Our culture, and fashion specifically, pushes the idea that pain is beauty and being uncomfortable is part of looking our best. Think about it for longer than a few seconds and we’d bet you can recall a pair of shoes or an outfit that looks great but is a bit painful to wear. We’ve all done it at one point or another, so don’t feel too bad. When it comes to events like concerts or festivals, it can be tempting to forgo comfort for style. But the simple fact of the matter is that you can have it both ways!
Here is your pre-event checklist for the best shoes to wear for a comfortable but stylish night out on the town—think Merrell in Basalt, CO!
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to be propped up on heels or forced into a dress shoe to look great. Today, there are literally thousands of stylish, yet comfortable options available to us at the click of a mouse. Don’t shoehorn yourself into your old standbys—find a flatter soled shoe that keeps your weight evenly distributed across the foot. If it puts too much pressure on the heel or toe area, keep looking, because otherwise you’ll be uncomfortable in no time at all.
When choosing any shoe, be sure that your toes aren’t too near the tip of the shoe and that it doesn’t move around on your heel. Ignoring these problems is a great way to get a brutal blister.
Go for tread
Like balding tires, shoes without grip can lead to some slippery and potentially dangerous situations. As you are no doubt aware, outdoor events can mean water, mud and other unexpected obstacles, so it’s best to have a shoe that slip fly out from under you. If you are hiking or doing more strenuous physical activity, be sure your shoe is not rubbing your heel or the front area of your foot, because blisters have a bad habit of making the best days feel excruciatingly long. For comfort and stability, try shoes by Merrell in Basalt, CO.
We mentioned the importance of being able to navigate unexpected wet spots at an event, but waterproofing can be essential when it comes to staying comfortable all day long. A damp or soggy shoe can cause your feet to prune up and can make them more susceptible to blistering and hard wear.
If this short list has left you feeling even more overwhelmed, check out some of the shoes and boots offered by Merrell in Basalt, CO in stock at your local shoe store. Not only are these shoes comfortable for any outdoor adventure, but they are designed to be worn for long periods of time while adventuring in the city or out in the country. The modern materials make them both breathable and water-resistant in many cases.
Talk to a shoe expert at Midland Shoe about all your options, and make sure to be honest about your needs. Our associates can point you in the right—and comfortable—direction!