[identity profile] mhaille.livejournal.com posting in [community profile] agingpunks
Hands down, my legs are still my best feature. This is a large part of why my sock collection needs its own zip code.

I can't so much wear skirts- maybe knee length and flowy, of which I own one, maybe, somewhere? because of my job, so I switched to socks + capris. This looks a bit more "deranged hippie science teacher (hi mom!)" than punk, perhaps, but a girl's gotta do something with her socks, right? And there's theoretical acquisition of black cutoff BDUs as a badass capri stand-in.

The bigger problem is that my creaky old ass cannot sustain anything but sensible shoes.

Converse: only semi-sensible, if I buy them big enough to fit arch supports.
Combat boots: Sensible, but not in winter, because mine are jungle boots.
Docs: Sensible as long as I'm not walking any distance whatsoever (anything over 1/2 mile gives me blisters the size of silver dollars.)

I'm looking at these boots as a possible solution, but jeez. For $100 I have to be damn sure that they will fit AND look completely badass with at least 75% of my outfits. The other option is another pair of Docs, but one size larger so I can stuff in all sorts of gel pads.

Anybody got brilliant solutions?

Date: 2009-10-19 02:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] raychoo.livejournal.com
Possibly some creepers or platform oxfords? I can't vouch for any particular brands or anything, but this place:
has good prices on some stuff that's cute while still being vaguely professional and comfy-looking.

Date: 2009-10-20 05:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mr-bad-example.livejournal.com
Ooo, they also sell men's shoes and boots!

Date: 2009-10-19 09:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] rikibeth.livejournal.com
I don't have your problem with Converse or Docs -- 5/7 Converse hold my arch supports nicely, and so are sensible for any non-snow purposes, and UK 5 Docs also hold my arch supports (can squeeze into a 4 without) and I never blister from them. So that's what I wear, one or the other, 90% of the time.

Have you tried the TUK Mary-Jane-sneaker thingies? You know, the KITTYSHOES. They are flat and rubber-soled and cute, and mine do OK with standard Scholl's arch supports in them, not the spendy Walking Company ones I use otherwise.


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