“Step Away from the Sneakers?”

Have you seen Piperlime.com’s new ad that reads “STEP AWAY FROM THE SNEAKERS”? As a podiatrist and shoe expert, I think it’s great! It shows a woman wearing lace-up military-style black booties with a heel of about 4 inches. Click this link or see ad below: http://piperlime.gap.com/browse/category.do?cid=54005&mlink=54005,2175174,imgLinkModuleShopAds&clink=2175174

So, let’s all take a step away from the sneakers this fall and find other comfortable shoes and boots that are also stylish. This goes perfectly with my Facebook Fan Page Shoe Quote of the Day: “Elegance and comfort are not incompatible, and whoever maintains the contrary simply doesn’t know what he’s talking about” by Salvatore Ferragamo. Shoes can and should be comfortable AND fashionable at the same time. Who says we have to sacrifice one for the other? I say we don’t have to. As a foot doctor, I think that if we just lower the heel a little and use the right materials, our shoes can look great and feel even better! 🙂

Let’s look at some examples of shoes and boots that we can wear this fall that are both comfortable and beautiful!

1. Boots:

2. Booties: 

3. Flats:

4. Shoes with ankle straps:

5. Kitten heels:

(All of the shoes above can be found and purchased on www.piperlime.com ‘s website.)

Just one last thing: Don’t get me wrong…I’m a woman, a doctor, and a shoe lover! And I love my sneakers and wear them when appropriate, like when I’m running or going to the gym or while I’m operating in the O.R., but we really do need comfortable shoes to wear to those dinner parties, networking meetings, work functions, etc. And what about the women who work in an office or other professional setting? They should not have to choose between pretty heels that hurt their feet and comfortable shoes that are ugly as ____!!!

Let’s hear it for this ad and for the fall shoes this season! Hooray for getting it, Piperlime! 🙂

–Dr. Michele, The Shoe Expert


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