over50feeling40: Tenevis for My Aching Back
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Jan 12, 2012

Tenevis for My Aching Back

WD.NY Cardigan: Marshalls
Sigrid Olsen T: Marshalls
Denim Skirt and Blue Tights: Lane Bryant
Boots: Ross

“Fairy Tales will come true, it can happen to you, if you’re young at heart……..”

Yes, I am young at heart and wore an outfit today which makes me feel youthful. However, my body is saying otherwise. This week was one of the worst doctor’s visits I have personally experienced….and, I know, it could be worse. But, my spine is deteriorating!! Literally, I am on the cusp of Osteoporosis….bummer. I have shrunk from 5’8 ½” to 5’8”!! I had hoped to be standing tall and straight as I age, but, Rhett, I will think about that tomorrow.

Scarf:  Marshalls
Bracelet:  Forever 21

This is one of the reasons I am so excited about my new athletic shoes from Tenevis by Good Feet . I think they are a major reason why my back has ceased to hurt when I sleep. So, I decided to interview Dan McCarthy, designer and principal at Tenevis by Good Feet about this unique shoe.

He said, “The concept of this shoe was born in Pusan, Korea by YS Hwang, a footwear manufacturer. His original premise was to create a men’s dress shoe that improved posture and alleviated the load on your joints and back, so we took the same ideas and brought them to the U.S. market for athletic shoes.”

They do not claim to burn more calories than any other shoe, but they do claim to help posture and alleviate wear on joints….a great coincidence…exactly what I need right now! Dan is quick to stress that this is not a rocker shoe! “We decided to partner with Good Feet,” he said, “because they are the experts in footbeds, and we wanted the industry-leading footbed technology.” The shoe hopefully makes walking effortless, thus allowing us to walk farther and longer by alleviating the joint pain…something I have been struggling more with lately. By making walking a more enjoyable experience, then hopefully we will do more of it!

They have plans for many versions of this shoe for men and women. You might check out their video here.  Their website will also tell you  if you can find the shoes in a local retailer. My aching back, which is apparently in bad shape, is so happy to welcome Tenevis to my closet!! This should keep me young at heart longer!!

Now, hop on over to Katherine's Corner for the Thursday blog hop and meet some fabulous ladies:



  1. You are looking fabulous in your jean skirt Pam....super cute bracelet too!

    Inspiration for You, Your Home, & Everywhere in Between!

  2. Green and brown are one of my favorite combinations. I usually wear it in the shoulder seasons -fall, spring- so I can blend in with nature.

    Are those the shoes with the spring in the heel?

  3. Hi Pam
    Your outfit is indeed youthful
    Love the jean skirt and boot combination
    I love the colors you are wearing
    I will check out Tenevis, very ineresting
    When i was in better shape i did a lot of walking
    I did not like my runners, they were not comfortable,maybe Tenevis will do the trick

  4. Pam, I absolutely hated the news that I, too, had "shrunk" a bit! But I am fighting back, as you are, with exercise, yoga and nutrition. You denim skirt outfit is indeed young at heart and very "You" - love it.

  5. You are gorgeous, and forever youthful. Sincerely sorry to hear about the osteo. I have lost 1/2 inch in height too. Doctors have not said anything about it at all. Although I have mentioned it I was 5'9 " and now I am 5'8 1/2"!Thank you for joining Katherines Corner favorite things hop today.Big Hugs!! P.S> Don't forget to enter the pink poodle giveaway

  6. These really look great! I need shoes for shopping and walking around when we go to activities! And yes...you do look wonderful! ♥

  7. You look beautiful! Love the outfit!

    I am following you through the favorite things hop.

    Have a great day!


  8. I love the outfit!! I am gong to check out those sneaks!
    I shrank from 5'3 7/8 to 5'3 1/2. super! more blubber in less space!

  9. I gave myself a 1/2 years ago. Doc never checks my height, just ask what it is. You look great and I LOVE your outfit. Stopping by from Katherine's corner.

  10. So glad the shoes are giving you a bit of relief!

  11. Back pain is the worst, so I am glad the new shoes are helping!

  12. It's terrible having a bad back - so I'm glad you've found shoes that help alleviate the pain - I slipped a disc a couple of years ago, ouch!

  13. You look sooooooooooo gorgeous in skirt, she said yet again, lol.
    Do let us know if they really work, lovely pam.

  14. Love the outfit:)
    Nice to meet you- stopping by from the over 40 hop.


  15. Beautiful outfit! Love the earthy tones!

    ..and I hope your back gets better! :)

  16. Thanks for visiting my blog (Create A Beautiful Life), I'm following you back. I love your style. I'm over 50 too but definitely not feeling 40 anymore, even though I am young at heart!

  17. you look fantastic but I"m sorry to hear you had a bad doctor's visit!
    hope those shoes help!

  18. sorry to hear about your back and osteo problems
    getting older just plain sucks!!!
    cute outfit though :)

  19. Beautiful in this mix of colors! I too have osteoporosis, so sorry to hear that you are having pain. Hope the shoes help!

  20. OK, I have got to ask...what size do you wear in skirts and pants? I notice that you buy things at Lane Bryant and I am just curious. I think you look fabulous and your blog is such an encouragement.

  21. I'm sorry about the doctor's visit and the osteoporosis concerns. You have such a pleasant, positive outlook. (And you look cute, cozy and chic in this outfit.) Wishing you health!

  22. Oh, Pam, I'm sorry to hear about the back. Did you ask Tenevis when they might come out with stylish boots?

  23. Hope all pain goes away!If it's of any help you look fabulus in this casual outfit and you are an expert on choosing bracelets!

  24. Great advice! Especially when it comes to silhouette.
    I notice in quite a few (so-called well dressed people) the lines of the apparel are not in harmony with the shape of the shoe.

  25. Oxygen has many beautiful options and features!!! I’m adverse to such a narrow column for writing though so I’m not sure it would be right for me.
    I look forward to seeing how it looks on the blogs that adopt it.


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