort during a two hour class. They would dig into my heel, and the round heel had zero padding. The thin rubberized, plastic sole doesn’t bother me. I like that they are lite and flexible. I just wasn’t happy that I could feel the heel more and more with each step.
Since, I had some purchases to be made to make these shoes a happy mate for my feet I thought I would share my finds with you. These are things that I’ve found make some shoes, including a few semi-retired shoes, comfy or at least tolerable. Dr. Scholl’s massaging gel heel cushions helped with the pain underneath my heel, and the Dr. Scholl’s for her heel liners made it so my shoes didn’t dig into my skin. The only issue I had with them is that they also made the shoes just a tad tight on my bigger foot. Things I’ve gotten that worked well in other shoes are the Dr. Scholl’s for her ball of the foot cushions and the comfort insoles. I’m comfortable recommending these cushions to make the little fixes that some shoes need.