By Barking Dog Shoes contributor, Sarah H.
I stood up in front of 60 women last night in my new pair of Born Gwynne boots, leading the women of our church in this amazing study on prayer. But regardless of why or who I am in standing in front of, the key words are “standing in front”, and you bet I was going to care about what was on my feet – both for comfort and style. I first of all must admit this is only my 3rd pair of shoes coming from an online shoe store, and I also must admit I am now officially an online shoe purchaser convert. The selection is amazing, the reviews are fantastic – especially in helping with the sizing, and might I say I never have to leave my chair and venture into a shoe store with 4 children in tow!!! You see, miracles abound…
Ok, why Born and why this boot? I found this on SuperShoes.com, and the selection of Born boots on this site is just fantastic. I suffer from arthritis pretty intensely, and I cannot have a shoe a millimeter off or I am in big trouble. Low to no heel is very important, it takes the stress off the knees and the ball of the foot. I also need a soft leather, with plenty of toe space up front – I have a no cramped toes policy. When I felt my desire for a boot intensify, I was already looking into Born boots as one of my first choices. SuperShoes.com had a fantastic selection fyi, I was impressed.
This boot is just awesome ladies, I am more than excited about it. I was on my feet for over 3 hours, no pain the next day. The support is great and my jeans fit nicely inside the leather upper. I got lots of compliments on my outfit, as well as felt I personally liked how I look in the shoe. Isn’t important we also feel confident in our “comfort” shoe? If you have a more athletic calf, I think you will do just fine with this boot. Give it time to break in, the leather is soft so it will give. But on that same note, the leather will scratch and look worn (in a normal way) more quickly if you don’t protect it. I am a 9.5 and ordered a size 10, perfect fit.
Blessings to all of you who like me celebrate a great shoe!!!!
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