5 things I’ve learned since turning 25: Small torture devices

Welcome back, Hart Beat! On Thursday I shared the first of five things that I’ve learned since turning twenty-five this winter. On Friday I got a little excited with the AMAZING NEWS that hit our country so I didn’t keep my promise… Anyway, today you can find the second thing I’ve learned since turning twenty-five.

2. Shoes with heels are small torture devices.

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I’m not sure if this realization came about from turning twenty-five or if it was from the influence of my brilliant, sneaker collector boyfriend (hi Pedro) but it’s an important one. Before my twenty-fifth birthday I swore that I would go to my grave wearing shoes with some kind of a heel. Even my sandals had a kitty heel!

I now would like to retract that statement. Either it’s because Birkenstocks are here to stay and Pedro bought me the best pair of nike airs for my birthday I’m officially revoking my previous statement. Sure heels make your legs look extra toned, give you the height akin to a goddess called Carolyn and make any outfit look pulled together but, ladies, flats don’t make your feet swell. Sneakers don’t give you blisters, loafers don’t twist your ankles and flat boots don’t make it impossible to walk fast past all those slow tourists.

All in all since turning twenty-five I noticed myself each and every morning reaching for the pancake flat shoes in the closet. Zero regrets, Hart Beat! In the words of Chris Rock for Kanye West, I thank you.

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Top photo via @jcrew and bottom photo via @cambria_grace.

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