Hi there!! I'm a flip flop kind of gal, very casual, and 23 weeks pregnant. I live in the south where the average temperature the past couple of weeks has been 1003 (or more realistically 95) and I dread any and all activities that take place outside. However, I have a toddler and confining us both to the indoors is highly unlikely.
Because of the heat and the pregnancy factor, I feel like my flip flops aren't cutting it. I need a shoe that's going to provide me with some support, are casual to wear with shorts and tanks and won't make my feet just sweat (read: breathable). I've looked around and haven't been able to find shoes that offer support AND are breathable. Do you have any suggestions?
Karen, I have a confession: I've been ignoring this request. Why? Simply because I couldn't find anything new worth writing about. I mean…YES. Options exist that meet some of what you are looking for. But these options that are either fairly obvious (check out our Flip-Flop post, including reader comments), rather horrifying (ummm…Crocs or weird mesh comfort shoes, anyone?) or we've already covered them (check out M's response to a reader going to Disney World while pregnant).
Furthermore, many cute sneaker/ballet-flat hybrids that boast mesh inserts (like the Pumas pictured at left) still have a whole lotta leather for 1003 degrees. Might be OK for the fall, but now? They're something this pregnant gal would skip. So yeah – I can relate.
And sneakers? Even worse. Waaay too hot. Or so I thought.
So having nothing original to say, I put your question aside. However…I now have new hope for sneakers. I found some amazing Cross-Country racing flats that are not only supportive and totally, completely breathable…but they are also INSANELY CUTE. These are, without a doubt, my pregnant gal pick for cute sneaks now and into Fall.
Hope this helps, Karen! My pregnancy is just a few weeks behind yours, so I feel your pain! Thanks for writing in!