Don't get me wrong, I can appreciate all types of shoes, but I tend to buy a certain brand of tennis shoes. It's not as if I have anything against the other brands, It's just a brand that i have come to trust, and know they fit me properly...even though I have that favorite brand, I found a new tennis shoe that I just had to try...New Life Shoes make a Maternity Tennis Shoe!! Who would have guess a shoe just for preggers :) .I got my shoes just about two weeks ago, and have traded out my favorite brand for these...
About New Life Shoes:
Not surprisingly, the idea for New Life Shoes originated in a doctor’s office. Stephen Blank, M.D, a practicing OB-GYN in Atlanta, conducted exhaustive surveys of expectant mothers and heard an oft-repeated complaint: their feet were killing them. And there seemed to be no shoes that provided the relief, comfort, fit and support sought by the soon-to-be moms.
A solution was needed. So Dr. Blank began working with shoe business veterans, Tom Adams and Mark Connors. Armed with Dr. Blank’s vision and a combined 80 years of industry expertise between them, they fashioned a cushiony, stylish shoe that pregnant women could easily adjust without bending over thanks to New Life’s ingenious Z-Fit System.
After more than two years of designing, refining, testing and firsthand feedback, the perfect maternity shoe was born and the company now known as New Life Shoes was up and running, ready for the market place.
A very happy ending, right? It’s only the beginning. After all, if we can design and produce such a remarkably simple and comfortable shoe for pregnant women, why not do the same for everyone? As you’ll learn, the New Life concept has legs far beyond the maternity market.
- Z-Fit System provides a fast and easy way to adjust the fit of the shoe to your foot.
- Breathable, moisture-wicking, perforated, leather covered insole.
- Separate cushioning spacer can be removed as foot expands or swells.
- EVA midsole for impact absorption and energy return.
- Rubber outsole pods located at key wear areas for traction and durability.
- Technical mesh panels for ventilation and comfort.
- Pull loops on the heel and tongue to aid in putting the shoe on.
I've been wearing them for about 2 weeks now, The shoes are easy to put on, and adjust. You slip them on, then pull the side strap to tighten. The sole has just enough cushion to keep your feet comfortable all day. The only thing that was a little annoyance...was the strap that crosses the toe area...but when I'm not in my tennie's I'm in flip flops, and i think that has a lot to do with it..I'm just not used to the to restrictions. Other than that It is a very unique strap design that is very useful in the later stages of pregnancy! I would give these shoes two thumbs up for comfort, and ease of use.
These are a great addition to my "non" maternity brand! i will sport these even after my feet quite swelling!
You can purchase on their site!
One Lucky winner will receive a pair of New Life Shoes. This giveaway is open to residents in US; 18+. Winner will have 48 hours to confirm before a forfeit is assumed. Giveaway will runs July 27, 2012 @ 12:01AM - August 11, 2012 @ 11:59PM (EST).
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