I shop all over the place and like you, I’m more likely to have better success at some retailers than others. Some women my age find treasures at Forever 21 but I’m not one of them. Now if there were a Forever 51… I might have better luck.
I hate to sacrifice style for comfort in my shoes so today I’m sharing a few brands who combine them well.
They have been in business since 1825! I bought my first pair of Clarks last spring and they won’t be my last. These have a lightweight cushioned wedge that gives me a bit of height but is only equivalent to 1/2″ heel. They close around the ankle with a Velcro closure in back so I can adjust how snug I want them.
Clarks has innovative underfoot cushioning and is constantly working to make shoes which keep feet healthy and feeling comfy.
They make super comfy boots, shoes, and sandals. I have a pair of their classic Sheepskin Shearling Lined Short Boot and love them. I wore these sandals in silver all summer and they were as comfortable as slippers.
They run wide which works for me because I have a wide foot. These driving moccasins look great for spring and come in seven colors.
I started buying this brand many years ago. Their website says “they care for your feet while combining fashion and comfort”. Most have rubberized outsoles, cork midsoles, flaxseed footbeds, and Poron® performance urethane padding. All that is to say, they are very comfortable. This was my first pair of Gentle Souls which I wore to death! I love the arch support, soft leather and their ergonomic fit which redistributes pressure for ultimate comfort. I have the earlier version of this flat which is the perfect all day shoe. And how pretty are these for summer?
I have several pairs of their booties and wear them often. Munro shoes and boots are available in 19 sizes and 5 widths to guarantee you can get the correct fit for your foot. I should have bought two pairs of these because they’re no longer available and I love them!
Their heel heights measure the elevation of the heel above the ball of the foot, not from the floor which indicates the podiatric impact of a shoe on the foot. Amazon has a large selection of Munro here, as does Zappos here, and of course, Nordstrom…where most of mine are from.
I need to pick and choose which garments flatter me at Eileen Fisher because many of their silhouettes are too voluminous on me. But their shoes are a different story. They fit my foot, lifestyle and are super comfy. I bought my first pair several years ago during a marathon shopping day. My sore tootsies couldn’t walk one more step and blisters were forming. I passed the Eileen Fisher table shoe table and left wearing a pair. They’re soft leather, roomy and have lots of cushioning. These aren’t budget shoes but they aren’t astronomically priced either and you can usually find them discounted throughout the year.
I have since added several pair of booties and sandals which I can rely on to always be comfortable.
This is a Danish shoe company who has been making shoes for over 50 years. They make shoes for work and play. So far I’ve only tried their sneakers. Wearing sneakers outside of the gym is a very new concept for me. I always felt they were cumbersome and unattractive but this pair sold me on the concept. They have a removable insole which gives you room to add your orthotics.
I now have these sneakers in black, white and recently added this rose dust color for spring. I also spotted a gorgeous blue pair and anticipate owning more of this shoe in my future. Fashion sneakers are all the rage this spring and they fit my casual lifestyle.
When I was working retail and standing all day, I invested in Beautifeel, Thierry Rabotin, Taryn Rose, Arche which I still wear to this day. Shoes can often make or break my day, so comfort is key but I still want them to be stylish.
Do you have brands you recommend?
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