Now the cliche that if you are having a fat day (or in my case a fat life) then shoes are the easy buy, the one purchase that isn't going lead to tears and recriminations at the end of the shopping trip.
Lots of fat clothing stores sell wide fit shoes. But is it that easy to find shoes that suit and fit the fat girl? And more importantly can we walk in them?
I see lots of lovely curvy lasses wearing heels, especially in blogs. And my first thought is they look nice, promptly followed by can they walk more than 10 metres in them without pain? Maybe I'm weird but I prefer to wear shoes that aren't like water boarding for my tootsies.
My biggest issue is that I get burning on the balls of my feet if I wear heels. It must be the weight impacting on one small area causing friction burns, but even inserts don't seem to help. Plus I always have a fear I look like a hippo in stilettos. Big legs, tiny feet.
As for wide shoes, does being fat mean having wide feet? The only time I struggle is to get sandals with straps across the front of the toes. The width from my little toe to my big toe just seems too wide, but all other wide shoes are like boats on me. Sigh :(
So I spend my time in trainers (see previous post re Asics), jandals, ballet flats and nice flat sandals for work. Although my new (well new to me as I got them from Oxfam brand new) wedge sandals could be a new turn for me. Photos one day soon!
Anyone else have any shoe misery stories to share or am I the only flat shoe wearing fatty out there!!!?!