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10th Commandment: February 8

A few years ago, I traded in my beloved high heels for flats while I recuperated from a injury.  Despite my previous love for any shoe that made me taller than my male co-workers, the flat changed my life.  

Suddenly, I could walk fast enough to keep up with my Boss.  I didn’t need to spend time each night soaking my feet in Epsom salts.  I no longer clacked as I walked down the marble halls. (I could sneak up on people again!)  

And so, even after I had healed, I kept wearing flats two to three times per week.  

In regard to flats, I espouse only one rule: Boring flats aren’t chic.  To this end, I own a red pair, a gold pair, two patterned pairs and now a tortoise shell pair.  Seriously, how cute are these?

Factory Tortoise Flats (J.Crew, $80)


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  1. Ms. B says:

    Beyond cute!

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  2. Half-Pint says:

    I had a similar experience…an ACL tear and reconstructive surgery. I too was so upset about not being able to wear heels! But then it wasn't so bad ­čÖé

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  3. Kat says:

    I had those in my cart to order last weekend…but couldn't decide if they would be comfortable or not. How do they fit/feel?

    February 8, 2011/Reply
  4. MG says:

    I tried to order these, but it wouldn't let me. Are they only available on the weekend?
    Anyways, more examples of fashionable flats would be very welcome as I am extremely fashion challenged and have to wear flats to stay alive at my job. Please keep the examples coming. Love this one!

    February 8, 2011/Reply
  5. mc says:

    I have never had a pair of comfortable flats. I've bought adorable ones, but can't wear them because of high arches and nail issues from ballet in the past. I end up going for a heel or short wedge to avoid blisters. I seriously need wearable ones – even more with spring coming soon! Suggestions? Favorite brands?

    February 8, 2011/Reply