Me standing in front of the entire World Wide Web:
My Name is Suzanne and I’m addicted to Vionic Flip Flops.
That entire top row is the same shoe, just a different color. I also have a pair in my car. A few pairs at our rental condo and about 7 pairs in GA. I believe I am solely responsible for Vionic being in business.
I know there are people on the planet who loathe flip flops. That might be you. But if it is you, then you don’t live in Florida and you don’t suffer with arch issues or plantar fasciitis.
I lived with terrible hip, knee and ankle pain thinking I was going to die, until a Dr. (the fourth one) in 1995 stated that I had ‘fallen arches’.
My Arches after Suz gaining of 50lbs with pregnancy:
HELP, I’VE FALLEN AND I CAN’T GET UP
That particular Dr. prescribed a pair of custom made orthotics and they SAVED MY LIFE. I still have them today (26 yrs) and wear them in my athletic shoes.
It wasn’t until many, many years later that Vionic (and a few other brands) started making shoes with arch support and I could again wear cute shoes without pain.
So what did I do? I supported the entire &^%$#@+ industry, that’s what I did.
I LOVE my Vionic Tide flip flops. I put them on as soon as I
fall roll out of bed; you’ll never catch me barefoot. Walking barefoot is painful.
People say: They’re so expensive!
I know. I agree.
But you know what else is expensive? Having my feet transplanted. That is super expensive and I believe unheard of.
It was all fun and games until Vionic came out with this new super cute sandal that I just needed to add to my collection. I was SO excited to have something comfortable and different in my arsenal.
The only issue?
My tan lines don’t match up.
Do I need to start wearing sunscreen on my feet? Or start a self tanning foot regiment?
I would give my left middle finger (the effed up one) to be able to wear flat shoes or *hold me from fainting* stylish high heels without wanting to jump off a bridge, but that part of my life was over in my late 20’s.
*Vionic has come out with a few pair of cute heels that are doable for a short time. I wore a pair to Lolo’s wedding, but when the dancing commenced, you bet your sweet azz I was wearing my flip flops!*
Do you have issues with your feet? Or should I hate you for the fact that you can wear anything OR go barefoot?