Thursday, October 27, 2016

Sitting Boots

For the past 30 years or so I have been wearing “sensible” shoes. I severely injured my right ankle when I was 16, and, despite a complicated surgery, the ankle has never completely healed. I therefore have worn mainly flats, which I can handle. I definitely make sure that the flats I choose are fashionable (and at the same time provide support and are comfortable).

But recently I have been drawn to some not-so-sensible shoes  - boots with a heel. In fact, in the course of a few weeks, I bought two pairs of boots with quite a heel. Both heels are block heels and sturdy, but they are still much higher than my ankle can handle for a long time.

I have therefore called my new boots “sitting boots.” Now, they are not truly “sitting boots” as I can manage to walk in them and be comfortable for about an hour. And I can tolerate a second hour, but after that it gets difficult. So basically the boots are going-out-to-dinner (or going-out-and-don’t-walk-a-lot) boots. I’m hopeful that my ankle, which hasn’t had to deal with any kind of heel for 30 years, is going to get used to the heel little by little…
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Questions: Do you own “sitting shoes?” If so, do you own more “sensible” shoes or more “sitting” or “going-out-to-dinner” shoes? 


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Be well,
Andrea


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36 comments:

  1. Both pairs are fabulous Andrea! I always look for block heels or wedges if I'm getting anything with a heel and never anything higher than 2 to 3 inches. I've been putting off a foot surgery that unfortunately has gotten to the point that I'll have to get it done at the end of this school year. It's so frustrating because I have some super pretty heels that I've had for years, but if I wear them they have to be "sitting shoes/boots" too.
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.com

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    1. Thanks, Debbie!

      Sorry about your foot surgery; I hope it'll go well!

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  2. I like them both! I also have some sitting shoes.

    Mary

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    1. Thanks, Mary! Glad I'm not alone... :-)

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  3. I can see why, these boots are great. I am going to wear heels until I can't no longer and I expect that to be when I am 80! #HighLatitdudeStyle

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  4. Ohh, I love the snakeskin one! I don't own a ton of heels, but I do like the block heels the most if I do wear them. I just prefer flats, but a heel is nice if I go out... which is maybe once every 2 weeks if I'm lucky. :)

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. Thanks, Carrie! It's also quite rare that we go out... I may have to take the boots to the mall once in a while... ;-)

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  5. Sooo cute! Just love any boot with a wedge or block heel, so much more comfortable, which is so much more important to me as I have gotten older! ;-)

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    1. Yes, comfort is definitely important... :-)

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  6. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. These boots are awesome! But I can see that they are sitting boots for you.

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  7. Wow! I want to see the other ones too! I also love the black ones and think they are so perfect with that beautiful dress! Hope to see you soon showing the other boots too. And certainly hope you can walk on them without hurting your ankle!

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    1. Thanks, Nancy! I'll definitely show the other pair with an outfit soon. At least the ankle is secure and doesn't move a lot in them. We'll see how it goes...

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  8. Both pairs of boots make me smile Andrea---and hopefully your ankle will start to get more used to a little height!
    But even if not...it's not super hard to change out your shoes in most situations, right? And I read from a podiatrist that it's good to switch out your shoes at least one time a day anyways!! So maybe you're just being smart that way!!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thanks, Jodie! And you make an excellent point that changing your shoes is not all that hard! Interesting that it may be good for your feet; now that you mentioned it, I actually think I've heard that before...

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  9. Your designation is funny! I probably own a few more walking shoes, but it's close! I even designate my heels for work or date night. Anything 3 inches or under I can handle at work. Love those booties on you!

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    1. Thanks, Laura! My designation makes me smile, too, whenever I think about it! :-)

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  10. I think we all can use a pair of "sitting boots" or "cab to curb" as I like to call mine! They make life fun, right? Love your 2 pairs here - darling!
    xx
    Suzanne
    www.AskSuzanneBell.com

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    1. Thanks, Suzanne! Love your name for "sitting boots!" :-) Happy Saturday!

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  11. Love both boots Andrea, especially the snakeskin - that's what I'm after this year. I call them 'car to bar' shoes or boots. Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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    1. Thanks, Jacqui! "Car to bar" - fabulous name!

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  12. Your boots are beautiful, sitting or walking (a little).

    Kathleen
    Bloggers Pit Stop

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  13. Yes, I have "sitting shoes" as well. It reminds me of the time Oprah was wearing these 5" heels and she called them "sitting shoes", she said she only wore them literally for the show and then put on her Uggs!

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    1. I didn't know Oprah had said that! And I'm glad I'm not alone... :-)

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  14. I like both pairs of your new sitting boots. The python print boots are pretty amazing! I have very few sensible shoes, although most of my new booties do have lower heels. Thanks so much for linking up with Fabulous Friday, Andrea!

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    1. Thanks, Jennie! I love your new booties!

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  15. I can get by with wearing heels to work because I'm usually sitting at my desk and not on my feet much during the day. This is great for fashion but not so great for my backside spread as I should try to walk around more. More and more I'm buying lower heeled shoes so that I can't use my footwear as an excuse for not moving more. Thanks for adding your post to my Fine-Whatever link up.

    Rena
    www.finewhateverblog.com

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    1. Yes, comfortable shoes definitely make me walk more... :-)

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  16. I have a few pairs of heels that are definitely sitting shoes! Love both of these boots. Hope you're having a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Lana!

      We had a very quiet weekend, which was nice... :-)

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  17. I have been kind of bootie or boot obsessed this year. Love both styles and see how pretty the grannie booties look with the colorful HM dress.
    Thanks for linking with Turning Heads Tuesday
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  18. I'm with you, since breaking my ankle years ago, I have issues with heels. I love them, but they don't love me. I can wear them for several hours as long as there isn't a lot of walking involved. I love both of these, the black ones look so good with your new dress and the snakeskin are so fun! Have fun sitting in them, lol, they look great!

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    1. Thanks, Nikki! And, yes, I love sitting in them! :-) But I have to say walking in them is getting easier, and I can tolerate them a bit more little by little...

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