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A few years ago I stepped in a pothole while crossing the street in 4 inch heels, and watched my ankle bend in a way that didn’t seem normal. Sure enough, I woke up the next morning and it HURT. I had a high ankle sprain, and no health insurance. So I wrote an angry letter to the city I live in, and started the process of icing, elevating, ibuprofen-ing and wrapping my ankle. I was determined to not only avoid high medical bills, but also go camping a few weeks after it happened. I made it, but ever since I’ve been a lot more cautious about my ankles.
I LOVE cute shoes and especially love wearing heels. Not only do I feel more professional in heels, I’ve spent the last year and a half or so dating a man who is 6’5″ tall. As a young lawyer, I do think that older attorneys, judges and potential clients judge my appearance. We are held to a higher standard to prove that we are capable and competent attorneys. It doesn’t make sense to me, but such is life. I was happy to comply with the heels requirement because I truly do love to wear them. Finally, about a year after spraining my ankle, I had to confess that my ankles were no longer strong enough to justify heels for the sake of fashion.
Not only have I had to be intentional about the work shoes I buy, I also bought a pair of stabilizing workout shoes.
Now that heels all day, ever day weren’t the smartest option, I started looking into the flat shoes available to young lawyers. It turns out, you can wear flats, feel stylish and still look put together. If you’re a young lawyer looking for cute, flat shoes, or a professional in another field, I highly recommend these shoes!
Flats are good with dresses, skinny legged trousers and skirts. You can wear them with wide legged trousers as well, but I’d suggest a brighter or more structured pair so that your feet don’t get lost in your pant leg and people don’t think you’ve worn slippers to work.
And hey, maybe I can’t justify a pair of Jimmy Choos ballet flats, but if you can, I’d love to live vicariously through you!