‘Worishofers’ granny sandal shoes make their way into Hollywood

July 26th, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI  


New York, July 26 (ANI): Worishofers, which were known as
granny sandal shoes, are now giving comfort to Hollywood stars, it has been

The Worishofer (that’s pronounced wer-sher-fer) is meant to
ease the pain of bunions, while a shock-absorbing sole lessens the impact of

But even with the promise of a comfortable stroll, it’s
still shocking that the less-than-chic footwear have found their way onto the
famous feet of cool kids from Maggie Gyllenhaal to M.I.A. - not to mention NYC
hipsters, who this summer are snapping them up in droves.

Handcrafted in Germany, the cork-soled slip-ons were
designed by a podiatrist and have been manufactured since the 1940s.

In a 2007 ‘Today’ show segment, podiatrist Suzanne Levine
gave the shoes an “A+” for foot care, while a style expert
acknowledged they “are made for old grandmas.”

In 2010, that’s exactly the draw-though the tragically hip
cry comfort as their excuse for sporting the un-sexy shoes, the real allure is
the so-uncool-it’s-cool cred they offer.

“They’re the most comfortable shoes on the
planet,” the New York Daily News quoted Slate magazine associate editor
Jessica Grose as saying.

“And because they have a little bit of a heel, you
don’t feel frumpy in them,” added Grose. (ANI)

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