Life on Crutches: Step One Get a Stylish Backpack

We are nearing the end of my journey with crutches and a broken foot. I got great news at the doctor last week and was able to stop using my crutches and put weight on my foot again. I still have to wear the walking boot, but it has made such a difference being able to get around on my own! I can’t wait until I can actually wear a normal shoe.

Since my journey is coming to an end, I thought I would impart some advice to the next person that might need to use crutches. Aside from getting flats (see my previous post here) and getting crutch pads (see my previous post here) you need to get a stylish backpack. When you try to go to work, out with friends, out to eat, you need a way to carry your laptop or phone and other personal belongings. I tried to carry my purse around, but it really threw off my balance with the crutches, so my husband let me borrow his backpack to carry my stuff around. Let me tell you it was a lifesaver! There is no way I could have done it without that backpack.

If I wouldn’t have spent all of my money on flats, the next thing I would have purchased is a stylish backpack…and who knows, I still might need one to lug my laptop around from home, to work, to school. Here are my top stylish backpack choices for life on crutches:

Adidas Climacool 2 Backpack ($46)

I carried my husband’s Adidas backpack around and really loved it, but I would need to get a girlier version. This would be great for traveling or hiking.


Prada Backpack ($795)

I have wanted a Prada Backpack ever since Larisa Oleynik wore hers in 10 Things I Hate About You. It is stylish and gorgeous! It also comes in black, blue and red.

a149f81de7c81582584700cb326bd68cMarc Jacobs Preppy Nylon Backpack ($248)

I love the color of this backpack!


Coach Signature Backpack ($278)

I love all things Coach and this is just sleek and sophisticated.


Michael Kors Jetset Backpack ($328)

I can’t decide which color I like best, maybe white for summer.


Let me know if you have any other suggestions for the list.

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  1. I think the Marc Jacobs one is my fav!

    Lauren Elizabeth
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