Why You Should Make Your Own Shoes
Shoes are powerful.
Shoes are what carry you through your day. They alter your posture, your walk, your stance, your silhouette. You must pay attention to what you put on your feet if you care about the impression you leave.
Stature is more than a stiletto
Of course, stature is more than what a pair of shoes, or stilettos, can give you. A self confident woman can take the world on barefoot if need be. It is that unmistakable self esteem, confidence and awareness that truly elevates. A great pair of stilettos simply nails it.
Running a 10K, running the world
Don’t let your shoes, or anything sabotage what you do. I start most mornings on the beach at 5:00 am running with my friend Andrea and then I begin my day. Believe me, it is not easy getting out of bed at 4:30 am and heading out in the dark cold morning to do this. This is why I wear those funny looking Vibram five finger shoes. They make me feel like I am running barefoot on the sand. They make my running experience great.
Running the world takes an equally focused mindset. It requires the same in thoughtful footwear. You must feel good, look invincible and be comfortable in your own skin. That is a lot for a pair of shoes to deliver. If you get a handful of these in your lifetime, you are lucky.
Touch the earth with care
The soles of your shoes are the only thing between you and this earth. They carry you forward as well as the secret of stature. I am so consumed by the nuanced changes in my posture and movement that I actually decide what I am going to wear each day beginning with my shoes. How I carry myself is infinitely more important than what I am wearing.
To do what I do requires a lot of thinking on my feet. To be nimble and successful, this nonprofit ninja needs shoes and is looking around for another shoe making class. This time, I have my eyes on designing a pair of killer boots.
What do you put on your feet to make you feel Wow?
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