Not long ago I made the decision to rescue my back. For many years, wearing heels for my career had taken a toll on my joints and back. Dancing to complicated choreographies, moving my hips from side to side, and even throwing myself on the floor to land on my knees, all while in heels, caused damage to my lower back and hip joints. Plus, the long hours spent standing while shooting telenovelas killed my feet. So, nowadays flat shoes are my friends, and I wear them all the time. There are so many beautiful flats to choose from! I like tennis shoes and love the slippers with fun embroidery (skulls, happy faces, kitties, eyes, etc.), like the ones by Charlotte Olympia. Since I like to feel comfortable and wear shoes from my own collection, the Thalia Sodi Collection at Macy's, I made sure to include flats and pretty sandals with low heels.
I like to feel grounded, and flat shoes make me feel that way. That does not mean I don't love my heels! When I have to wear them to walk on the red carpet or when I attend a party, I do so proudly — the more sparkle and bling they have, the better. Glam heels make me swoon. But in my day-to-day life I prefer to wear flats and low heels, and I carry them with me everywhere. If I decide to wear high heels for a meeting, I make sure to take a pair of flats with me, inside of a cute bag, and keep it in the car or even inside of a large purse. That way, when I am done or get tired, I can quickly change. Plus, when you are a mom running after a 4-year-old son and an 8-year-old daughter, flat shoes come in really handy.