Although I have a love of high heels for the length they give my stumpy legs, it's just not worth it to wear them all the time and damage my feet even further. I had bunions through middle school and the beginning of high school and it wasn't because I wore heels, I just had always had them. The realization came that my feet weren't the same as everyone else's when I went and had a conversation with my mom and said my feet were normal, did I compare our feet and see that I in fact had abnormal feet. This lead to hiding me feet all summer long in sneakers and never having the chance to wear flip flops until junior year I got surgery to correct my feet. I was fortunate because recovery from the surgery was quick and easy. It was liberating to be able to wear flip flops during warm weather.
Anyway, listening to that headline made me a bit more conscious of my footwear choices, and I'm attempting to incorporate lower heels into my wardrobe. Here's one of the newer pair of shoes that I think are unbelievably awesome. I've seen these Pamela Love x Nine West boots circulating the blogosphere in black, but I don't see many in red, so I'm kind of happy black sold out so I could get red (although I'd probably have purchased and kept both given the chance). Full outfit pictures to follow.
(boots: Pamela Love x Nine West)