My endurance was recently tested (for the better) at the World Parkinson’s Congress. After a full day of traveling to the West coast, I was beyond exhausted. I’m not talking about just being tired and needing some extra shut eye. Think of how you feel when you’re physically exhausted and multiply it by 10 to get just a hint of a what a person with Parkinson’s often feels like. Our bodies experience regular physical pain and muscle fatigue. Then add slowness (think of trying to run in knee deep mud), rigidity, tremors just to name a few and then you’re at the pinnacle of exhaustion.
Why do I tell you all of this? To give you an idea of how important it is for me to be comfortable in both clothing and shoes. Especially when I’m going to be on my feet all day.
So, I was seriously thankful for the comfort that comes with the stylish Rockport booties I wore on my first day at the WPC. I was literally on my feet all day while establishing connections with the Parkinson’s community through speaking engagements, interviews and many wonderful one-on-one conversations. There were over 4,500 people in attendance, so there was a lot to see and do.
While comfort was critical, I could not afford to sacrifice style. After all, fashion is the means by which I share my journey with young onset Parkinson’s to raise awareness. When you publish content as “The Shoe Maven”, you always have to be on point with your “shoe game” :). These Rockport booties were the perfect choice, as confirmed by the many complements I received on them at the WPC.
After a long day at the WPC, we ventured out into Portland to do this photo shoot. I can honestly say my feet did not hurt one bit. Seriously. Rockport was on its A-game when it designed these pointed toe strap booties.
The heel is the perfect height. The foam cushioning inside makes your feet feel like your walking on pillows. Click here to see it in black suede. I would strongly recommend these booties if you’re looking to be comfortable without compromising style.
Special thanks to Rockport for sending me these wonderful booties to wear at the WPC.