Last Updated on August 2, 2017 by Ellen Christian
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When I was younger, I was a huge fan of super high heels. I had no problems at all standing on a 3″ heel all day. My daughter is the same way now at 18. Unfortunately, at 45, I have seen the error of my ways because I’ve developed problems with my feet and my back that make heels impossible at this point for more than an hour or so.
New Mary Jane Sandals from Soft Star Shoes
I knew nothing about foot health when I was younger. All I cared about was the latest fashion statement. Had I realized that in countries where footwear is not used, studies show an almost total absence of adult foot problems, I may have made different choices. Of course, you can’t walk around barefoot all the time. First, it’s cold out there sometimes and stores and restaurants frown on you wandering inside in your bare feet.
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Soft Star shoes offer a barefoot-like comfortable feel shoe for both adults and children. While I’ve seen Soft Star shoes for children mentioned before, I had no idea that they made shoes for adults as well. Their shoes are designed specifically for natural movement- with flexible, wide, soft soles and breathable, natural materials.
I recently received a pair of Mary Jane sandals that are intended for adults. These sandals are made from premium, formaldehyde-free leathers. They have a flexible, minimal Vibram rubber sole that will mold to your foot and a velcro closure to make it easy to take them on or off. You can customize them with your choice of colors and cut outs to give them your own special style.
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Now I completely admit that if you are expecting a shoe style that is similar to what you find in the department stores, you’ll be surprised. You’re not going to find a high gloss patent leather with a 3″ heel. When I first took mine out of the box, I wasn’t quite sure what to think. I decided to give them a try and wear them for a while and WOW. These are so super comfortable. They really do feel just like you’re walking around barefoot but with the added benefit of being warmer and protecting your feet from sticks, stones or whatever you may kick while not paying attention inside.
If you’re looking for a super comfortable pair of natural shoes, they don’t get any better than this. Even better, they are handmade in the USA!
Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.