Oprah Winfrey goes shopping in fluffy frog slippers (photo courtesy of DailyMail.co.ukIf it’s good enough for Oprah, it’s good enough for Bunion Survivors! When I saw these photos of Oprah wearing these “fluffy frog slippers,” had made it to the Daily Mail, I knew I had to share this article with you to remind you to honor your bunioned feet and when they hurt, try slippers that make you smile.

She may be worth billions of dollars but even Oprah Winfrey opts for comfort over style occasionally.

The 58-year-old hit a designer clothes store in New York City today sporting a pair of fluffy frog slippers.

Below are a pair of fluffy froggy slippers similar to the ones that Oprah is wearing shopping.  The holidays are coming. Treat yourself to a pair and give them as a gift to a friend who you want to smile when she thinks of you.

If you’re getting ready to have bunion surgery or are in recovery, these slippers will be comfortable and fun to wear once you’re out of your protective boot.

If you have a pair of beloved slippers, email me a photo of you wearing them and I’ll post. In the meantime, I’m going to get myself a new pair of slippers!

 

Ouch. Even celebrities get bunions. And it’s not pretty. The UK’s Daily Mail has identified several famous women who suffer with bunions. Tilda Swinton, Gwenneth Paltrow, and Victoria Beckham all have bunions, along with Oprah, and Nigella Lawson. Be good to your feet this summer. Read more…

The Oscar-winning actress may be wearing flat shoes, but they showcase a medial exostosis - an overgrowth of bone which comes with a deformity

As reported on Oprah.com: For 21 years, Oprah has been keeping a painful secret. Until now, few have known this very private truth…her feet hurt! After years of complaining—and a trip to the emergency room—Oprah’s staff finally said “enough!”  They searched high and low to find the ever elusive comfortable—and cute—high heel shoe.

Do you wear Cole Haan shoes? I wonder if they make them in a size 12? I’ll find out. In the meantime, let me know your thoughts. Have you tried these “air bag” shoes?

“Today is a new day!” Oprah says. After years of living in pain, Oprah has finally found a comfortable shoe. “I have to tell you, no exaggeration. I complain about it every day,” Oprah says. “I did not think that there could be a high heeled shoe or a high heeled boot created that wouldn’t cause you pain!”

The man behind the comfy heel is Gordon Thompson. Trained as an architect, Gordon spent a decade developing high powered state of the art footwear for Nike before becoming the creative director of Cole Haan shoes. “In the back of my mind I was thinking, ‘Here’s a really sort of interesting idea of taking two worlds that traditionally don’t go together and ramming them together,'” Gordon says.

By engineering an “air bag” that goes in the fore part and heel of the shoe, Gordon was able to provide a cushion for the feet. And they’re cute too! No Aunt Esther shoes here. “This is life changing,” Oprah says. “It’s not a cure for cancer, but it is a cure for your feet!”

Do you wear Cole Haan shoes? I wonder if they make them in a size 12? I’ll find out. In the meantime, let me know your thoughts. Have you tried these “air bag” shoes?