How about a post on the best comfortable sexy shoes? Maybe I am not trying expensive enough brands but I feel like half the shoes I buy at DSW end up being so uncomfortable I can’t even wear them when I’ll only be walking a leeetle bit.
Ahhh, comfy and cute is a relatively easy one, but comfy and sexy? A bit more challenging, in my opinion. But I’m up to it! Here are my picks, all under $200.
Yes, you’re sick of hearing me say it … but too bad! These shoes are THE BEST. Mid-height heel, cushy footbed, roomy toe-box, and fantastically walkable. The silver pictured above is truly fab, but they come in several shades of brown, black, and red if you’re willing to stalk older generations on eBay.
I haven’t worn this exact shoe, but my experience with Born has been entirely positive. These folks know how to design a shoe that makes even the fussiest of feet happy. This style – with the high vamp, peep toe, and slingback details – is super hot this season and just about every maker has a version. But you can bet the Born iteration will be comfiest.
These guys are the bargain of the bunch, and I think they are simply irresistible. The straps are thin, so they may cause problems if you’ve got sensitive ankles or heels, but the heel is at once sassy and sturdy, and the stud detailing such fun. Jump shoes are super quirky in design, but fantastically comfortable in my experience.
Camper Bianca, $112
Again, my experience is with the brand, not the shoe. But Camper designs heels made from solid, flexible rubber. Soles are generally crafted from the same material, as is the case here. This means you get support and stability, but also a little bit o’ give. SO helpful if you’re walking long distances. And these Biancas would look equally awesome on bare legs or worn over tights come fall.
My pair of Sofft shoes are just that: SOFT. Like little foot cushions, but with heels. And I’d bet my life these patent pumps are no different. Plus, just look at that sassy little platform. Meeeow!
These are from a few seasons back, but totally timeless, in my opinion. My red suede pair never fails to draw compliments, and I adore them fervently. That almond toe is super flattering, the construction is top-notch, and the heel very walk-able.
If all these heels are making your head spin, try these babies on for size. Patent leather and a peep-toe make this sleek flat fabulously sexy. And they come in turquoise, too!
Now, I realize that these are spendier than many of you might like, but here’s the thing: Comfortable shoes are expensive. They’re harder to design and costlier to construct than cheap shoes made from shoddy materials. Especially when we’re talking about something with interesting design details and loads of sass. Making a cute, cheap, comfy BOOT is slightly easier than making a cute, cheap, comfy pump because a boot has a more forgiving, boxy shape. But if you want both comfy and sexily eye-catching, you should be willing to invest. Here’s why it’ll be worth it:
- Not all of your sexy shoes need to be comfy. A few cheapie pairs that only get worn for sit-down occasions can supplement your collection.
- Not all of your comfy shoes need to be sexy. As I mentioned above, comfy boots can come cheap as can comfy sneakers.
- You’re likely to wear these shoes hard, so ponying up for a quality pair will pay off. Remember the importance of cost-per-use.