Why are all comfortable shoes so … ugly?

The Husband reminded me last week that I had two $10-off coupons for DSW that were expiring soon and encouraged me to go get something fun.

So I made my semi-annual mecca to the store, hoping to find some cute flats that would take me through Summer. I took pains to ensure it was on a day when I had our sitter and zero appointments or phones calls on the calendar. And I was PUMPED to have a leisurely stroll up and down the aisles, trying on whatever shoes tickled my fancy.

Shoes like these:

I love the playful patterns that are in season. I’m totally crushing on stripes. And the combination of navy, white, and tan is seriously making my heart go pitter-patter.

I probably would have bought EVERY SINGLE PAIR if it weren’t for the fact that I have low arches and cannot wear flat shoes that don’t have any arch support. That may not seem like a big deal on the surface, but it pretty much takes away 99.99% of the shoes on the market.

Including every single pair pictured above.

And the other 10,000 pairs of shoes that I tried on.

I even went through the aisles a second time, praying that I missed a style. Nope. Nada. Unless, of course, you count these

Excuse me while I go cry myself to sleep. And pray for my arches to miraculously rise, allowing me to wear adorable flats without having every bone in my lower body ache within 2 minutes of wearing them.

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Emily Levenson is a therapist turned holistic health coach, podcaster, meditation encourager, and seeker of everyday magic. Emily recently kicked off her third #The100DayProject, focusing her efforts on daily meditation.

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