A Footwear Guide
for the Plus Size Woman
Shoes come in all shapes and
sizes and that is the same with people. We are all different and the
type of shoes that we wear should reflect this. If you happen to be
on the larger size, then you will want to look for shoes that are comfortable
and give you the best possible all round support.
These could be warming slippers to wear around the house when you want
to keep your feet cosy or trainers that absorb any weight bearing activities
you might be doing. High heels are probably not a good idea if you are
carrying that extra weight around as there will be too much pressure
going through the heel and it will not be good for your feet.
However, do not despair. You can still look and feel sexy by going for
a smaller lift like a court shoe with a kitten heel or heels with wedges,
which are very trendy at the moment. These come with shoes and boots
so are ideal for this time of year.
Ballet pumps are also a good idea as they look great with trousers or
skirts and you can just slip your feet into them without having to struggle
to bend down to do up any laces or buckles. Slip on shoes in general
are ideal as they require less fuss.
Shoes with flat soles and heels spread the pressure of your body over
a much larger area so this sort of footwear will be much more comfortable
as you will be able to wear them all day without your feet aching. Chiropodists
and other foot specialists do advise that you do not wear the same shoes
day in day out, so make sure you vary what you wear on your feet.
If you fancy a trek down a long country road where it has been raining
on and off, it is bound to be muddy. The best option for footwear is,
of course, wellington boots. But socks that you normally wear with shoes
are much thinner than ones you need with wellies.
So the solution is Hunter
welly socks as you can wear your thin socks inside and then easily
slip your feet into the welly socks. These usually have an extra bit
of material that turns over the top of the boot, therefore holding them
on more securely and stopping them from slipping down inside the boot.