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Comment Contest Tuesday

Some of my favorite shoes include my awesome red pointy shoes that almost always get a compliment; my blue and purple heels; cute leopard print flats; comfy Dr. Martens, Skechers and old reliable and completely comfortable tennis shoes.

It has been awhile since we have had a Comment Contest Tuesday. So it’s time to get excited. Woot-woot!!!

The theme this week is feet. Yesterday I told you about how I love fun and sassy shoes. I even posted a photo of many of my shoes.

So tell me what are your favorite shoes, your least favorite shoes, the shoes you love wearing, hate wearing? Do you worry about what your shoes are doing to your feet? What are some of your reasons for purchasing your shoes? Any comments or explanations you want to add would be great.

You can comment as much as you want. Each comment in its own post will get your name thrown into the random drawing twice.

To participate in Comment Contest Tuesday you must submit your answers in the comments below. The comment has to be relevant to what I am asking.

You have until Friday, October 21 at noon (my time) to comment away.Β You have to comment in the comments on Go Fit Girl! I won’t accept e-mails, comments on Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Tell me all about your shoes … please.

12 Responses to “Comment Contest Tuesday”

  1. Nicole Meade Says:

    I used to be the woman in sensible shoes – and boy, did they look sensible! Being pregnant/nursing/carrying toddlers for so many years, I bought shoes that were good for my feet and I wore them proudly. Now that my littlest is 7 and walks around on his own sturdy feet, I have gotten more creative but no less foot-conscious. I have high arches and narrow feet, so I need to buy good shoes or I suffer pretty much immediately. After my last baby was born, I got terrible plantar fasciatis (sp?), and I never want to deal with that again if I can help it! I tend to buy all my clothes at thrift stores but think nothing of spending $100 or more on well-made shoes. My favorite brands are Born, Nurture, and Jambu. More and more I find that shoe companies that make shoes that are good for your feet are making more office-friendly and sexy styles – and they don’t hurt! I buy from Zappos, with their free shipping both ways policy – they have a huge selction and it’s always fun to get shoes in the mail!

  2. Jen Says:

    My favorite shoes right now are some old Croc sandals that I wear anywhere I can (lunch, movies, around the house). They’re super comfortable for short walks, but sadly in the Arizona heat, my feet start burning up if I walk too far in them.

    Like Nicole, most of my other pairs of shoes are pretty sensible. I also love the brand Born and have some sandals on right now from “Structured/ Clarks” that are super comfortable β€” almost like wearing slippers. I love the Aerosole brand and was happy a few years ago to see them come out with more fashion-forward lines.

    My gym shoes have been hard on my feet lately β€” turns out they were great in the store, but not perfect for 5 or 6xs a week. Unfortunately I just got them a couple months ago so at +$100, I’ll keep wearing them for at least a few more months before it makes sense to buy a new pair.

  3. Jessica Cecena Says:

    When I was a very young woman my feet could take a beating in anything I wore, especially 4-5 inch spiked heels (which were the rage in my time). But now, as my body aged including my feet, I look forward to wearing shoes that are more forgiving but that doesn’t mean I have given up on style. Yes, I stayed away for a long time from Naturalizers and Stride Rite shoes thinking they were meant for only for old ladies, but they are now so fashionable that I find myself looking for those specifc brands. I prefer the stacked heels than skinny heels which are easier to balance and walk around in, better to look like you can walk like a normal person than teeter totter. My favorite stacked heel in my close are my black suede Cole Haan’s, they’re at least 3 inches high but are so comfortable. My least favorite shoe in my closet are my black spiked sling backs, pretty but are torture devices.

    I stay away from platform shoes, which unfortunately have made it’s way back to current fashion. Wedge shoes are good too, as long as they’re not stiff and have a rubber sole (step on a pebble and fall over!). My feet need support in the arch, even in flat shoes.

    However, we all want to look good even at the cost of our feet and backs. Some of us will endure the pain for fashion but in the end, we look good.

  4. alicia Says:

    i LOVE wearing heels, but the past couple of years i’ve toned down on wearing them. they make my feet tired and they start to hurt. as a result i worry about the condition of my feet. i think currently they are fairly good looking so want to keep them that way. i rarely wear them nowadays, mostly for special occasions. my favorite pair of shoes for warm weather are my crocs! they don’t exactly make a fashion statement, but they are the most comfortable shoes i own. my favorite pair for fall/winter are my flat over-the-knee black boots that i bought in spain. they are comfortable and they look fantastic! luckily for me flat shoes are in style now. the heels are coming out this weekend for a wedding i will be attending on saturday.

  5. Nicole Meade Says:

    Oh! Jen’s post reminded me that my very favorite pair of shoes right now are some gorgeous and super-comfy cork wedges from Clark’s – here – but mine are the metallic color. they go with everything!

  6. Jessica Cecena Says:

    I forgot to mention two other stylish and comfortable shoes brands: Soffit and Aerosoles. Soffit shoes fit like a glove but are little pricey, but hey who wouldn’t shell out a little more money for comfort. Aerosoles I like because of their flexible rubber soles, price range is reasonable.

    Oh, and there’s Nickels and Bandolinos. Thought I mention those as well, comfortable and reasonable price range.

  7. Miss Tawny Says:

    I love shoes of all kinds and can justify a pair for just about any reason. I’m “petite” at just under 5’3″ so I tend towards high-heels and I’m partial to vintage-wear in general (40’s & 50’s) so I’m so happy that heels have gone retro in recent years and platforms are back. They’re the “flat-footed floosy” such as moi’s best friend! I’ve had bouts with Plantar Fasciatis (sp?) and have been relegated, alas, to “functional” shoes and its hard to get excited LOOKING at or putting an outfit together with shoes whose “sole purpose” (pun intended) is to cradle and comfort your achin feet!. I have many faves in my closet: Two-toned spectators I bought my 1st trip to Paris, Mauve suede Pura Lopez platforms with a side half-bow on the instep. leopard Steve Madden wedges with a gold buckle that add interest to any plain black or red dress or suit. Recently I’ve picked up some snake-skin gladiator style t-Strap open toed heels and I paired them with black harem pants (you heard me right), some great Cognac leather clogs (yes clogs…I’m a 70’s child…I revert to bohemian sometimes) with a wooden heel and cutouts, great with jeans or a long peasant skirt AND some open toed black booties from Banana Republic — on sale by a whopping 70% from original price (I love when that happens). In general I like pretty shoes that make you stop and ask “where’d you get those?” I often like to add some hot textured tights tool. My most favorite shoes are eggplant suede platform peep toes which, you will NEVER see me wear to work and I’m on the make for some new boots which are a staple in black and brown with a good heel or even flat. LOVE LOVE LOVE shoes!

  8. Jen Says:

    My favorite shoes for “everyday” are my Chaco sandals. When I’m feeling sassy or wearing a skirt to work though…. love my tall boots. They are my butt-kickin’ boots!!

  9. Teresa Tirado Says:

    I enjoy reading your blog but don’t usually comment but couldn’t pass up this one about shoes. πŸ™‚

    First of all, I agree with your friend Jessica. Her comments about our feet aging is the truth & I hate the way our body starts to betray us as we get older! I guess that’s why it’s important to try to be a fit girl like you. πŸ™‚

    My favorite pair of shoes are my black, slip on sandals from Merrell. I slip them on every time I am home. I don’t usually wear them out but I have been know too. πŸ™‚ I also have a pair of Taos, that I bought online at Nordstrom that I wore all summer long. Taos has definitely become one of my favorite shoe makers. Their shoes are comfortable and the leather is so soft. As for other comfortable shoes, I would have to say that Merrell rates high on my list alongside Keen’s, Ecco’s & Clarks.

    When I’m shopping for shoes I definitely shop for comfort. I think there was a time when I shopped with sexiness in mind but that ship has sailed! I still like stylish shoes but they have to be practical, comfortable, supportive & most importantly never hurt my feet!

    Keep up the good work, you are an inspiration to all that read your blog.

  10. Pam C Says:

    As a teacher who was on her feet most of the day, I highly recommend SAS shoes. I have really wide feet and these shoes helped me get through the day.

  11. Gail Baker Says:

    I live in my kicks. As far as I’m concerned, they’re appropriate for all occasion. But once in a while, I will relent and wear big-girl shoes — and regret every moment of it. The balls of my feet hurt almost immediately, knees and ankles are soon to follow. I do have a weakness for red shoes, so my closet is full of big-girl shoes of that color that have never been out of the box.

  12. Ann Says:

    Thanks for all the comments, ladies.
    Names will be thrown in a random drawing and I will annouce the winner soon.
    All of the comments were great and you really put a lot of thought into it. Or we just really like talking about our shoes? I mean, I was able to write a post about shoes/feet for five whole days.