I recently posted about my comical attempt to give myself a pedicure. I have accepted the fact that my growing baby belly makes this impossible, and am now including 'real' pedicures in my budget for the rest of the pregnancy. I mean, I have to have pretty toes to get away with wearing nothing on my feet but flip flops, right?
Flip flops are the ultimate 'maternity shoe'...you don't even have to BEND over to put them on!
However, my job will not allow me to wear flip flops while at work, for safety reasons. I have to wear closed-toe, closed-heel shoes. (YUCK)
I've found a few cool options already in my closet, and for now (and hopefully for at least a little longer) I can still at least tie my own shoelaces, so my tennis-shoes work well most days. When that ends, I am still covered. The best shoes I found in my own collection are these cute Skechers:
I have two pair, one in black and one in white, and I LOVE the fact that they breathe, almost as much as the fact that they close with VELCRO. On the SIDE, so I don't even have to try all that hard to reach the little strap to open/close them. I'd rather be wearing flip flops, but for work these will do - I can wear them with shorts, a casual skirt, jeans, whatever.
So, now I am wondering, are the shoe companies missing out on a major marketing gimmick here? Should they be selling easy-fasten and slip-on shoes in the maternity department of major stores? Should the Motherhood store (Motherhood Maternity is NOT my best friend but that's another blog post) be branding these and marking them up for all of the pregnant women out there who just realized that they can't even SEE their own feet, much less actually TIE their own shoes?
I'd love to hear your thoughts on this.....