2007: CROCS. Made from a strong foam, these bad boys were meant for those with foot problems. Wearers claim that they’re light as air, but the bulbous shape and almost Keebler Elf costumey appearance they give is just not worth it. You may as just as well wear slippers in public. Let’s hope no one chases you.
2008: Ugg boots. Okay, so I’ll admit to giving into this trend, but I blame Paris Hilton for making it seem cool. Though they’re comfortable and warm, Uggs aren’t water proof and tend to attract clumps of snow along the tread. Also, they tend to make anyone who wears them drag their feet. Uggs are basically slippers in boot form and after hearing guy’s opinions of them (“They make girls look sloppy, they’re cankle hiders, Winnie Pooh feet!”) I can safely agree.
2009: Sketcher’s Shape Ups. Sorry, but you kind of look like a Spice Girl wannabe when you wear these. And I don’t think that’s what the elderly with sore, achy feet had intended on when they purchased them, but you never know. If you wanna “shape up”, and think that these shoes will do the trick, here’s an idea: gym membership.
2010: Fivefingers. Fittness obsessors are in loooove with these. Fivefingers are supposed to be better for your foot muscles because it allows you to walk as if you were barefoot. But to me, they only look appropriate if you are an extra from James Cameron’s Avatar.
In conclusion, if you’ve got feet problems, get some Dr. Scholls foot pads to slip into your stylish flats, or normal tennis shoes – for the sake of fashion. And remember, you can always judge a person by their shoes.