I want more vegan, supportive shoes that don't look it.
July 7, 2013 8:46 AM Subscribe
I think I may be the most difficult shoe-buyer ever. I want them to be 1) vegetarian (no leather) and 2) actually supportive and good for my knees and feet or able to hold supportive orthotics such that they become that way. This generally gets me a small selection of flat boots, oxfords, and sneakers, with the odd casual/sporty mary-jane thrown in.
I'd like to have more than just boots to go with dresses/skirts (particularly for the summer or for really dressy dresses), but I thought it was an impossibility and had moved on with my life. But lo, I just
discovered the brand Orthaheel
, and they have cute flat vegetarian orthotic sandals! Why oh why did the world hide this brand from me until now?! Do you know of other brands or specific shoes that will expand my shoe cuteness?
posted by vegartanipla to clothing, beauty, & fashion (10 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
And, are there any very short heels that don't feel like they're heels at all and aren't bad for you? Because that would be amazing
Difficulty enhanced: my feet are just weirdly shaped or something, and standard flats like this
just do not stay on. Whenever shoe store fitters hear that standard flats won't work, they look on in amazement after they tell me it's a sizing issue and they can solve it because... it's not, and they can't. My heels just do not stay in without a strap that keeps the flats on or a bended footbed that keeps it on via tension. So generally I need a flat like this
So. In summary I want my new shoes to be: 1) vegetarian 2) supportive or capable of adding orthotics and generally healthy to wear 3) if a flat, needs a strap or bendy footbed 4) DRESSY and 5) with bonus treasure quest for a heel that would not hurt my knees or feet.