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Sandals & Pain... Anyone else? Mama♥Breezy 2 kids; Los Angeles, California 34986 posts
28th Feb '13

I live in Southern California, where many women wear sandals/flip flops year long. I usually only wear them in the warm(er) months, but my feet are killing me after only a couple of hours. The pads of my feet always end up hurting/stinging after I take my sandals off. It sucks! Does anyone else experience this?



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Now that spring & summer are around the corner, I want to wear cute sandals, too, dammit! :x I was thinking maybe it's cause I wear cheaper sandals....usually payless or old navy. But, I have plenty of friends who wear cheaper ones and it doesn't bother them. Today I even gave my mom's Guess sandals a try, and was dying when I got home. I threw those suckers off & stuck my feet in warm water. I can't bring myself to drop $50 on a pair of ALDO sandals....no matter how cute they are! :lol: I usually have the same problem with heels, which is why I never wear those either.... This blows. I'm destined to be a sneaker, and flats girl forever! ):

Regina George ♡ 1 child; New York, New York 20644 posts
28th Feb '13

Cheap flat sandals with no arch what so ever, suck. They're flat, it's like walking on the hard ground all day.
All my sandals are from Aldo, VS, even A&F.



I can't bring myself to buy cheap shoes, ever. Lol, comfortable shoes are important :lol:



EDIT: Do you have flat feet? My friend does and she cant really wear sandals either

.:Mini.Me:. 1 child; Arizona 406 posts
28th Feb '13

They're bad for your feet.. I forget why but you could probably google it and find out

vagina. 3 kids; Titz, No, Germany 30918 posts
28th Feb '13

Only if I wear those cheap ones from old navy.



Ross has cheap sandals too..I prefer ones with a slight arch so my.feet aren't completely flat.

Mummy-2-2-Monsters 2 kids; Seven Hills, Australia 8778 posts
28th Feb '13

I wear ortho thongs all year round. They cost me $90 each :shock:



It sucks having to spend so much on thongs (flip flops).



I have plantar faciitis and flat feet. Crippling pain with each step and when I'd take my shoes off or simple just sit down and take my feet off the ground... Feels like my heel is expanding and loads of pain off the charts.



I've since had steroid injections in my heels. But the pain is returning. (Injection has only lasted for 3 months :( )

Mama♥Breezy 2 kids; Los Angeles, California 34986 posts
28th Feb '13
Quoting Regina George ♡:" Cheap flat sandals with no arch what so ever, suck. They're flat, it's like walking on the hard ground ... [snip!] ... are from Aldo, VS, even A&F. I can't bring myself to buy cheap shoes, ever. Lol, comfortable shoes are important :lol:"


I don't mind dropping $60 on a pair of sneakers...but sandals? I only wear them, 3 months of the year, tops. So I cannot bring myself to spend so much on a pair.... :lol: I went into Aldo today, and all the ones I loved were $50+! :shock:

Mama♥Breezy 2 kids; Los Angeles, California 34986 posts
28th Feb '13
Quoting .:Mini.Me:.:" They're bad for your feet.. I forget why but you could probably google it and find out"


I'm trying to and everything I can find talks about them causing back pain...but my only issue is that little fatty part behind the toes. It KILLS me. Maybe I'm just not searching correctly....lol

Mama♥Breezy 2 kids; Los Angeles, California 34986 posts
28th Feb '13
Quoting Regina George ♡:" Cheap flat sandals with no arch what so ever, suck. They're flat, it's like walking on the hard ground ... [snip!] ... comfortable shoes are important :lol: EDIT: Do you have flat feet? My friend does and she cant really wear sandals either "


No, I don't. That's why I'm like WTF! I want to wear cute shoes. lol

Mama♥Breezy 2 kids; Los Angeles, California 34986 posts
28th Feb '13
Quoting Mummy-2-2-Monsters:" I wear ortho thongs all year round. They cost me $90 each :shock: It sucks having to spend so much on ... [snip!] ... charts. I've since had steroid injections in my heels. But the pain is returning. (Injection has only lasted for 3 months :( )"


:shock: Wow, that sounds horrible! ):

Mummy-2-2-Monsters 2 kids; Seven Hills, Australia 8778 posts
28th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama♥Breezy:</b>" :shock: Wow, that sounds horrible! ): "</blockquote>




Ugh it really is. I can't walk barefoot either :( and I love doing that.

Mama♥Breezy 2 kids; Los Angeles, California 34986 posts
28th Feb '13

I just googled, I actually have a high arch... So because of that, I place most of the weight on the balls of my feet, and it causes the pain. Well this sucks... :? No wonder I can't stand wearing heels for more than 30 minutes, I'm putting double the pressure on it.

Mama♥Breezy 2 kids; Los Angeles, California 34986 posts
28th Feb '13
Quoting Mummy-2-2-Monsters:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mama♥Breezy:</b>" :shock: Wow, that sounds horrible! ): "</blockquote> Ugh it really is. I can't walk barefoot either :( and I love doing that."


I love walking barefoot, too! When I'm home, I don't wear shoes. When I go out, I stick to flats or sneakers. Sandals and heels KILL my feet.

Mummy-2-2-Monsters 2 kids; Seven Hills, Australia 8778 posts
28th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama♥Breezy:</b>" I just googled, I actually have a high arch... So because of that, I place most of the weight on the ... [snip!] ... Well this sucks... :? No wonder I can't stand wearing heels for more than 30 minutes, I'm putting double the pressure on it. "</blockquote>




You need to go to a shoe fitting place and explain your pain and your high arch. They will fit your foot with the proper shoe you need to wear.

.:Mini.Me:. 1 child; Arizona 406 posts
28th Feb '13
Quoting Mama♥Breezy:" I'm trying to and everything I can find talks about them causing back pain...but my only issue is that little fatty part behind the toes. It KILLS me. Maybe I'm just not searching correctly....lol"


Hmm.. this is really bothering me now -__- lol my mom told me why they were bad but I can't remember at aallll.. It might have to do with the muscles in your foot or something

Mama♥Breezy 2 kids; Los Angeles, California 34986 posts
28th Feb '13
Quoting Mummy-2-2-Monsters:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mama♥Breezy:</b>" I just googled, I actually have a high ... [snip!] ... a shoe fitting place and explain your pain and your high arch. They will fit your foot with the proper shoe you need to wear."


I couldn't afford special shoes. I'll just stick to sneakers and flats. I also found they sell gel pads specifically for that small area, so I'm going to give those a try, too.