When I worked in Manhattan in the early 1980’s I remember squeezing my size 8 feet into any pointy-toed 3-inch heels that looked cute with my outfits, purses and briefcase. Young women fresh out of college were vying for positions in corporate America in a highly competitive market.
What was on your resume was as important as how you looked.
Too many times I came home with painful blisters and cuts on the back of my feet. If I learned one thing in midlife it’s to be kind to your feet. Now I wear only stylish and comfortable shoes. The soles must be flexible, the insoles a heavenly bed of comfort, and in the winter I prefer gripper soles to prevent me from slipping and falling on ice.
You can usually find me in a t-shirt and yoga pants when working from home. If I have to go out to run errands I’ll wear sneakers. But this summer I wore my Earth Brand Bay sandals more than my beloved sneakers. You can read more about them in another post here.
So I was thrilled when Earth Brand asked me to review a pair of shoes from their fall catalogue. I needed a pair of booties to update my fall wardrobe. I have a few professional events to attend and my t-shirts and yoga pants aren’t exactly appropriate!
I had a tough time deciding which pair of Earth Brands to choose. There were so many adorable ones! I finally settled on their black bootie, the Sintra 2 in their Earthies collection.
The temperature was a little cooler the other day so I decided to give my new booties a try. They were easy to slip on with zippers on both sides, and the round toes made the boot completely comfortable. The leather is soft to the touch and the soles were flexible, making them instantly comfortable to walk in.
I paired them with black leggings and an oversized blouse. I loved how they looked and made me feel.
I’ll also pair them with black tights and a skirt or dress for an updated professional look.
I know they’ll look and feel great, giving me an extra boost of confidence when I have to speak in front of a large audience next month.
Crafted in premium leather, these booties have cute metallic studs that peak out of the boot when unzipped. Their exclusive contoured comfort design supported my feet from heel to toe, and the cradled toe area kept pressure off of my toes.
Comfort. Style. You’d think those were enough reasons to purchase a pair of Earth Brand shoes. But here’s another reason why I love this company, and so will you:
- It is estimated that within 100 years there will be no rainforests.
- Agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation
- One and a half acres of forest is cut down every second.
- If the current rate of deforestation continues, it will take less than 100 years to destroy all the rainforests on the earth.
- The rate of deforestation equals to loss of 20 football fields every minute.
- There are more than 121 natural remedies in the rain forest that can be used as medicines.
- According to Rainforest Action Network, the United States has less than 5% of the world’s population yet consumes more than 30% of the world’s paper.
I’m giving away a pair of Sintra 2 booties to one lucky winner! Leave a comment and follow instructions on Rafflecopter below. Contest ends at midnight on October 6. The winner will be notified by email. NOTE: All contestants must reside in the U.S.
DISCLOSURE: I was given a free pair of Sintra 2 booties as well as compensation for this post. All comments are, as always, my own honest opinion.