“Beauty is pain.” That’s always been my motto. Growing up, the higher the heel the better. Being short, I tried to overcompensate and appear taller through my shoes. My heels were so high in my 20s, they caused a not so graceful stumble down the concrete stairs, which left me in a cast for 4 weeks! This incident would have most women running to the nearest shoe store to invest in flats, but it didn’t hinder my strong shoe game! I was a shoe addict!
Being a mom, however, I see the importance of value and comfort. This is slowly (I repeat, slowly) starting to take precedence. It’s just nearly impossible to find aesthetically pleasing shoes that still feel cozy. When a representative from Aetrex Worldwide contacted me for a collaboration, I was eager to learn more. I took a moment to research this company and gain more knowledge and perspective on their products. Aetrex Worldwide has been committed to foot health for 3 generations. Founded in 1946, this company is recognized globally as one of the leaders in comfort and wellness footwear products. They take pride in producing healthy, functional, and quality shoes without sacrificing fashion. Both men and women are awarded the opportunity of blister-free days, while still attaining style and looking fashionable.
Aetrex designs and manufacturers casual, dress, sandal, athletic, and therapeutic footwear for both men and women. They are proud to offer fashion forward styles with innovative feature designs and promote a healthy and active lifestyle. Aetrex is also renowned for its over- the-counter Lynco Orthotics and recommended by doctors all over the world.
I was most fascinated by their industry -altering digital foot scanner, the iStep! This foot scanning technology can accurately measure foot size, arch type, and pressure points in a matter of seconds! It can then immediately custom select the proper orthotics and ideal footwear for your feet. How cool is that?!
My younger self would have laughed at this company and it’s platform but the older and much wiser Nicole is listening. It’s important to protect our feet. They serve as the base for our body’s movement and posture, so I know my heels have certainly taken a toll on my spine, hips, knees, ankles, and feet. My posture and gait have certainly been altered as well. Thinking about the damage is frightening! Luckily, Aetrex has come to the rescue.
While I am not ready to part ways with my boots and wedges just yet (or ever), I opted for a sneaker instead. I don’t wear sneakers enough, so I thought this would be a wise investment. Why not at least have the proper shoe wear for every day activities and errands. Not to mention, I love the look of these sneakers too. Even my husband Jim was impressed. He said, “those are cool.” Normally a man of very few words and apathetic to fashion, I was in disbelief when he uttered this statement. They certainly must be special!
I would like to thank Aetrex for reminding me of the importance of healthy feet and introducing me to quality products. I plan on sharing these with my future clients, especially those who suffer but still want to look fashionable. I would be lying if I said I planned on giving up my heels anytime soon ( the struggle is real), but I promise to try!
For more information and to see their complete selection, go to: Aetrex