My Secret to Happy Feet – Birkenstock

I may be late to joining the Birkenstock bandwagon, but this summer I bought a pair of the classic two-strap sandal and have been living in them ever since. I wear them with socks at home to do everything from blending my morning smoothie to doing laundry in my building. Not only are the sandals cozy – they remind me to stand up straight and continue to work on my posture, which is extremely important. I have also found that I don't stub my toes in the sandals – a hazard of being barefoot and that is a major plus. I don’t know if I have always been clumsy or if it comes with RA but either way the sandals protect my fragile feet.

And whenever I have achy feet- ah, my new-found pleasure is slathering on foot cream and putting on thick socks and my sandals are my new delight. They are so cozy I even brush my teeth in them – better than any slippers I have tried.

Now that the Birkenstocks have been all over the runway and are fashionable I am even more excited to share just how comfortable they are!

No I’m not a paid spokesperson for Birkenstock, but wanted to share this wisdom - something as simple as sandals have been life changing. And they are less than $100 – at least the pair I purchased were and they last.

asbRA was diagnosed with RA in November 2012 at the age of 27 and fibromyalgia in 2013. Through therapy and MBSR meditation asbRA found her calling in journaling her experience and is writing a book on how to navigate an RA diagnosis in the prime of one’s life. As a strong advocate in the autoimmune community asbRA shares her wisdom in hopes of helping others. @AllisonSBerger

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