The Flat Shoe Diet
During this summer, namely the end of July, I fell. Long story short, my ankle went one way and my knee the other. My entire body weight went straight down on my knee. It hasn’t been right since. Up until mid-August, I was on crutches. Although I am now able to walk without them, walking for long periods of time has been difficult.
What does this have to do with anything?
Well….I have to wear flats. Only flats. Anyone who knows me, knows that I love my heels. I’m not talking about those wannabe heels, aka kitten heels, but heels over two inches. Prior to my accident – as we will call me falling unceremoniously in my mother’s front yard – I owned exactly two pairs of “flats” and a small assortment of flip flops. By the way, those “flats” were two pairs of sneakers.
Unfortunately for me, I have been told by my doctor that I have to lose a few pounds and I am not allowed to wear heels until said feat has been accomplished. Great. Annnnnnnd with Winter here, I needed to move into boot territory. Hence, the Flat Shoe Diet, as I have dubbed my consequent diet and exercise regimen.
Cue unnecessary wailing and crying.
Being the Brooklyn girl that I am, I decided that I would just have to suck it up and make it work. There is nothing sexy about me wearing flats. NOTHING. However, since I must join Team Flats, I’ve discovered some fairly decent pairs. Please disregard the un-enthusiasm in my voice….I have about 40 pairs of heels staring at me accusingly.
From left to right: Shellys London Proskar, NastyGal Digi (currently out of stock), Chloe Ankle Wrap Ballet, Cole Haan Gramercy (In Radiant Orchid!), Joie Day Dreaming, Karl Lagerfeld for Melissa Silver Metallic Glam, Dorothy Perkins Ravel
I have to say, although I believe in the phrase “Keep your head, standards and heels high”, these flats may actually work. And HELLLLOOOO! I’ve got studs and polka dots and even some absolutely adorable Radiant Orchid oxfords. Don’t take this to mean I won’t still be lusting after my heels. I just have a new appreciation for flats. And incentive. Lots and lots of incentive.