I am a shoe buying addict. I’m selective about the style, but I’ll buy all the colors that are available if the style complements my feet. SHHHH! I have bunions and when I find just the right shoes, I snatch them up! I’ve learned to choose comfort over style. The turning point for me was a hard lesson on my 40th birthday. My sisters took me to Las Vegas and had quite an agenda planned that required LOTS of walking.
I packed some cute heels to wear out and a brand new pair of Nike’s for trekking around…I suppose I should have broken them in first. I ended up with blisters on my heels after the first day, so I bought these while we were out and about.
I wore them the first night out. Vanity=Bad mistake. Now I had blisters between my big toes and the bottoms of my feet were numb! In desperation, I bought these.
At least I could walk without limping, though I ended up with plantar fasciitis for a year! Funny what you notice when your feet hurt…nothing but your feet. All I could think about was taking the next step! On our last night out, as we walked the 20 minute walk from our hotel to Caesar’s palace, I enviously watched a group of twenty somethings walking in front of us in their ridiculously high heels and spray tanned legs. BUT, the tables were turned at 3:00 AM! That same group of girls were trudging back across the street, barefoot with dirty black feet, with the pretty heels dangling from tired fingers. I was thankful for my blisters that prevented wearing style over comfort! I still appreciate a pretty pair of shoes when I’m shopping though. I’ll “ooohh and aaahh” over them, maybe even try them on, but they aren’t coming home with me. I’ll stick with my favorite pair of Birkenstocks and a pedicure and I’m good to go!
This sweet little creation is just the right shoe. It’s pretty and won’t cause blisters!
I found this template from Everyday Parties on Pinterest. I just printed it on copy paper and traced it onto card stock using a sheet of carbon tracing paper. I trimmed out the pieces, scored on the dotted lines, folded and glued it together. The hardest part was choosing card stock!
Today’s post is my design team contribution for the January Color Challenge on the Just For Fun Rubber Stamps blog.
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