Here’s the thing about pregnancy and childbirth: they wreck your body from top to bottom! Some things are permanent and some are temporary but I don’t think there’s a woman out there who can say she wasn’t changed by pregnancy in some way physically.
I won’t list all the ways my body changed but the thing that seemed to be the most long term in the pain department was foot pain! When you gain weight, all that added pressure goes onto the two little feet that have to carry you around all day. Every morning that I was pregnant, all three times, I remember getting up and limping for a good twenty minutes until my foot pain worked itself out. Sadly this did not disappear after childbirth.
In speaking with my Doctors I realized what an important part my footwear played in my foot pain. I was not wearing shoes that had good support and my feet were screaming in protest.
A few months ago I shared that I had found Vionic Shoes and started wearing their Vionic Walker as I participated in the Walkabout Challenge. At first I didn’t love them because of the extreme arch. What it took me just a few times of wearing them to realize was that arch was like a lifeline for my feet! As soon as my feet got used to proper footwear, they stopped hurting! I no longer limp every morning because I’m giving my feet the support they need.
What I didn’t realize at the time is that they also have other shoes with the same type of support including sandals and dressy shoes! Since I’m a stay at home mom I don’t need anything extremely dressy for work but I do like a cute pair of sandals that I can dress up or down and their Glenda Wedge seemed to be the perfect solution for me!
What I really like about their shoes in addition to the comfort/support is the high quality! You can feel and see it instantly and even the Walkers that I’ve been wearing daily for months show minimal wear.
I decided to get the Wedge in black since it goes with most of my clothing but it’s also available in White and Natural Snake.
At this stage in my life I care more about comfort and support but it’s nice that I can get style with it in these shoes! The Glenda Wedge is my new go-to sandal and my feet will be thanking me all summer long! What is your SoleStory? Check out some great ones here!
About the Glenda Wedge
The Glenda wedge has been thoughtfully designed with three points of adjustability, wider straps for moderate coverage and a substantial buckle for easy customization.
Manmade uppers with microfiber-covered footbed.
Lightweight, flexible EVA midsole absorbs shock, reducing stress on feet, ankles, and knees.
Faux wood grain wedge with rubber inserts on the outsole for improved traction.
The Vionic wedge collection includes an enhanced forefoot contour in each footbed for greater comfort and hours of wearability, as compared to a regular wedge.
Recommended by Dr. Andrew Weil.
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