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    Avatar photoCopa
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    I’ve been on a pretty endless quest for comfortable, decent looking work shoes. I keep a pair of black pumps and black flats under my desk. I haven’t reached for my pumps even once since being back in the office. My flats are very comfortable but I’ve had the same pair for about a decade, they feel dated and they’re looking a bit rough. I stay in my commute sneakers a lot when I’m in the office. I used to keep a blazer or two at the office in case I ever needed to throw it on and I brought one back since in-person stuff has picked up a bit. I’ve been on interview panels recently for some open roles we are (finally, omg) filling. I’m glad we’re doing interviews in person, though. I didn’t love doing them virtually.

    #1116181 Reply
    Kate
    Keymaster

    The good news is ballet flats are back in fashion 😭

    We have hot-desking so we can’t keep anything in the office. I guess there are lockers, but it’s all just too much.

    #1116182 Reply
    Avatar photoCopa
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    The other day I was at the shoe department at Macy’s and I saw a pair of, like, lug sole platform loafers with a block heel that look like a pair I used to wear in middle school. OMG. That is a trend I did not expect to see come back. I do not wish to participate in again.

    #1116183 Reply
    Kate
    Keymaster

    Yeah and you’re supposed to wear them with like a little-girl ankle sock and a mini skirt.

    Regular penny loafers are back too. I had some in 1994 in college. Not sure they fit in with my look now, but at least they are a flat shoe that’s business-friendly.

    #1116203 Reply
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    Interesting this thread has been rejuvenated. COVID finally got to me. Mostly sore throat now. I can’t tell if my muscles are sore from lying in bed. Just frustrating. I have been doing more maskless activities. I also have to cancel my bivalent vaccine which is in 3 weeks.

    #1116212 Reply
    Avatar photoCopa
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    I hope your symptoms stay mild and that you recover quickly, @hfantods. I’m still out here dodging this thing somehow. I have my bivalent booster and flu shots scheduled for Thursday.

    I’m training for my first marathon right now. It’s in a few weeks. It’s been a lot of work, I had my peak week of training last week. I keep thinking that of course I’ll probably end up with COVID on race day or something and have to miss out. A handful of years ago, before my first half marathon, I got appendicitis a week or two out from race day and had to miss it, it was such a bummer.

    #1116213 Reply
    Avatar photoDear Wendy
    Keymaster

    Feel better soon!

    Re. Flats: I recently bought a pair of Birdies to wear in lieu of heels for dressier outfits and they’re really cute and comfortable. Maybe check them out if you haven’t yet?

    #1116214 Reply
    Avatar photoDear Wendy
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    #1116215 Reply
    Kate
    Keymaster

    Those look super comfortable without looking orthopedic.

    #1116216 Reply
    Avatar photoCopa
    Participant

    They even look supportive! I’ve had to lean into orthopedic chic shoes the past few years. I’ll check those out more when I get home tonight, thanks for the rec!

    #1116217 Reply
    Avatar photoDear Wendy
    Keymaster

    Yeah, that was my impression when they were advertised to me on instagram and I took the bait and glad I did.

    #1116218 Reply
    ktfran
    Participant

    Ooh, i do like those! I haven’t tried birdies yet… maybe I should. I like the gold.

    The husband has a conference in NY next week. I’m meeting him on Thursday and we’re staying in Midtown, where the conference is. Hanging w/ my cousin Friday evening. She lives somewhere in Brooklyn. They’re moving this week so don’t know the exact area. I think I want to go to a museum Friday day. I’d gladly take suggestions!

    Feel better soon hfantods!

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