a hard time choosing which pair of shoes to wear? Or do you have lots
of shoes but are not sure when and where to wear them? Women know the
struggle. People-or should we say, “Men”?-claim that women are choosy
and slow decision-makers when it comes to any kind of “buying”. While we
can all agree to that, it doesn’t just end there. “Choosing among the
chosen things” is another.
Other than having no other pair of
shoes at all, one thing that makes it hard for women to choose their
shoes is that they have a lot. Aside from throwing away all the other
options and leaving one pair, women, ask yourselves: “What kind of event
am I going to? Will this be appropriate for the activities? How do I
want to feel? How do I want my height to appear? Can I handle this?”
These are some questions you might need to answer to lessen the struggle
of selection. You’ll be the one to answer for yourself.
various styles and kinds of footwear for women, ranging in a variety of
innumerable designs and styles. To help lessen women’s selection
struggle, here are some tips on how to choose the best shoes for any
time and place.
1. Comfy and Sporty: Rubber Shoes
Rubber shoes are the best type of shoes to keep your feet safe, warm and clean anytime and anywhere.
Physical Education classes require students to wear rubber shoes because
the composition of these shoes is softer and more flexible, which will
prevent possible injuries from any physical activity, or unexpected
For manual car drivers (especially for women), I recommend using rubber
shoes while driving because it lessens, or prevents, pain and cramps in
the muscle feet. Flat and doll shoes usually have thinner soles compared
to rubber shoes which make it painful for the feet if overused.
More challenging physical activities and sports that demand a lot of
running, walking, jumping or climbing require the use of rubber shoes.
The dirt, damage and hurt which might be caused by travelling on rocky,
rough and muddy roads is also prevented using these.
Make sure that you pair up rubber shoes with clothes that
won’t make you look too rugged but not too sporty (if you don’t need a
2. Skate Shoes
somehow look like the usual rubber shoes, but their bodies and soles may
differ. They usually have plain bodies with minimal designs; running
shoes have more texture, designs and color and are foamy. Skate shoes
soles are usually flat; running shoes soles are more rubbery with hump
designs or spikes, making them ideal for some sports.
Wearing these is a safe decision for any event which is not formal and not just for skateboarding.
They can be paired with dresses, pants, shorts and skirts.
Some skate shoes have thick soles which make them helpful if you want to add height.
3. Elegant and Girly: Ballet Flats or Closed Doll Shoes
These can be matched with skirt, pants, shorts or dresses. Their comfort differs depending on the material used and composition.
ballet flats are made of soft material. It’s actually a safe partner
for any kind of attire but not much for boyish looks. However, if you’re
wearing these kind of flat shoes, and it rains hard you’ll have cold
and wet feet, which is very uncomfortable.
Some are made of harder
and tougher material, which may have metal designs on top. You can wear
this kind if you do not want to look too formal but at the same time
not too informal.
They look more elegant and they can be an alternative for high heels (if wearing high heels aren’t compulsory at all).
4. Peeking Toes: Open-toe Flat Sandals
flat sandals are recommended for casual occasions. Use them if the
ground on your way to and at your destination isn’t dangerous for your
Some of them have a lot of straps, and some have none at
all. If you’re going to amusement parks to ride extreme rides, do not
wear non-strap sandals or do not wear sandals at all. Why? They might
fall off if you’re riding a high ride or one that turns you upside down.
You might hurt your feet as well if your sandals are not closed.
5. Friendly Heels: Wedge Heels
wedge heels are closed toes and some are not. They can be used for
casual events and ordinary days. Next to stiletto heels, they shouldn’t
be used for formal wear.
Admittedly, wedge heels are more bearable
than stiletto heels as they give more support to the feet. If you’re
not used to wearing stiletto heels, you’ll know that wedge heels give a
wonderful kind of relief.
6. Survival Mode: Stiletto Heels
wedge heels, this kind is what you need if you are a short girl who
needs a bit more height. But you need to be ready because it’s
definitely challenging, most especially if you are not the kind of girl
who likes wearing heels.
Stiletto heels and other heels which
resemble them are different from wedge shoes and can also be used for
formal or semi-formal events.
Some have straps, and that’s great!
Some don’t, and that’s more difficult! If you really want to wear this
type of shoe be sure you can survive the experience.
These kind of shoes are worn during grad balls and proms because, aside
from perfectly fitting the long gowns to make the girls taller, they add
elegance and a “princess” kind of feeling.
High heels are also worn in events like these: legal cases, graduation
day, debuts, job interviews, business meetings and other
Be careful walking in these heels, especially if the
pathways are rough. Holes and cracks on the floor are the usual reasons
why heels get stuck or the ones wearing them trip.
So What Do You Choose?
sure you love your clothes-shoes combination so you’ll surely be
confident as you walk [or run]. If you’re not happy with what you’re
wearing, it’s a waste of money; choose what you really like.
mindful of the size and fit. If you need an allowance size, that is, a
slightly larges show size, don’t get too much of an allowance. Wearing
shoe corks doesn’t work if the allowance is too big. On the other hand,
don’t choose tight shoes. They will hurt your feet and make walking
difficult. Pick the perfect size.
Choosing shoes is one of the
easiest, yet also, the hardest part of a woman’s daily and occasional
routines. The most important thing is to choose your shoes for comfort.
Beautiful and expensive footwear is nothing if you have a bad day
because of it. If you’re comfortable with what you’re wearing, you will
undoubtedly be confident with yourself.
Choose your shoes wisely
and practically so that you’ll have a wise saving, a good day, happy
feet and an unworried you! As the Chinese proverb goes, “A journey of a
thousand miles begins with a single step,” may your decisions in
choosing your shoes lead your feet to magnificent places and take you to
marvelous adventures in the small and big events of your life.