As of the writing of this blog, over 100 million Americans are currently under a stay-at-home order. Prior to the COVID-19 crisis, the average American spent about 4 hours a day in their home. Under current restrictions, it’s safe to assume that the number of hours spent in our homes has at least TRIPLED. If you haven’t invested in a pair of “House Shoes” there is no better time than the present. Many of us have a practice of not wearing shoes in the house for sanitary reasons. While I agree that we should not be wearing our outside shoes indoors, there ARE a few compelling arguments for having at least one pair of “House Shoes”...
Shoes keep your feet safe from injury -- especially when you are working in the kitchen! Even within the confines of your home, accidents can happen. Objects fall off the counter, kids leave toys lying around (legos, ouch!) and any number of things can get in your way when you least expect it. Having some form of foot protection is going to help you avoid unpleasant incidents such as stubbed or broken toes.
Shoes give you a better grip on all surfaces. Have you ever walked around in your socks after just having cleaned your floor? It can be slippery! Having traction underneath you at all times will help avoid unwanted trips to the ER due to unnecessary falls.
And the number #1 reason to invest in a good pair of house shoes is… Shoes correct your posture and support overall health. Make sure that you don’t compromise on your house shoe. A house shoe doesn’t need to break the bank, but make sure the shoe has some orthotic attributes such as arch support and other aspects that enhance your walking gait. The key is to wear a pair of shoes that help reduce stress on your body and support overall health.
A few suggestions for good “House Shoes” available at Shoe Fly:
Born Patton - This is a fresh, super lightweight, slip-on sneaker that will leave you feeling like you are walking on air.
Birkenstock Santa Ana. Another lightweight shoe with all the Birkenstock footbed goodness.
These shoes as well as other great options are available NOW at our online store. Thank you for shopping local!