Sunday, January 22, 2017

White Sweater Jacket and Walking Shoes

On Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Day I was still quite sick, but we ventured out to Shoreline Park and went for a short walk. I decided to keep my outfit simple and comfortable. I wore a new white sweater jacket that I received as a Christmas gift from a dear friend, a black turtleneck, jeans, and the most comfortable walking shoes - Skechers with memory foam. Since we were walking I decided to skip a necklace, which is rare as I almost always wear a necklace or a scarf.

White Shearling Sweater 1

White Shearling Sweater 2

I like the black turtleneck with the white sweater jacket. Black and white/off white is always such a nice color combo.  

White Shearling Sweater 3
  
White Shearling Sweater 4

How Often Should You Replace Your Walking Shoes?

I decided to buy a second pair of Skechers with memory* foam after loving the blue pair I received from Chadwicks of Boston so much. They are truly the most comfortable pair of walking shoes I’ve ever owned. I have to admit that I was really bad last year about switching out my walking shoes and have worn the same pair way too long (you should replace walking shoes every 300 to 500 miles.)

The “walking shoes” I was wearing last year had no cushion or support. In fact, I seriously messed up my big toes (the bruises underneath the nails are still partially there) when we went on a 6-hour, very hilly hike in Lake Tahoe in the summer. I had forgotten to pack my hiking shoes and wore my worn out, too small “fashion athletic shoes” instead.

One might think I would have bought some better shoes right after that experience, but apparently I need to learn lessons the hard way… Regardless, I’m very glad that I found Sketchers and that I ordered a second pair. And I’m determined to keep better track of the mileage I put on them and replace them in a more timely manner… 

Skechers with Memory Foam

Questions: Are you vigilant about switching out your walking shoes every 300 to 500 miles? What are your favorite walking shoes? 



Be well,
Andrea

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44 comments:

  1. The walking shoes sound very comfortable. I'll have to check them out.

    I like the white sweater jacket.

    Mary

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  2. That jacket look so cozy!! Pretty too! Have a great week ahead!

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    1. Yes, the jacket is very cozy.

      Have a great week, too!

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  3. I just came home from shopping some fitness shoes and was trying on a pair of Skechers. It felt I was walking on clouds. Very comfortable. But I bought a pair of Nikes.

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    1. I love my Skechers, but I know Nike has great shoes. I love the look of the sleek, all black ones with the white Nike symbol.

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  4. I'm just as guilty Andrea!! I probably replace my "fun" shoes way more than my workout shoes---isn't that terrible!
    I hope you're feeling better??
    That fleece cardigan looks scrumptious!!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Yes, replacing your workout shoes is so important, but somehow I always forget. And wear them WAY longer than I should. I'm determined to keep track from now on...

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  5. OK confession time. I don't own a pair of walking shoes! I do have small heeled shoes and a pair of wellies, but that's it! I envy that you look so good in Black Andrea. One of my favourite colours that sadly does not love me anymore. Have a great week x
    www.vanityandmestyle.com

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    1. After I seriously messed up my toes last year on that hike, I'm determined to wear walking shoes whenever I walk a lot (which is pretty much every day).

      I love black but have noticed that it's best if I add another color these days, be it as a neck scarf, bold necklace or in this case the cardigan...

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  6. Hope you are better very soon, A. I think the Skechers with memory foam are a dream to wear. xox

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. Thanks, Patti! I'm not 100% but a lot better. And I'm very thankful for that! Skechers with memory foam are really a game changer... I had no idea!

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  7. Love your layers! I am probably guilty of wearing my shoes too long before replacing them. These look great!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. Thanks, Amy Ann! It's funny that I replace other shoes before replacing walking shoes...

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  8. Pretty coat! I hope you are feeling better now.
    thanks for linking
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Thanks, Jess. I'm getting there. This cold has sure been persistent...

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  9. Hope you are all well! I learned to switch out shoes when I was training for a half marathon and really was able to tell the difference. It's kind of like new tires..you don't know how bad the old ones are until you get the new ones!

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    1. Now the kid is fighting a cold, but he is getting better.. And, yes! Great analogy! I bet when training for a half marathon you'll really pay attention...

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  10. Love that jacket and black turtleneck together! You look lovely for a casual day!

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  11. I've got to say that a black turtleneck looks so classy doesn't it Andrea? And black and white make the perfect combination of smart to contrast with your casual jeans and trainers. Fab look!

    Hope you're all recovered now x

    Anna
    www.annasislandstyle.com

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    1. I'm still not 100% but a lot better... And, yes, I love black and white together. And I think the black turtleneck and white jacket could be dressed up nicely with dressy shoes/boots and darker wash pants...

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  12. Just bought new hiking boots for a trip to South America. Boy.. have things moved on since Hubby bought me my last pair for Christmas ever 20 years ago. Those things never wear out! And because I wear orthotics and change those up every two years, I can continue to wear old hiking shoes for years. And years!

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    1. I have a pair of very sturdy (but unfortunately also quite heavy) hiking boots that I've had for over 10 years, and they are as good as knew. But I'm tempted to get a lighter pair as I know things have advanced a lot. And the pair I have is quite the workout because of their weight...

      Enjoy your trip to South America!

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  13. I definitely don't switch out my workout shoes like I should. I love Skechers for walking! This is a great outfit - love black and white together. You look lovely! Hope you're feeling better.

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    1. Thanks, Lana. I had never owned a pair of Skechers; I definitely feel I was missing out...

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  14. Hope you are feeling better. I try to switch out my running shoes, mostly I can feel it when it happens and I try to jump on getting a new pair pretty quickly. Love the color combo, perfect for a casual walk.

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    1. I think when you run, you notice shoes being worn out more than when you walk for some reason. Probably because of the impact...

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  15. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

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  16. Hi Andrea! I think I commented before... so Ill say
    Thanks for linking with Turning heads tuesday
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    Stop by when you can!

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  17. When I was running, I would switch out my shoes on schedule. But now, I never think about it. I love your sweater jacket! So cute and cozy!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    1. Isn't it interesting that we tend not to pay attention to how many miles we put on walking shoes?

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  18. Andrea, this jacket is fabulous and black and white really do always look great together. My fave walking shoes are also Skechers with Memory Foam. I got mine from TJ Maxx and probably do need to replace them soon. Thanks for linking up with me On the Edge.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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  19. Love that coat! Thanks so much for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.com

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  20. Andrea, I sure hope you are feeling better, this has been hanging on a bit too long. Hugs! I love the outfit, the sweater looks warm and snuggly. Sketchers have come a long way since they made their first shoes. I have owned several pairs. But I had no idea how often I should replace them, I really need to get some new ones. I really like the look and style of the one's you have. Checking them out!

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    1. Thanks, Nikki! Skechers does have some very cute styles. And I'm just so impressed by how comfortable they are. I had no idea...

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  21. Hi Andrea, I am browsing through your posts. Had to stop and say I love your jacket.
    As to your question about walking shoes.... I don't have any haha.
    Greetje

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    1. Thanks, Greetje! And I totally didn't expect you to have walking shoes... You are much to stylish and fabulous!!!

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