From the age of about 12 i became aware of my feet hurting no matter what shoes sandals etc i put on my feet. Then platform shoes came into fashion (im talking 70s platforms) and for the first time i felt like i was walking on air.
i remember my teenage to early 20s putting on a pair of heels and going out only for me to end up with said shoes in my hands because my feet were crippling me.
I realised that for me to walk comfortable i needed foot wear that had a sole of at least a quarter of an inch or more. i've tried so many different types of footware over the years, trainers were okay. Then out came tone-up trainers. wow there great, can walk for ages without foot pain (yeah i get back and leg pain but hey my feet dont hurt)
Then Avon came out with tone-up slippers, oh what joy they are for my feet nearly a whole inch of sole on them,I've also got the sandals and for next winter the boots.
i look at all the fashion shoes and think, look nice but oh the pain i would be in if i asttempted them. I have so many shoes only worn once and then shoved in a cupboard never to see the light of day again.