Fashion: Shoes
Shoes with built-in Step   (+4)  [vote for, against]

After standing for 5 hours straight at a show recently I realized that my discomfort would have been alleviated greatly if I could only shift around a little and put either of my feet up on a step briefly. I think a pair of shoes with some sort of built in step would be magnificent. Mechanism? Telescoping rod, collapsing/retracting/hinged plate? Since you are not using this a a true step, the "step" would only need to be sturdy enough to support the weight of your leg.
-- blahginger, Mar 12 2006

Or do the Masai thing, and stand on one leg only http://www.geocitie...images/image491.jpg
(Of course, you may require a spear to do this, depending on your balance.) [DrCurry, Mar 13 2006]

Masai Barefoot Technology shoes
Help with this problem. [wagster, Mar 13 2006]

Maybe you just need better shoes - aren't Dr. Scholl's designed for people who need to stand all day?

I must admit, I have felt the need for a resting aid when doing the standing all day thing, but what I thought would be good is something you can rest your knee on. A sort of knee stilt or something.
-- DrCurry, Mar 13 2006

How about wearing one high heel and one flat? Then just switch feet at midday.
-- Galbinus_Caeli, Mar 13 2006

random, halfbakery