I hate feet. I hate my feet and I hate other people’s feet. I have felt this way nearly all of my life. It wasn’t until the past few years that I realized pedicures aren’t terrifying. It could explain why I am so devoted to shoes. I won’t even attempt to count how many shoes I own… it would be astonishing even to me. Growing up, however, I tormented my feet with inappropriate shoes. It wasn’t until I moved to Colorado, quickly followed by my dear friend Tessa from back east, that I realized I needed shoe intervention.
Tessa was working part-time for Clarks in Colorado Springs. Every time I went to visit her I met her at the shop, and always managed to leave with something in hand. I would get home and think, “Self, why were you wearing such horrendously ill-supported and ill-fitting shoes before? Time to purge!” From then on, Clarks and a few other select brands are my go-to’s. I rarely consider other shoes because I know how incredible my feet feel in Clarks.
I know what you’re thinking… “Isn’t Clarks a ‘comfort shoe’ brand? Aren’t they… dare I say it, unattractive?” Well the answer is no. Granted I am selective in the styles I purchase (I always steer clear of the comfort walking sandals of our older generations), but there are so many cute options! My favorite oxfords (both heeled and men’s style) have come from Clarks. I adore their wedges all summer long. I am not sure if I could have survived this winter without their meticulously crafted boots and wedge booties. Even better, everything is so incredibly comfortable, with ample arch support and cushioning, and lasts.
The icing on top of this very large cake is their sock policy. Sounds strange, I know, but it’s what keeps me and the hubs coming back (oh yeah, I have converted him too, as well as some of my coworkers…). Buy a pair of socks from Clarks, and you can return them when they’re worn out and get a new pair, wait for it, for FREE, and even better, for LIFE!! Incredible, isn’t it?
So on that note, now that I have converted everyone to happy footwear heaven, you’ll definitely want to check out the Clarks Soho Chic Sweepstakes styled by Lucky Magazine! You could win a trip to NYC to shop and strut your stylish stuff. You can get a customized shopping trip tailored to your personal style courtesy of a Lucky style expert, along with airfare, hotel accommodations, and $2,000 to shop ‘til you drop! And Lucky magazine will also magically appear in your mailbox for a year, so style and read on! All I know is that if this shopping trip includes shoes, I so want to win. Cinderella, after all, is proof that a pair of shoes can change your life. Words to live by, ladies, words to live by.