I am a full time receptionist at a residential treatment center. There are pros and cons to the job. I love that I can get some internet Christmas shopping in during the slow times. I love that I get to meet a lot of people…although some of the parents I meet are not the sweetest. I don’t love that I sit 98% of the time. (I am beginning to get a secretary butt…flat and wider than I prefer.) I like the professional atmosphere where I get to dress up everyday but don’t love that I never have a “Casual Friday.” I don’t even get to wear nice jeans with heels.
Because I am always dressed up, I wear heels a lot. I LOVE shoes….especially heels. I would work out in high heels if I didn’t think I would get some funny looks at the gym.
I have a little problem. You see, I sit behind a desk with a covered front. This means I don’t always sit like this.
After 8 hours, it gets a little tiring to sit like a lady. Plus if you have tried sitting like a lady at a desk for 8 hours in high heels, you find that the angle makes your ankles start to ache a bit. Also, because I get up and down frequently, I can’t just kick my shoes off. I have tried that before. When someone comes to my desk and asks for something, I have to hurry and try to find my shoes underneath and slip them on.
So what is the problem? My shoes are getting ruined. You see…I sit like this most of the time.
Legs out in front. But because I have a plastic mat under my desk, my shoes are getting torn up. My legs are the perfect length that the backs of my heels sit right at the edge of the plastic mat. That put a dent in the back of my heels. Then if I move my foot back toward my body without picking it up I tear the heel.
For example…here is a picture of my brand new pair of brown pointed toe pumps….wore them one day to work and look!
A bunch of dents…big and small. GRR! It makes me so mad!
Here are a few of my other favorites that are ruined thanks to the stupid plastic mat
So here is my question for all of you…
Have you seen any products out there for women who don’t always want to sit with proper posture but want to keep their shoes in one piece?
Your shoe obsessed friend-