A couple of weeks ago, we discussed whether or not women’s clothing was more comfortable than men’s. Now that we’ve all had time to think about it and respond, let’s look at it another way. Are women’s shoes more comfortable than men’s?
I suppose it’s a bit of a tricky question, since when you really think about it, any men’s shoe can be worn by a woman. However, the reverse is not true. In my day, I’ve seen women wearing sneakers, flip-flops, timberland boots and even loafers. However, for the purposes of this discussion let’s pretend that this is not the case .
While I obviously have much more experience wearing men’s shoes, I know the distinct difference between wearing a pair of sneakers versus wearing women’s flats. Generally, you don’t wear socks with women’s shoes, allowing your feet to become one with the shoes, in a bit of a zen moment.
The feeling of wearing heels is unique, though the height of the heel is proportional to the amount of time one can comfortably walk around. Thicker heels, such as wedges, alleviate some of this. Sneakers and boots have a small arch to naturally support our feet but sometimes can be too restricting.
So, what’s your verdict? In the everlasting battle of pumps versus gymshoes, heels versus penny loafers, ankle boots versus work boots, who comes out on top?