I am very excited to review and show you the second pair of Propet shoes, which are a pretty silver flat with laser cutouts. These, as they suggested, do fit much better in the toe and are every bit as adorable and comfortable as the leopard print ones. I actually really love silver as a flat, too; I find that I rarely wear black shoes, but white tends to get very scuffed, and I’m not in favor of a nude shoe ever. So silver is a great substitute neutral.
I love that these have the cutouts in them; it’s perfect for what I’m guessing is going to be a very hot summer. Shoes that let the air in are a must for me right now! And I could wear these all day without discomfort. I have to say, I think these flats are much prettier in person than they are online. But I do tend to like seeing people actually wear garments I’d purchase online, rather than just viewing the sole picture of them. I can see myself styling these with so many things — in fact, today I slipped them on for my monthly checkup with my midwife, and even though I wouldn’t have originally grabbed a silver shoe with what I was wearing, they were perfect!
Overall, I am really glad that I had neglected to check pricing before I agreed to work with Propet; otherwise I would have missed out on a great opportunity to try shoes that are both comfortable and adorable, and I would have never been able to recommend a good, affordable (according to those I know who have gotten them before) brand of orthopedic shoes to people who do need them. It’s funny how sometimes what you thought was a mistake on your part turns out to be a good thing — in my case, stretching the general price range of items I would normally promote to include some higher-end products. I am sure there are very few people who actually think as critically as I do regarding price points, but there are also very few people whose closets are roughly 75% thrifted, so… you know. It’s hard for me to judge what actually is a reasonable price, and what is overboard because I’m used to spending about $10 or less per garment or pair of shoes.
I want to thank Propet for letting me try out their shoes and ramble on about the weird things that I notice! I especially want to thank their representative, who has been the sweetest person to talk to, and who lives in Washington as well! Which I am prejudiced for.
If you need orthopedic shoes, or you are interested in more supportive shoes in general, definitely check out Propet, and don’t be afraid to reach out to a representative for help! I am thinking I might need to buy myself these tennis shoes in fuchsia (if I can justify having two pairs of workout shoes, since I just bought some elsewhere) because.. who doesn’t want a pair of bright pink workout shoes? I mean… okay, I might be a little bit obsessed with pink at the moment. But still.
What plans do you all have for the weekend? My husband and I are going to the drive-in movies tonight to see Jurassic World and Pitch Perfect 2, which should be really fun (also, if you live somewhere that doesn’t have a drive-in movie park, come here and I’ll take you because it is the best way to watch movies ever.), and I am hoping to go garage sale-ing tomorrow, and then Sunday we start the process to make a short film for a couple we know who want to raise awareness for foster care.
And I’m excited to share the project I completed (and posted peeks at on Instagram) this morning; I’ve gotten more into sewing again, and made myself a circle skirt that I’m actually quite pleased with. I’ve discovered that I am not a pattern person — I really hate following patterns, because they never fit me correctly and there’s always something I dislike about them. But give me some fabric and free reign (with Google on hand should I come across an issue I can’t solve and my pattern-dependent mother can’t help with) and I’m in heaven! It turned out much better than I had expected, although there were still a few mistakes that I’ll know not to make next time, and I am so in love. Circle skirts are the best.
I hope you all have a fantastic weekend! Happy Friday!