I received the following products for review purposes. All opinions expressed are my own.
It’s summertime, which means many of us live in our sandals. Living in Arizona I tend to live in my sandals most of the year, but never so much as in the summertime.
I’m also a busy mom and often spend a lot of time on my feet, taking care of my kids, cleaning, cooking, grocery shopping… Being on my feet so much can make them and the rest of my body achy, and most sandals don’t offer much support to help with that. So when I had a chance to review a couple of pairs of sandals from Orthaheel– whose Orthaheel technology helps to reduce pronation, improving foot function and helping relieve associated conditions such as heel and knee pain, back pain and aching legs- I was so excited; not to mention they were adorable! I anxiously awaited the arrival of the Fiji Toe Post Sandal in Jade (!!) and the Fleur Toe Post Sandal in Raspberry (also !!!). I seriously couldn’t wait to add them to my collection.
After wearing them nearly non-stop since getting them, I can honestly say they are my favorites; I LOVE them!
I happened to receive them the week of our Vacation Church School (VCS)- where I was in charge of crafts for every class- and so I figured it was a perfect time to try them out; After all, I was on my feet non-stop for over 4 hours, and likely longer afterward as well. I grabbed the Fiji sandals and off we went.
After VCS is over, all of the kids go home to eat lunch and then we meet up either to swim or go bowling or some sort of activity. The day I wore the Fiji sandals was the last day of VCS, which is the longest day for me AND then we go bowling afterward. My 2-year-old was also bowling, and since he can’t do it on his own I was helping him… which meant being on my feet nearly the entire 2 1/2 hours there too. Needless to say, I gave the sandals a run for their money when it came to keeping me from aching. By day’s end I was pleased that I felt pretty great! My feet and knees didn’t hurt at all, and my back was only a bit achy- significantly less than it normally would after a day like that.
I also love these sandals because they look great whether I’m wearing my jeans and a tee-shirt or my skirt and blouse. As a mom I often skimp on getting things for myself because, well, the kids need it more than I do and there’s only so much money to spend. Having these 2 pairs of sandals that I can wear dressy or casually saves me some money and keeps me looking great.
It’s awesome to have 2 pair of sandals that I know I’ll be comfortable wearing all day, no matter what my level of activity may be! They are definitely well made in many respects; I was a bit worried about how well the beads would hold up on the sandals, especially with my 2-year-old (who has a knack for destroying things), but even with him trying to pick the beads off, they held on strong.
I cannot wait to get more footwear from Orthaheel! They offer tons of styles and colors, so whether you’re looking for a cute pair of summer sandals or a pair of warm boots for the winter, Orthaheel has you covered. And you can rest assured you won’t just look great in your new kicks, you’ll feel great at the end of the day too!
I received the aforementioned products for review purposes. All opinions expressed are my own.