Photo credit: Nancy from Style 'n Decor Deals
Let's get straight to the point. You've got to hand it to a company that incorporates contoured arch support into their dress footwear. Lack of support is a chief complaint among women with aging feet that still want to wear heels. Earthies' wellness footbed features a deep heel cup, contoured arch and a cradle toe area to evenly distribute weight away from toes. And for the right foot, this technology works wonders. But this sweet sandal won't work for everyone. If you have narrow feet, narrow heels, low or flat arches, the Carmona is most likely not for you.
However, I do recommend the Earthies for those with slightly wide feet and high arches. If you read through online reviews, two camps arise: flat-footed gals say the contoured arch feels like rocks and those with high arches love the support ("as good as my custom orthotics," raves one fan).
If the Carmona heel looks like it might slope too much for your feet, try the popular Tortola. The platform heel provides lift, but the foot remains level. This shoe is getting some serious accolades from customers for style, fit and overall comfort.
Do you own a pair of Earthies? If so, I'd love to hear from you. Do you find they support or hurt your arches? What fit tips can you give our readers?
The Earthies Carmona and Tortola are available at:
- Zappos: $159-169, free shipping both ways.
- Shoebacca: $151.99, free shipping both ways.
- PlanetShoes.com: $159-169, free shipping and returns. Save 15% off your order.
- Amazon: $99-159 with special offers and free shipping.
- The Walking Company: $159-169, free shipping/free returns to The Walking Company store.