How can I wear supportive shoes and look cool at the same time?
January 22, 2013 10:35 PM Subscribe
I need supportive shoes for lots of walking, but I want to look good too. What's a young lady in an old lady's body to do?
posted by Dilemma to clothing, beauty, & fashion (25 answers total) 45 users marked this as a favorite
I have terrible messed-up knees and weak arches and need very supportive shoes. I also walk extensively around San Francisco. Lately, I've been resorting to wearing my running shoes with skinny jeans and I look like a clown, or running shoes with yoga pants and I'm afraid the hipster fashion police will kick me out of SF. I'd like to find a way to feel good and look good at the same time. Please help me figure out a) shoes I can wear, and maybe put my orthotic arch supports in, that will keep my feet/knees/hips happy, and b) outfits I can wear with said shoes. I've tried more casual shoes like Keds and there's just not enough support or room in them for orthotics, and I've never found flats that have enough support either. My style (such as it is) is pretty simple, like skinny jeans, tight t-shirts, sweaters, in mostly neutral colors (lots of black), or short skirts with tights.