Tools of the trade-Cleaning your house?Whats on your feet?

I am turning 26 this February. 

Feeling way older than that, I should be like a spring chicken but I am more of an old duck. Oh dear, is that even a saying.......lol?

Anyways I am writing about footwear.  I was wearing  cute little flats for almost 5 years straight, they went so well with everything, and I could walk in them forever.  A few years later now, and I won't even go out for walks after work because my feet are so sore. I started wearing running shoes after work, but that just wasn't cutting it; I still needed to have a bath and put my feet up after work. I realized in the last couple years that I am going to be walking on these things for the rest of my life: there are no replacement pairs, and I can't keep treating them like they are disposable. Really, your feet are something you will need until the day you die, Hopefully for the most of us that will be a while!

I went on the search for the best pair of shoes I could find that wouldn't break the bank. I knew I would have to replace them once a year or so. First I tried out nursing shoes, I liked them for the most part. They have a very very thick heel, this is important as you don't want your feet taking the impact of the hard floor all day. They also had good arch support, I think this is great, as you need that structure for the long work day ahead - you don't want to lose that arch -  my biggest problem with the nursing shoe was they had no flex. As a cleaner, I am squatting down for a lot of the day and I have to  lean forward onto the the balls of my feet; so because these shoes have so much structure, they would not bend with me. I ended up with the top of my foot being sore. The shoes were pushing down on the tops of my toes and I was not liking it!

I also have tried the Skechers memory foam; I was hoping these would be perfect. They were light weight, and they did work for awhile; but they made my feet stink so bad! Socks never helped and I couldn't fix the problem. I even tried leaving coffee grounds in the shoes over night to kill the smell, but they were still stinky in the morning.

Finally, I was randomly shopping in Penticton (I believe the store was called City Shoes) and I  found a pair of shoes named Bernie Mev. They are made out of a handwoven elasticized material, they come in great colors, they are also washable, and have a very thick memory-foam cushioned sole. I do own two pairs of Bernie Mev shoes and first pair wore out in the sole; but I simple got replacement insoles and they were fine. These are by far the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn! XOXO to Bernie Mev!

 These are my work shoes, the shoes on the left are older and you may be able to see how worn out they are in the heel. I have taken the insole out so you could see. For wearing them every day for a year they are in great condition!

These are my work shoes, the shoes on the left are older and you may be able to see how worn out they are in the heel. I have taken the insole out so you could see. For wearing them every day for a year they are in great condition!

So take care of your feet. Of course try out a few shoes and find which shoes work for you. But I would try out Bernie Mev's. (and do not try the lame Skechers version of them; they are in no way as good!)


Thanks for reading! TTYL!