My Aching Feet

I am not that much into fashion, but I do love shoes. Since being diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and then with Morton’s Neuroma I can only wear certain types of shoes. No more heels, narrow toed shoes or shoes without a back, like flip flops.

Because I live in Florida, sandals are the type of shoes that are comfortable to wear so that your feet are not closed up. It’s so hard to find sandals with backs though. I just love sandals of all types and look everywhere for something that I can wear that doesn’t look like I’m wearing old lady shoes. If I buy sandals with backs that I like, I’ll buy one in every color.

I also have to wear sneakers and good walking shoes that have padding to keep my feet comfortable. So my choices of what to wear has gone down considerably. But I try my best to find shoes that are not only good for me, but look good. I love unique looking shoes, great colors and the styles that catch my eye.

keen_sneaker I found a shoe that is a mixture of a sneaker and a sandal. One of the Keen shoes, Arroyo II is well supported and open to keep my feet dry. The color, Driftwood has some pink highlights in the webbing. Now that’s my kind of shoe.

Although I have health problems, I try to make the best of it. I follow the rules but find ways to keep myself happy. I know that there are people that have it much worse off than I do. Not being able to wear any kind of shoe I want isn’t fun, but at least I can walk. And I can find shoes that aren’t expensive and make me feel like I have a style all my own. I just have to look a bit harder to find them.

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Living in the Tampa Bay area, I'm lucky enough to see beautiful sunsets almost every day. Although life can be difficult at times, focusing on the positive and being with my family is what gets me through.

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Comments

  1. I love those! I will try to find them.

    I suffered a nerve injury to my left foot six years ago, and have never been able to wear heels again *Sniff*. I, too, love sandals, but need the support of a sneaker. This is perfect.

    Thanks so much!

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  2. Isn’t it hard not to wear heels? I have no idea what I’ll do for my daughter’s wedding. I may just wear them to the wedding and take them off for the reception because I hope to be dancing a lot!

  3. I’ve found that the only shoes I can wear in the fall and winter are my dansko professional ones. I have to look for a good sandal for this spring and summer, though.

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  4. Yes, picking the right shoes in this case can’t be a challenge but I think nowadays there is just so much choice that everyone can’t find a pair for themselves, and for any occasion! I like these keen sandals too – will have to get a pair for myself as well when warmer days come!

  5. Those shoes are so cute! They look like they have all the comfort of Crocs, but are a lot more stylish. I’ve been living in my Crocs lately. I may need a pair of these too!

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