We don’t talk about foot health too much in these parts unless it’s in relation to overcoming injury or running sans shoes, but today we’re gonna chat about the tootsies. Why? Because your feet deserve some healthy lovin’, too!
Now, “orthopedics” have a good rep for improving foot placement and comfort, but they don’t always get a good rep for being something you want to be seen rocking in public—especially the “casual” styles. But the new Dr. Andrew Weil Women’s Discovery Loafers? Well, hello, lover. We recently got to try a pair in Pewter (Don’t miss Erin’s recent review, too!), and these little loafers quickly became a staple in my everyday footwear.
With all kinds of technology to improve your alignment, gait efficiency and comfort, these are designed with the idea that our feet were designed to walk on soft, natural surfaces like soil and sand. But since we obviously don’t these days, we have all kinds of pain and injuries affecting not only our feet but also the entire body. The design of these loafers (and all in Dr. Weil’s line) helps to restore your foot’s naturally neutral alignment. I’m not exactly sure how much these have really changed how I walk, but they sure as heck feel good. I can wear them for hours, and if I’m going somewhere where I know I’ll be standing on my feet for long periods of time, well, I can’t think of a better shoe to be in.
Cute as a button (I’ve gotten SO MANY compliments on these!) dressed up or dressed down, these moccasin-toed loafers have a cute little bow, a suede upper, a 3/4-inch heel, a rubber outer sole and an inner lining that is insanely comfy. The company recommends wearing these for a few hours for the first few days to allow your feet to adjust to them, but after my first day, my feet (and my heart!) were ready to wear these all the dang time. At $129.95, they’re not cheap, but that’s the whole point—quality, quality, quality. I wear them to walk the dog, to grab coffee, with a skirt on a date…pretty much to do everything but loaf around! (Har, har.)
Have you ever bought an “orthopedic” type shoe? Do you favor feel and fit over fashion? Or the other way around? Spill, FBGs! —Jenn