Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Tsubo Elath Review
This, dear friends, is the Tsubo Elath. I received my very own pair a few weeks ago while still in the throes of my disc-related back pain. I had been slogging around in a pair of $12 Target ballet flats that offered absolutely no arch support and threatened to disintegrate whenever it rained.
So you can imagine my delight when I slipped my tired feet into these beauties for the first time. They're a sleek, classic design, as you can see, but loaded to the gills with squishy comfort. The rounded toebox is roomy and accommodating, the insole is as supportive and soft as it can be, and the rear doesn't ride up and down the way so many flats do.
I wore them home to visit my parents, and we spent two hours walking around a vintage fair, an hour walking around downtown Chicago, and three hours walking around an antique show. Even after all that, my feet AND back felt great.
I will admit that these flats have gotten less love since my physical therapy has started working and my back has stopped aching ... but they are, hands down, the best flats I've ever tried on. They get full marks for both comfort and style, and prompted me to do this with my crappy old Target pair:
I'll never look back. I'm an Elath girl all the way, now.