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So Inspired By VIVAIA’S Valentine's Giveaway, I Gave Away A Pair Of Uncomfortable Authentic Chanel Shoes!

Not kidding! There is something to be said about conscious comfort!

By Isa Berfelo MA | Published on Feburary 14, 2023 @ 09:17AM

I have always been such a Chanel fan. And I owned a pair of authentic classic Chanel pumps, much similar to the design the beige with black toe Julie shoes were modelled after. But they didn't fit me properly and I never wore them out as they hurt my feet terribly. They were uncomfortable and I couldn't walk on them at all. There were just collecting dust in my closet.

Then I found the Julie shoes, and I knew I would never wear my uncomfortable Chanel shoes again. I am wearing my Julies everywhere and would choose them over Chanel any day. Not kidding! There is something to be said about conscious comfort! The saying 'No pain no gain' is no longer valid. VIVAIA changed that game forever.

VIVAIA, A shoe, clothing, and accessories brand that prioritizes style, comfort, and sustainability. But their heels are what really captured my attention. The Running Heels come in three various styles; the square-toed Melody 2.0, the round-toed Julie, and the cylindrical-heeled Elvia. Each variation is crafted with a nearly 2-inch heel height, breathable knit upper, deodorizing insoles, and a plush backing.

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Shop now: $139; vivaia.com

PHOTO: VIVAIA

Shop now: $139; vivaia.com

PHOTO: VIVAIA

Shop now: $139; vivaia.com

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I own three various pairs of these running heels and have worn them upwards of 12 hours at a time. Since snagging my first pair, the Vivaia Running Heels have been my go-to comfortable shoe and have never given me blisters — not even when I wore them straight out of the box. There have been times where I even ditch my tennis shoes for these, because they’re just as nice on my feet but 100 times cuter. I’ve commuted to work, ran around the office, and have even danced in these heels. If I had to, I bet I could even run a race in them. 

Other Vivaia shoppers have had the same positive experience. One reviewer said they’re the only heels they wear, claiming the style is the “most comfortable shoe [they’ve] ever worn.” Another shopper said they struggle with bunions, yet the Vivaia heels fit “beautifully” and “most importantly, comfortably.”   

The heels have a $97–$145 price tag (depending on the selected style and color), however, the lowest priced shoe is so popular, it’s already sold out. But shoppers say they’re “well worth the price,” and I can attest. Shop some of my favorite styles below, along with the full lineup on the Vivaia website. 

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Shop now: $139; vivaia.com

PHOTO: VIVAIA

Shop now: $139; vivaia.com