Believe it or not, comfortable shoes are “in style” this season. Get ready to bring on the ballet flats, wedges, and low heel styles.
While comfort is becoming more and more important even to the most prissy fashionistas, style can not be compromised. Most people think of their grandmother’s loafers when they hear “comfort footwear”, but be prepared to forget everything you think you knew about comfortable shoes.
Blogs like BarkingDogShoes.com are dedicated solely to blogging about comfortable shoes. While I try to cover this subject often, Kirsten at Barking Dog Shoes does a much better job than me! If you want to know about all the sales, new styles, and which pairs to buy, you definitely need to check out her blog.
In my search for the perfect pair of comfortable shoes, I’ve found several pairs that I love.
Some shoe brands known for their distinct styles and unsurpassed comfort includes:
Of course there are more brands that focus primarily on comfort footwear, but those are my personal favorites. Lots of these brands are really taking it up a notch with their Fall styles this year. I’ve blogged about several really gorgeous pairs this week so far.
Here are a few pairs that I personally own and love…
Naturalizer Voluminous Peep-toe Slingback Heels – $34, Softspots Aelia Leather Mary Jane – $80, Sofft Fiorenza Patent Leather Pumps – $105
L to R: Softspots Paxton Wedge Slip-on – $75, Naot Trendy Mary Jane – $170 , Indigo by Clarks Hope Pump – $30
Flats and more:
L to R: Clarks Cajun Cloud Flat – $25 and up, Hush Puppies Fast Slip-on Ballerina Flat – $40, Dr. Scholl’s Dance Clog – $55,
Please don’t even ask me what I was thinking of when I I bought the Dr. Scholl’s Dance Clog. I’m pretty sure it was a complete and total lapse of sanity on my part… In all seriousness, I saw a woman hailing a cab wearing them with a cute dress and a scarf around her neck. She looked so cute and somehow the shoes looked great with her outfit. I had seen them online before so I knew exactly what shoes they were. So I came home and looked them up online, saw them on sale on Amazon.com for $30 and decided to go for it… I was a little disappointed in them though. With bare feet, my pinky toe gets stuck in the little holes in the side. And they are slippery and hard to keep on your feet which makes them impossible to wear with socks, unless you wear them with slipper socks with the little rubber grippies on the bottom. In theory, I totally thought they would work, but they just didn’t… For me anyway. Does anyone else have a pair???
In conclusion, my point in all of this was to say that there are finally some comfortable and practical shoes out there that really keep up with the trends! Check out sites like Shoeline.com that are specifically geared towards comfort footwear.
You can also shop for shoes at Overstock.com and find brands like Naturalizer and Sofft at seriously discounted prices. You can also check out your local TJ Maxx and Marshalls for the latest styles from Clarks, Sofft and Aerosoles.