I recently posted about my recent visit to the ER, which resulted in the diagnosis of a heart virus. It certainly felt like I was going to die any moment. I was rushed into the ER wearing my favorite pair of shoes, a black pair of the Sketchers brand Go Walk.
As I was being surrounded by medical staff, every woman that came in and saw me, and my shoes, said “Wow, I really like those shoes!” You have to understand I was getting an EKG and IVs and told “EAT THIS ASPIRIN NOW!”, and also asked “so what kind of shoes are those?”.
I was perhaps dying, but before I passed out at least 5 different women needed to know “Where did you get those shoes?” and “Are they as comfortable as they look?”. I was also asked how they were to wear over an extended period of time.
I laugh now, but I managed to gasp out answers to their questions. My husband joked if I had died they might have had a fight over my shoes.
However, I love these shoes.
The women working in the ER are on their feet a lot. Also, heavy sneakers can be tiring. My “go walk” shoes are made of some lightweight material. You feet feel like they can walk much farther with these shoes on. Also, the shoes clean up well. A simple scrubbing and they are clean.
They aren’t meant for running, they aren’t meant for hiking or perhaps long term wear. But they are great for teachers, parents that run after little ones, travelling (on and off at the airport easily).
They are not perhaps pretty. But, most of us have learned the hard way that pretty flats with no arch support are not a good choice for real life wearing. Also, the shoes come in a remarkable variety of colors. One nurse told me she was going to order a pair online during her break when I informed her the shoes came in purple. I have black and grey, because I have a budget. My longing is for some of those crazier colors. (some are even multicolored!)
I’ve gone from sneakers to slip ons for most day to day activities thanks to these shoes. Also when you travel in Europe, while athletic shoes are wonderful (and Sketchers makes some nice lightweight sneakers), these slip ons get more respect. Just a tad more “dressy”, and I can get away with wearing them with a skirt when needed. Not formal, but they work great with a jeans skirt or capris.
No I don’t get paid by Sketchers, and yes I own pretty shoes with heels. But, these shoes make me happy. Plus, they are shoe stoppers at any ER.
- 5 Spring Shoe Trends for 2013 (stealthestyle.com)
- Would You Walk In These? (fashionistdiary.wordpress.com)
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- Sketchers puts TOMS shoes through the Xerox machine and comes up with BOBS shoes: And unorginal rip-off of a good idea (daveibsen.typepad.com)