Aunty Jillian, something awful has happened. I'm a Victorian goth, and I was wearing the fashion full time. But I also have rheumatoid arthritis, especially in my knees and hips. And my doctor just told me No More Pretty Shoes. It's ortho sneakers forever more, if I want to be able to walk when I'm 35. Worse yet, the style that is best for me only comes in BRIGHT CYAN or HIGHLIGHTER YELLOW. Neither of which even pretends to go with my wardrobe. *sobs dramatically* Any advice on hiding my hooves?
Oh no! But still, being able to walk when you’re 35 is pretty important. I know this will seem odd coming from me, with my ridiculous wardrobe, but health should always take precedence over fashion.
Hiding your hooves. Do you wear gothy Victorian skirts? If so, now is the time to add extra ruffles to the hems, and go with floor-length skirts. Yes, there is a learning curve to how to walk in them, but it’s actually not that difficult.
Spats? There will still be parts of the BRIGHT orthopedic sneakers that show, but at least parts of them will be covered.
Also, I wonder if it’s possible to stain or paint the exterior of the shoes? I’ve only ever colored satin or cotton-blend shoes, so I have no idea if this can even be done on the high-tech wonder materials used for orthopedic shoes.
Okay, peeps, you know the drill: anyone have any helpful suggestions? Clicky-links?