posted by: freePOrnaoa in Comfort Shoes on April 8th, 2010
Some of the work that I do requires me to be on my feet all day. Sometimes, when I’m working an event, that’s easily over 10 hours straight. No little Chanel or French Sole flat is going to cut it for these shifts. And I have plantar fasciitis, so it can be extra painful. But I don’t want to look like a schlump in ugly shoes.
So I’m desperately in need of a new pair of black flats after completely ruining my Born flats from beachwalking and bad weather (the leather got so warped that even with tons of leather lotion, they wouldn’t go back to normal). Born’s arch support was okay but not amazing, and I’m looking for something new. And I need it to be decently fashionable, at least enough to stop in at a bar after work and meet my friends.
I’m considerably impressed by the look and the reviews of these Shoes for Crews black patent flats but it says they don’t have much arch support. They’d need inserts, and so I’d need to probably buy them half a size bigger, and I hate buying off-size when I shop online because I’m never sure how it’s going to turn out. However, these would prevent me from slipping and sliding (and potentially falling) when someone has spilled a drink on a dancehall floor or when I’m running across a grassy field to make sure performers are in place.
The Ara ballet flat is $69.
The Easy Spirit Orrell is $69.99.
The Walking Cradles Fay in black leather is simple and looks very comfortable indeed, but I’m not sold on its looks. However, I guess looks aren’t my first criteria here (and I find it difficult to buy practical shoes because aesthetics are usually a huge factor for me). It’s $68.95 at Endless.
Gentle Souls, Taryn Rose, Ecco and Mephisto also had good flats with support last time I browsed online.
Let us know your picks for good supportive black flats for those who are on their feet all day!