I know I know I know. Shoes need to be walkable. And comfortable. I hear that every time I do a post about shoes. MOST women over 40 or 50 insist on some level of comfort, and we’re all going to have different requirements when it comes to shoes. Fit, foot issues, heel height, versatility, etc all play a role in the shoes we choose and those that become our go-to’s.
One of the only positive things to come out of the health scare of the last couple of years is an emphasis on comfort. We all demand comfort, and some of us, like me, want our comfort with a strong dose of style. Fortunately, these shoes deliver both.
I was excited to partner with Vivaia on this video. I love how sustainable, stylish, and supremely comfortable their shoes are. They’re also machine washable! In addition to classics like ballet flats, Vivaia also has the latest shoe trends, all designed to keep you chic and comfortable.
Here, my 5 favorite shoe trends that are actually comfortable.
Square Toed Flat
For those of you who have always shunned a pointy toe because you considered them uncomfortable, or because foot issues prevented you from wearing them, let me introduce you to the square toe. It’s chic, modern, and gives your toes plenty of wiggle room. I love this style with the contrasting trim, and the v-opening at the top that elongates the foot the way a pointy version would, without the pain.
Kitten Heeled Mules
A shorter heel is a definite trend, and a pretty pair of feminine mules with a low heel is a stylish and comfortable alternative to pumps or other heels for a dressier look. I love this style, which hugs the foot and stays on. The techknit fabric means it doesn’t pinch the toes at all, even with an elongated style.
Block Heeled Slides
If you prefer an open-toe heel, a slide with a comfortable, low, block heel (this one has a cool modern shape) is a great option. These are comfortable, and the ribbed techknit fabric hugs the foot so they stay on. The square toe adds to the modern style.
Fun embellished loafers or slip on “smoking” slipper style flats have been trending for a few years, and I love how they add a touch of fun and whimsy to an otherwise simple outfit. This style with the insignia is my fave, but simpler styles are also available. They all feature a rounded toe and padded insoles for comfort.
My single most worn pair of shoes right now is a pair of slip-on flats. They combine comfort, practicality, and style. I adore this feminine pair with a slightly pointed toe and a bow, but there is a version of this style for every personal style, from minimal to edgy.
Which of these styles is your favorite? And which could you see bringing into your wardrobe? Let me know in the comments!