Friday, July 15, 2011

Every BlogHer Needs A Shoe Fairy

I've been attending the BlogHer conference since 2006. And since my first year, I always see newcomers asking those who have previously attended for their best tips on surviving the conference. I've given out several tips of my own.

But having done this for so long, and now being 5 years older than I was when I first attended, I will declare my #1 rule of BlogHer to be this: wear comfortable shoes.

Look, I'm a nurse. I know a lot about being on your feet a lot, and I know that you need to take care of your feet. You're going to do A LOT of walking at BlogHer and no matter how cute your shoes are, they won't be so cute if you're limping because of them.

I broke that rule last year. I wore a pair of wedges that quickly became uncomfortable when walking 12 blocks to a party. By the end of the night I was hobbling in pain, and in the morning found gigantic open, raw blisters on my feet that made running the BlogHer 5K that morning VERY difficult. Lesson learned.

This year I'm back to my rule of comfortable shoes only. What's that? No, I won't be wearing tennis shoes and granny shoes - there is such a thing as comfortable AND fashionable.

Exhibit A:
the Violette in Bronze

Aren't these adorable? And they're Naturalizer shoes, so you know they're designed to protect and pamper your feet all day long while still looking great. I've had several pairs of Naturalizer shoes and all of them have kept my feet happy and blister-free.

And everyone wants happy feet, right?

I'm hoping to become Naturalizer's Shoe Fairy at BlogHer this year. If I get the chance, I'll be showing off my sweet new Naturalizer shoes as I stroll the halls in style and comfort. I'd also be performing shoe rescues throughout the conference, bringing comfort to sore feet in need of shoes that are functional as well as fashionable.

I won't be as cute as Neil Patrick Harris, but with happy feet I might just sing and dance.

Maybe I'll even wear wings. Cross your fingers and hope I get the chance to be your Shoe Fairy.

Your Shoe Fairy?

Full disclosure: This opportunity was presented to me by Naturalizer and the Brown Shoe Company, through MyBlogSpark, and this post serves as my entry to win a sponsorship for my attendance at the 2011 BlogHer Conference.


Heather E said...

how exciting! i wish i was going to the conference- i have to walk a lot to get to work (from a parking garage) and those shoes would be perfect yet still cute!

Liz@thisfullhouse said...

Oh, how awesome! My own personal shoe fairy...YES...please! I would love to give these a try, good luck!

(pssssst....I'm a size 9!)

Heather said...

As long as you have a pair of size 11's for me then I would love you to be my shoe fairy as well.

Good luck!!

Headless Mom said...

Naturalizers are great on the feet! good luck!(I can't wait to call you a fairy all week. Heh.)

Jenn @ Mommy Needs Coffee said...

A shoe fairy to keep feet comfortable at BlogHer? Brilliant! And you would be absolutely perfect.

Just so you know, I am a size 8 if you, well, get to be all shoe fairy-ish at BlogHer.

Good luck!

Busy Mo said...

Who's yer buddy with the feet problems,??? I need a Shoe Fairy, can't wait to see you in a few weeks with a wand and some size 11s!

Busy Mom said...

Here's my missing "m"

Amelia Sprout said...

Too bad you can't show fairy me all the way back in Minnesota...
I wore shoes that were comfy last year, and still got blister, but hey, you know about those cool blister band-aid things now... 9 effing blisters...

Momo Fali said...

Those shoes are adorable! And I think you would make a fabulous fairy!

Melisa with one S said...

I LOVE those shoes! And wow, there are four of us in this set of comments that wear size 11: now THAT'S weird!!! (Momo is the third one!)