The Fashion Police Will Be Off Your Back
Go ahead and wear five-finger running shoes or orthopedic sandals. No longer must you prance around in painful heels. Now you can climb steep steps past young wobblies in magnificent toe-crushers. You may have to feign a small limp if you want men to rush to your aid. But it’s worth it, knowing that one of the greatest contributors to longevity is moving—fast, on flat feet.
Gail Sheehy, 74, is the author of Passages ($14, amazon.com), Sex and the Seasoned Woman ($14, amazon.com), and 14 other books.