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Tuesday, 4 January 2011

My SOLE Mate

Ah… stilettos.  As a fashion-conscious woman, I just can’t get enough.  I slip my feet into these lovely man-made treasures and my limbs are instantaneously elongated.  As my body lengthens and my frumpiness dispels, my feared fate of living my life as a Danny Devito stand-in is nothing more than a fleeting thought of someone I once knew.  I am poised, confident—PROPORTIONED.  How could I possibly want to wear something else when I look and feel so good?  Then, like a lot of things in life, the wonderment fades and reality sets in: Here comes the pain. 
As the hours pass, my calves begin to feel like they’re being mercilessly crushed by some unseen force.   Then,  I begin to limp as the feeling of needles being driven into the balls of my feet become almost too much to bear.  Suddenly, long legs and a perkier behind don’t seem to matter so much anymore.  All I care about is a fluffy pair of slippers (a ‘la Snooki) and a place to prop my feet.  For years, this has always been the ending to my night and I KNOW I am not alone.  Even though my endurance has built up considerably over time, I am never completely pain-free.  I refuse; absolutely REFUSE to walk the streets barefooted.  Until recently, I thought my march of misery would always be a tolerated part of my image regime, much like waxing: Something I don’t look forward to, but continue to endure.  Luckily, my painful promenade has come to a halt and couldn’t be more thrilled.
Allow me to introduce Cityslips.  “What are Cityslips,” you ask?  They are a pair of travel flats that roll up small enough to fit inside your purse.   Just when you thought they couldn’t get any better, the case unfolds into a tote bag large enough to carry your heels!  They come in black, gold, and silver.  Or,  if you need a bit more “kick,” get them in snakeskin!  I didn’t think it was possible, but Cityslips one-upped themselves and came out with an adorable line called Aftersoles, for the individuals that want to spice things up with some flash.  Cityslips and Aftersoles are fab and I am a fan!  At under $30.00, there is no need to be a martyr.  Go out and buy a pair—your feet deserve it.


  1. I definitely need to pick up a pair of these. They've been on my wish list for awhile, but I just haven't taken the plunge yet!

  2. Do it! My March of Misery is no more--And I couldn't be more happier (or comfortable).

  3. they look so comfy!! thanks for the tip!!

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  4. I love that these are everywhere now. Because as much as we love the way heels look...they're definitely not the most comfortable.

  5. I have a few pairs of these myself - definitely perfect for slipping on after a long day of walking in heels!! :)


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