I love my heel collection. Hobbling around the courtyard of my apartment complex. Around the office, tripping over the stairs to the elevator, clacking up and down the sets of stairs. They're green, pink, black, gold. They're strappy, chunky, spiked.
And some of them, they hurt. A lot. The two above are probably my most painful (but pretty!) heels.
The average woman feels pain from her heels in 66 minutes. In these, I feel it pretty much after the first step onto concrete. Or wood. Or carpet. Or anything really.
These feet weren't built to be stacked up high, towering above their flat-shoed friends. These feet want moccasins, nice cozy, comfy moccasins. But they LOVE their heels. And I love the way my calves look, the way I feel more powerful, the way I feel fashionable. I don't want to give them up for something flatter and less stylish. I want to keep my 3+ inches.
But again, ow. I wear boots to work. Or flats. My heels live in my purse or underneath my desk. And they just get put on for the bearable parts of the day that don't involve walking more than a block. To the water cooler and back for the work day, I am not in pain. Walking home 1.5 miles, however, I am.
Rockport recently asked me to try wearing my heels to determine how quickly they hurt my feet and I took the challenge to heart this afternoon, for about 10 minutes, until popping off my heels and taking a seat on the couch. Stay tuned for the second part to this painful saga... and let me know - how quick do your heels start hurting your feet?