We don’t know about you, but most days, it feels like stilettos and sky-high heels are a thing of our youth. Instead, we find ourselves reaching for the classics that are worn in, comfortable, and timeless (usually nude and black heels, though we’re prone to go for the pretty shoes once in a while too!). Thanks to our tried and true tips below, you don’t have to sacrifice style for comfort when it comes to your shoes!
Go for heels with greater stability. Kitten heels (like this pair by Michael Kors), wedges (this Jeffrey Campbell pair offers extra support with the ankle straps), and block heels (check out these by Tahari!) are far easier to navigate than stilettos. Also, in general, it’s a good idea to go for heels have a bit of a platform at the front of the shoe so that there is more of a cushion between the ground and your foot and the heel height is actually less severe than it appears. Finally, ladies, flats are always a good idea, so make sure to invest in a timeless pair like the ones offered by Tory Burch!
Use supplements. If you haven’t yet jumped on the shoe liner bandwagon, then run to your nearest Marshall’s/T.J. Maxx or Ross to find the greatest deals on these (also available online if you prefer not to leave the comfort of your couch to shop!). These liners are lighter than socks and have a little gel patch on the back of your foot to keep them from moving around within your shoes. We just recently started wearing these and the cushion and comfort are amazing! If you prefer more support though, there are tons of different gel cushioning options at your local drugstore or shoe store.
Wear gym shoes on your commute. A recent trip to Washington DC had us in awe of how many women wear tennis shoes on their commutes. For most women, it seems counterintuitive to wear tennis shoes with our work clothes, especially suits, but as we’ve said before, this can totally be accomplished stylishly, so here are our tips on how to wear sneakers with skirts!
How do you make your footwear more comfortable for long work days and/or your commute?