Why ditching heels is popular now

Why ditching heels is popular now

  • More ladies are ditching heels than ever before, the main reason is comfort, wearing high heels can cause, when worn regularly, the Achilles tendon to tighten and shorten. Another problem is high heels put pressure on the ball of your foot, which causes the foot’s natural padding to thin, so provides less cushioning where you need it the most, or maybe you’re just tired of heels in general. Luckily, there’s
    another shoe type to replace them: the Friulane shoes.
    Also known as "papusse", "gondolier shoes" or "furlane", these Friulian slippers are comfortable and flexible and mold to the foot. They were first discovered by gondoliers as they are non-slip and don’t scratch the paint on their precious gondolas.
    When it comes to shoes, flats have been the rage for a while now. Several brands have reimagined the classic ladylike shoe, and a slew of styles are available for women looking to add some comfort to their wardrobe. From Miu Miu's satin ballet slippers to loafers with lug soles, there are plenty of options for modern women who
    want to ditch the heels.
    According to Connie Wang, a senior features writer at Refinery29, flats are a result of a cultural shift in how we think about working. She believes that "more and more women are seeking flexibility, a balance between work and personal life and a more casual approach to style."
    Wang also cites the rise of influencers who wear sneakers with dresses as another
    reason why flats are becoming so popular. Stars like Millie Bobby Brown and Gal Gadot are proving that high heels no longer have to be an unquestioned part of a woman's outfit by wearing sneakers with formal dresses and even skirts.
    The fact that many women are experiencing foot pain due to heels may be another factor in the resurgence of flats. "Podiatrists are seeing an increase in heel-related injuries, such as shin splints and plantar fasciitis, among women who have recently started wearing heels again after they had stopped," says Dr. Miguel Cunha, a
    podiatrist at Manhattan's Gotham Footcare.
    Regardless of the reason, it's clear that flats are here to stay. To help you embrace the trend without feeling like you're wearing a pair of scuff-resistant gym socks, we’ve come up with something better than flats to keep in your closet for when you need to go from the office to a night out or do errands around town.                                                The Friulane shoes below will complement any outfit with great colors to choose from and now with patterns, from an more formal dress to jeans and a T-shirt, so you’ll never have to choose between comfort and style again.
    While ballerinas flats undoubtedly peaked in the early aughts (when Sienna Miller and
    Kate Moss wore them with skinny jeans or denim miniskirts) they're now back on thefashion scene in full force. The versatile shoes may not seem as timeless as their Mary Jane counterparts—they're a little too twee for some, after all - but they transcend fashion fads and will always look chic with any outfit. They're also a great shoe for transition seasons. When it's too warm for boots and too cold to tuck away your sandals, ballet flats are the perfect solution for dressing
    up or down an outfit in the blink of an eye. They're especially good when you need to dress up an office outfit, but you're not quite ready to break out the pumps just yet. But they are delicate, and the sole wear will need to be considered on what venue you are going to be attending.
    There are countless versions of the classic ballerinas shoes to choose from, too. Some are edgier and feature chunky buckles, like Aventino’s while others are more feminine with straps and bows. There's also a wide range of colors and materials to choose from.
    Whether you're going for a modern take on the trend or more traditional leather styles, there are ballet flats to suit any style and budget. Yet, if you are looking for that comfort and style, Friulane shoes give you added durability and a slip-resistant solution that's more durable and gives greater protection to your feet.
    Heel defenders say that ditching heels isn't necessarily a good thing, but it does feel like a welcome change of pace from the rigid rules of power dressing that have dominated business attire for so long. The recent rise of gender-neutral dressing, as exemplified by actresses such as Mayim Bialik and Hailey Baldwin, has only added
    to the sense that women are becoming more liberated from the suffocating restrictions on what they can wear.
    The Friulian slippers, a hybrid between slipper and ballerina, are the perfect shoes to
    wear while not giving up on elegance or comfort.
    These Italian flats, or "furlane" as they're known in the Friulan dialect, were invented during the 19th century in the northeastern Italian region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia as an alternative to work clogs made from recycled materials like old bicycle tires and jute sacks. The soles of the shoes are colored using natural ingredients, beige from boiling walnuts, green from
    juniper or onions, burgundy from ash wood, and blue from berries.
    These artisanal footwear is timeless and gender-neutral. They look great with jeans, a light summer dress or even with an elehant gown. they can be worn on the beach, on the road or at home.
    Mar Soreli is bringing to the USA, original, outstanding masterpieces, created by small artisans, with a long heritage of craftmanship , but little access to international brands.
    Friulane shoes are now more modern, more colorful, more fun all the while preserving its history and tradition, handed down for generations.
    Mar Soreli Collection are as follow:
    About Mar Soreli: Some say that Venice holds the key to the romantic language of Italy, we say it must be the shoes the Gondoliers are wearing - Friulanas. With their non-slip bicycle tire rubber soles and a variety of primary colors being offered by the local artisans of Friuli, you can't go wrong in having comfortable stylish Italian shoes indoors or outdoors. Feel the difference, and shop at Mar Soreli for your Friulanas to complement your wardrobe.


    ***Feel free to leave comments however as we can’t reply here for inquiries or requests that require an answer please write us at info@marsoreli.com 

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