I think about some of the heels I used to wear in my 20's--never again! If I'm wearing a high heel or a wedge it absolutely has to be comfy!
Let's start with travel. When you're hitting the road or walking through massive airports you really want to be comfy. I am impressed when I see travelers in sky high heels but for me, on a travel day, a high heel is not the way to go. I recently had a few trips to NYC and I wore a pair of Superstar Adidas--they are SO comfy! And you can really wear them with so many things.
And I love them with jeans! Dress em up or dress em down!
I recently made a huge rookie mistake. I was excited about a new pair of slip on bcbg sneakers. They were still very stiff so I don't know why I decided to wear them while traveling. I had the worst blisters by the time I got to my first gate. Don't wear any brand new shoe on a travel day! It's a good idea to test the waters and wear them around you house to try and break them in a little.
I really do swear by a wedge. If you want the height without the pain go with a wedge. They'll lean your legs and you really can go all day in a good wedge. Tory Burch does a great job at a comfy wedge. This black Sally Wedge is one of my go to's and I have a nude patent leather peep toe that I love. Tory Burch is good about having sales too. Sign up for their emails and you get private access to their sale!
I first saw these sky high navy Stuart Weitzman wedges on Kate Middleton. I signed up for their emails and nabbed them when they were 50% off. This Navy pair is half off right now on Amazon Prime. And the Haze Suede pair is 50% off now at 6pm.com. The width is narrow I reccomend going a size up!
There's also a similar pair from J. Crew Factory on sale right now in Navy & Flax.
The infamous red bottom soles! For years I've been admiring at a distance. I think I first saw Sandra Bullock wearing a nude Christian Louboutin heel on stage accepting an award. Her nude pump paired with a cute LBD made her legs look miles long! Here's the deal if I'm going to splurge on a heel like this they are not going to be my "30 minute" shoes. I can honestly wear these for hours. They are tall but the platform helps. This is the Bianca heel. I tried on the So Kate --I wanted to throw them in front of a semi! The sales lady at the West Hollywood location said it's their number one seller! Girls try them on saying, "Ohhhh these are so painful! I'll take them!" I CAN'T!
This black pair is also comfy! I really can leap and walk in them for hours.
Now these are my luxe loves. But I still wear budget buys too. I have an $8 wedge that is just as comfy and a nude $40 heel from Dilliards that I wore out the spikes I loved em so much--I just don't have the pics of em
What are your go to stylish, comfy shoes?
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