I walk, stand, and clambor over things frequently throughout my day, while wearing tights and heels (I said tights for Sandy because she’s English, and when I say hose it makes her think of gardening and throws her out of the story.)  I try to look as professional as possible while I am doing, and I try to balance out comfort with style.  When my workmate came back from lunch one day with new shoes that looked like they fit the bill, I went and tried on a pair myself. 

I’ve been the proud owner of a pair of black, and a pair of nude Comfort Plus Pumps from Payless for about 6 weeks now.  Isn’t that a terrible name for a lady’s shoe?  Comfort Plus sounds so 18-Hour bra.  But, oh dear Lorax, just like those 18-Hour bras* they are amazing.  I’m not going to win any beauty pageants in them, but I can wear them all day long without my feet hurting, they look nice with my suit, and at $19 a pair, I’m not going to cry too hard if something awful happens to them.  …because I just used my Easter money to buy backup pairs of each, and a pair of Navy.  BOGO!  Free shipping!

You know that feeling when you have been in heels all day and the balls of your feet feel like they are on fire?  And you take off your heels and it almost hurts to stand flat-footed?  Or how sometimes your toes start to go a little numb?  Or how your pinky toe gets smooshed?  Or how your arches ache?  Yeah–none of that.  I was amazed the first time I wore these shoes all day and took them off.  I think my feet have been in better shape since I started wearing them.

I am going to highly recommend these pumps to any woman who has to wear heels for work.  I would not recommend them to men who wear heels to work because I think they just aren’t fancy enough for that.


The KARMEN, Comfort Plus Pump from Payless.


*I don’t care how comfortable those things are.  That is the line I will not cross.  Granny panties?  Sure.  Orthopedic loafers?  In a heartbeat.  18-Hour bra?  You will pry my push-up bra off my cold, dead ta-tas.