So shoes are one of my things; one look at my collection usually provokes the question, "do you really need all of these??". Well in due time, maybe I won't!! I am thrilled to begin the quest in finding fabulous, HEALTHY for my feet shoes. :) :) I have only owned my Pikolinos for 1 week, but have worn them every single day without fail. Now knowing what a good shoe is supposed to feel like, I cannot imagine paying for anything else! Oh yes, come to find out I have been wearing the wrong fit all along! Anna, the lovely shoe clerk, learned me a few things:
1. You should have about a thumb nails length between your big toe and the tip of the shoe.
2. You should have room to wiggle your toes. (She said you should be able to "play the piano with your toes".)
3. A sign of a well made shoe is a removable inner sole. (a-ha!)
Long story short, these new shoes have changed the game for me. I have been searching for cute, stylish, comfy and supportive shoes for a few months now, and this is where it's at. I am totally committed to being kinder to the size 8's that support me day in and day out.
Classified as "European Walking shoes", my Pikolinos are my new jam. They are stylish, unique, versatile; they are made with buttery soft leather, and the tongue is all squishy and padded and fantastic! (They feel so great that when I come home at the end of a long day, I don't even want to take them off!) A shout out is in order to Strada shoes in the Thornes Marketplace in Northampton, MA for carrying such gems. :) Already eyeing my next pair.. and possibly the next..
As I discover more tried and true brands, you bet i'll be sharing. ;)