Goodbye High Heels


Heels in Retirement

I was going to face this problem at some point in my journey. I just didn’t know when it was going to happen. I love my heels and I try to walk in them every chance an opportunity presents itself. I can’t take the pain anymore.

Rheumatoid Arthritis has taking over my feet and knees. I am now a flats,sandals and sneaker kinda girl. People tell me ” well, you can wear the one inch heels” I always laugh, no thank you I replied.If I can’t wear my three to five-inch heels then I just won’t wear none at all.

As women it is so hard to let are heels go as they are a part of our feminism. They spice up our look on a date night, at special occasions or just hitting the streets on day we are really feeling ourselves. So, I know it really hurts going shopping and you have to pass up those new heels that you have been wanting. But it’s okay, you can still dress fashionably without having to wear the best heels.

I am currently in search of dressy shoes that work for me. Nothing at all seems to help the bone on the side of my foot get relief. If I wear sandals, shoes, flats, put a cushion inside they still hurt. Most of the time when people see me I always have on nice thick socks(sometimes different colors), I carry them in my purse whenever I need to swap my shoes.

I wore these heels for the last time today at a wedding, I found myself searching for a place to sit. My knees felt as if they were rubbing bone against bone, a tear almost fell down. So, today I put them on my shoe shelf for retirement. They were good to me while it lasted.

RIP to my heels 😦

XOXO, Shawna


Author: AlwaysShawna

I am a Christian Young Lady, who happens to deal with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia. I want to make one thing clear I no longer take my meds but, my body is not healed from this illness but in remission with the Grace of God. My mind is healed and I don't have the same thinking toward my illness. I believe I, can be in remission for how long as I want if I take care of my body. I want to help spread Gods goodness and to also help ease chronic illness pain by fueling your body with healthy foods and good exercise. Everyone has their own pace with chronic illness, but I am here for you to support you with the help of God.

5 thoughts on “Goodbye High Heels”

      1. I have to admit is been 7 years for me wearing no wedges and platforms nothing with any weight to them and i am now in love with my flip flops and sneakers hahaha! my flops are so nice made with memory foam and the sneaks are the same way i still have my dressy shoes and i look at them every now and then but id rather be comfortable and avoid the pain when ever possible


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