Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Over The "Heel"

So this past weekend was The Most Holy Rosary Families' annual dinner-dance. (Photos to follow, hopefully...) The night, of course, consisted of food and dancing... I love to dance. More importantly, I love to dance in heels... And that night was no exception- I put on my 5 to 5.5 inches platform sandals, and I was ready to face the night. (The actual heel probably measured around 4 to 4.5 inches.)

The event started at 7 pm and ended at midnight. I walked, pranced, skipped, and danced in my heels. I rarely sat down. My shoes/feet didn't start bothering me until after 11 pm. I was actually pretty surprised that I lasted that long, considering all the dancing and walking I did.

I remember years ago when I almost always wore heels. A quick trip to the supermarket? No problem... I'd quickly get dressed, throw on a pair of heels, and off I went. Chill and walk around the city for hours? No biggie... Nothing that my heels and I can't handle. I used to joke around and say that I was training to be one of the Charlie's Angels. I would literally run, jump, and kick in my heels, and I would feel no pain. LOL. And I didn't own any heels shorter than 4 inches! My motto is (yes, still is...): The higher, the better.

So, what happened? Why couldn't I make it a measly 5 hours in heels now? Have I reached that point where my feet refuse to do/wear anything uncomfortable, regardless of how cute the shoes are? Are my feet and I maturing...Are my feet and I "over the hill?" Or are we simply just over the "heel?" (Hahaha!)

Ballet flats took over the world. It was in late 2008, or early 2009, when I finally gave in to wearing them. And who could resist them? They came in different styles and colors... It was comfort and style all rolled into one! Before the reign of the ballet shoes, the only times I wore anything "flat" was when I had to wear sneakers and my Timberland boots. But I wore those out of necessity (work, and when it's snowing/icy outside!) And now, my "go to" shoes are any one of my ballet flats, my biker boots, or my TOMS shoes.

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I am not ready, nor will I ever be ready, to give up my heels (anytime soon). I don't want to give up my flats or my boots either. It's just sometimes really inconvenient for me to be carrying "back up" shoes on the days that I do wear heels. I miss those days when there wasn't a pair of heels (high or low, leather, suede, expensive or inexpensive) that I couldn't handle. I probably just need re-train my feet... increase their stamina against high heels again. LOL.

Yes, that must it... and it must be done. With that said, I will officially start training my feet again. But before I do that, I must get the proper equipments... I must buy new shoes! LOL. After all, nobody does weight lifting without weights! :)



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