When your host requires you to take off your shoes and you are feet or sock shy, or when you are at a party and can’t keep stand your heels for another hour or two, a pair of flats come in handy. This post assess a pair of stylish flat shoes that can be folded so small that they even fit in a clutch. Here is what I found.
- When you are not used to heels, they become a burden
- Flatout can save the fun at an event
- Flatouts come in various colors
- Who would benefit from a pair of flatouts
Disclosure: Ad. The flatout are a sample from FlatOut in the color of my choice. The post is not endorsed by them. I have written the post myself and it represents my own 100% honest opinion.
When you are not used to heels, they become a burden
My best female friend was invited to a wedding this Labor Day weekend. When she talked about the wedding invitation about a month ago you could see she was looking forward to see the family, but she wasn’t looking forward to wearing a fancy dress and heels so skyhigh she would need her son and husband as walking aids. Who can’t agree with the statement of the former US President When my feet hurt I can't think. - Abraham Lincoln #quote Click To Tweet
Flatout can save the fun at an event
I had suggested her to get a pair of flatout to feel comfortable and safe. Flatout are like ballet dance shoes. You can roll them up and put them in your evening bag or clutch in the small bag that comes with them (see first photo of this post). They don’t take much more space than a pair of sunglasses.Be nice to your feet, get them a pair of flatout. #teamflatout #styletip Click To Tweet
Flatouts come in various colors
If you get them in metallic, nobody will even realize that the golden or silver blink they just saw, are your flatout. When you are not used to walk/wear heels, they are to wear at afternoon weddings once you can sit down. You can even go for a perfect illusion when you get your flatout in the color of your evening sandals or pumps that you wear to make an entrance. 😉
Sure, after the event, you can use a foot circulator for relief from standing in heels at the reception.
Who would benefit from a pair of flatouts
In Alaska, a pair of flatouts is great when you visit friends. In winter, everybody always takes off the snow boots, bunny boots, ducks, or Xtra Tuffs when they enter the host’s house. There are several reasons. First, your feet would sweat in the boots. Once going outside, the sweat would be the recipe for cold feet once you are back out in the cold, even in your car. More on avoiding cold feet at frigid temperatures. Second, the snow caught by the soles of your boots would melt and ruin the carpet or wood floor. Third, hosts expect you to leave your boots in the entrance. Fourth wearing them gives you the feeling to be well dressed.
Due to permafrost, many Alaskan houses have no crawlspace or cellar. In permafrost areas, some houses are even built on stilts. Thus, being able to put on the flatout does not only protect your feet a bit from the cold floor, but also from collecting tons of dog hair with your socks. The latter is especially important to me, as I am allergic to dogs.
As you know, Alaskans don’t have a dog, they have DOGS!
When I still lived in Goldstream, one of our neighbors was Mary Shields, the first women to finish the Iditarod. She had over 85 sled dogs!
Another thing I like about flatouts
I also like the flatout for summer because they protect my high heels from getting damaged when I drive. I have them in my car and swap my pumps with them for driving to work. In the parking lot, I swap back into the pumps.
What ideas do you have for flatout? If you don’t have a pair already, or need a new pair browse their full collection. I am sure they have a pair that you’ll love! <3
Photos of me: G. Kramm
Photos of product: N. Mölders
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