during the working hours, i got my first taste of standing all day in not-quite-comfortable-shoes, each day wishing and praying that i had brought just ONE more pair that was work-appropriate to change into - clearly neither my well-worn running shoes or my trusty flip-flops would do. by day two, i had two band-aids on each foot, and even made a pit-stop at the local drugstore to stock up on gel insoles and padded knee-highs in hopes that they would help provide some relief to my aching feet.on day three, with some free time to spare before catching the flight home, my colleague and i decided to check out the local mall. the thought of walking around in my current shoes - for even five minutes - was excruciating, so our first stop was the shoe section at the first department store we encountered. let me just break to say that for weeks, i have been in search of a pair of shoes that is dressy enough to wear with tailored slacks yet comfortable enough to stand in for hours at a time - something that i knew my new job would require. i debated dansko's, clarkes, naturalizers, easy spirit, and aerosoles, but had not yet made my decision.
as i tried on shoe after shoe, i hoped that when i found the right pair, i would know. and let me tell you - i knew. i stepped into these shoes, and onto a layer of padding that felt like clouds under my feet, and the pressure was instantly relieved from each of my band-aided and blistered feet. this pair's heels were not too high and the classic cut was exactly what i was looking for.
let me introduce you to 'timeless' by nurture - the perfect shoe: