My grandmother was right - again. When I would flounce around all day in high heels she would smile and warn me that one day my feet would rebel. Ouch - that day has arrived. I don't care how cute the shoe is, if the heel is sky-high, me and my aching feet keep on stepping to a more comfortable style. But my vanity hasn't disappeared - the ideal casual shoe combines comfort and style!
I've been wearing these purple Juil "Mesa" sandals ($145) for running errands and casual outings. I love the bright color and the shoes are very comfy with great arch support and cushioning. These would be great for travel.
I was recently introduced to Juil shoes and have been testing them out for about a week. The Juil motto is "awaken your soles" and they take this idea very seriously. Each pair is made with their exclusive Energy Flow Technology, containing copper conductors (or dots) going directly through the outsoles. What is the point of the copper conductors? They create a free-flowing connection between you and the earth to keep you grounded. Juil cites research that the surface of the earth is teeming with a continuous supply of electrons that can act as antioxidants and fight the build-up of free radicals in the body. Juil shoes allow those beneficial electrons to pass through. Getting to your favorite places is much easier when your feet don't hurt!
Juil has quite a following among yoga instructors because of their shared commitment to feeling grounded to the earth. I don't do yoga but I appreciate anything that helps me feel grounded as I go about my hectic days in New York City. Whether you are clocking miles sightseeing or just strolling around your neighborhood, Juil offers great options to keep you grounded and your feet pain free. Vegan and men's styles are also available.
To learn more about Juil footwear, visit their website.