When it comes to shoes, comfort and style don’t always go hand in hand. We are likely to choose one over the other. For instance, we sacrifice comfort when putting on those sky high pumps or stilettos when we want to look dressed to the nines. And we opt for less style when we wear a pair of sneakers or flip-flops as these are more of an everyday choice for lounging or doing errands. Come to think of it, it is pretty rare to come across a brand that offers a perfect balance between comfort and style, which is a little alarming because all shoes should deliver these. I’m not sure which is worse, an ugly looking shoe or a pair of shoes that hurt your feet–I might just opt for the ugly, comfortable shoe since I am a mom and I can no longer make tiis ganda.
Luckily, we don’t have to make those hard decisions because there is actually a brand that marries comfort and style (and the price isn’t all that bad, too). I first came across Aerosoles when I was in high school. My family went on a summer vacation in the States, and I remember in the beginning of that trip my feet were killing me. I had brought these dressy shoes with me on that trip and realized I had never really walked on them before. We did A LOT of touristy things which required plenty of walking, and that really put that shoe to the test. It failed miserably, and after half a day I was ready to cry from all the blisters on my poor feet. Someone suggested I buy a new pair so I could stop complaining. I was all for it–I think all I wanted was to throw my painful shoes in the bin. I have to thank my lucky stars that we came across an Aerosoles store right when I needed comfortable shoes. It saved me on that month-long trip, as I wore it every single day. I didn’t even realize how much walking I did after that as I always came home tired but happy. And since then I always make sure to travel with a pair of Aerosoles flats or sandals with me.
So of course, when I got an invitation to attend Aerosoles’s VIP sale I was so there. I have since bought quite a few pairs of Aerosoles over the years and I wanted a new pair of sandals. I’ve been all about flats and sandals lately (I haven’t found the time to wear heels since getting pregnant and giving birth) so I was excited to shop.
And so I shopped! It made sense because (1) it was a VIP sale, and (2) they’re Aerosoles, so I know I will use them all the time. The hard part was choosing which ones to get. There were so many designs that caught my eye. In case you didn’t know, each pair is carefully crafted with the signature Aerosoles structure. The suede insoles are stitched to the shape of your footbed, allowing your feet to breathe and rest in between walks and making your feet flexible in every step. Aerosoles also are known for its diamond pattern soles which absorbs impact and make you feel like you’re walking on air.
So okay, most of my choices are flats, but Aerosoles totally has heels, too (they’re actually known for it). Their heels have a Heel Rest design that cradles the heel and distributes weight to the ball of your feet. This allows you to be comfortable in your heels and yes, you can even run in them!
We were treated to yummy sweets during the sale–I call these shopping fuel! Cookies, doughnuts, chocolates, yes, yes, yes. Thank you, Aerosoles for the fun shopping day! I loooooove my new snakeskin wedge sandals (check out my #shoefie below)!
In the Philippines, Aerosoles is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc., a member of SSI Group, Inc., and is located at Glorietta, Alabang Town Center, Ayala Fairview Terraces, SM Aura, Eastwood, Estancia, Gateway, Robinsons Galleria, Robinsons Place Manila, Shangri-la Plaza, SM Mall of Asia, among others. For more information, visit http://www.ssilife.com.ph.