by Carmelita Morales
Ever looked at an 83 year-old German lady and thought "Wow, she's so hot!" ? Yeah, me too! Er....
About 4 years ago when I was living in NY I happened upon a on a teeny shoe repair place on 7th Street between Ave A and 1st Ave. It was owned by a very ripe German man. He's a wiz at putting the 6-inch heels back on the shoes you trashed the night before while you were doing the running man in floor-booze 2-inches deep. While I was in there I noticed wayyyyy in the back he had 4 pairs of new shoes for sale. I couldn't believe my eyes, they were so awesome! And low and behold they were from Germany and they were OLD LADY ORTHOPEDIC SHOES. They were really cheap too so I bought 2 pairs in my size and wore them for the next 2 summers. I have never had more compliments on a pair of shoes before and all the downtown NY gals wanted to know where I got them. Yes, the secret orthopedic shoes were a hit. Of course I never told them where to find them.
Fast forward to this spring when I was in LA on the coolest strip across from Fred Segal's and this chic store had finally caught up with me. They had about 7 different style of German ortho's with the price jacked up about 200%. Oh well, it had to happen. I had to buy another 2 pairs.
I'm telling you ladies, get down with ortho's. You can walk from Barcelona to Madrid in these things and not even break your stride.