Relax your mind – and your feet!

Christa Kummer talks about her life and her passion for shoes

Dr. Christa Kummer (hydrogeologist, climatologist and theologian) made history as the first female weather reporter to appear on Austrian television over 23 years ago. It’s safe to say that when people think of the weather, they think of Christa Kummer – and, of course, her trademark high heels! Her repertoire also includes giving lectures and presenting major events, and she’s even made a name for herself as an author, too. 

People are used to seeing me on TV in striking high heels. My love of beautiful shoes started when I was young. However, in my free time, I like to wear a much wider range of shoes than some might think – from  high heels to sneakers!

I thought I’d take you on a little trip. When I’m not at work, I love spending time in the great outdoors – but since we’re not talking walking boots today, I’ve decided to champion the benefits of relaxation for the mind and feet instead. I’m off to Kamptal, to a relaxation oasis for women. First things first: what to pack? I don’t want to carry too much, so I need a couple of really versatile outfits, like my little black dress with my denim jacket. These over-the-knee boots are trendy, super-comfy, and match my travelling outfit perfectly – plus they’re sexy, to boot! 


After checking in at the wellness centre and a quick change of shoes, it’s time to explore – and these chic sneakers make it all the easier. (This time I actually only brought three pairs of shoes with me – I was testing myself! But with these three models, it really was love at first sight!) 

My favourite time of day is always the evening, when the lights are low and the atmosphere gets cosy. Time for a cocktail, and thanks to my multi-purpose outfit I’m ready to strut into the bar in style, in an elegant pair of high heels, of course. Even outside of work, I can’t do without them in the evenings!  


The soft suede upper on these heels means they don’t rub, so I can stand in them for hours without a moment’s discomfort!

What I look for in a pair of shoes: 

High quality, affordability, sophisticated materials and a trendy design! These are my prerequisites – after all, these feet will be carrying me through many decades of life. It’s not only our minds that need to relax and unwind: our feet deserve it, too. And they deserve to do it in style!

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