Meet the new It slides that are a fashion surprise
Health and orthopedic shoes are an It shoe among young fashionistas since Leandra Medine wore a pair on her blog Man Repeller. Well young ladies still look great wearing a potato sack with three wholes as a shift dress! Of course, we 40 something and beyond also love the comfort, relief and stability of superior orthotics support that helps realign our feet back to their natural position. However, most of us have shy away from jumping the band wagon of this trend in fear of looking Old Lady or frumpy, or like a man repeller.
You can wear orthotics over 40 without looking Old
The good news is, we can wear them now without those anxiety as Vionic Shoes came up with a huge variety of great stylish options that look great on women of any age (see example above). These Ariana wedges (first photo in this post) are my favorite of their solutions to allowing us to wear the orthotics sandal trend and not look old. The Ariana has a timeless slide silhouette with a wedge and comes in black, red or taupe leather. The snake imprint on some of the leather and gold hardware add interest and style. The wedge reads lady like.
How to look great in orthotics in fashion over 40
Here are five tips how to pull this orthotics trend off and look fabulous, i.e. young and hip fashion-forward, and not Old Lady:
- Style the Ariana wedge slides the European vacationing-in-Italy style with capri and knit-sweater (photos above).
- Wear them with a white button-down tailored shirt and modern flare jeans. Read: No mommy jeans with washed-out free bee T-shirt!
- Try the Ariana with a pencil skirt and a tailored blouse, i.e. in a similar way like the sneakers with skirt trend.
- Wear the Ariana wedge slide with a maxi dress or maxi skirt with floral print top (see next photo).
- Wear these Ariana wedge slides with tailored, office appropriate dresses or fit-and-flare dresses (last photo in this post).
For science nerds, some technical details you may want to know about the Ariana wedge slides from Vionic Shoes. The buckle has three wholes to adjust the slide to comfort. The natural cork foot-bed is covered with suede that keeps your feet dry on hot summer days. The rubber sole gives good traction even on wet surfaces. Research suggests that the Orthaheel Technology used for Vionic Shoes reduces over-pronation. Note that over-pronation is known as a major cause for heel pain (plantar fasciitis), knee pain and lower back pain.
Great style for no extra costs
The Ariana wedge slides cost $129.95, i.e. they are in a similar ball park price-wise as other not so stylish orthotics slides or sandals. This means you don’t pay extra for the great look! Who doesn’t like that? These Vionic Shoes Ariana “orthotics” are definitively one of my it items this season. : ) So comfy and chic. <3
Will you jump the orthotics slides band wagon with VionicShoes.com?
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Photos: G. Kramm
Disclosure: The Ariana wedge slides are a sample from Vionic Shoes. This post is not endorsed by Vionic Shoes. I wrote this post entirely myself and it represents my own 100% honest opinion.
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