My favorite footwear styles fall into two categories: those I love to wear, and those I wish I could wear. My fussy feet prefer a flexible, cushiony, closed shoe. Preferably flat, or no higher than two inches. I have given up on anything that has a strap or is strappy.

The ones I love to wear:

  • Boots. My all time favourite footwear because they’re comfortable and dramatic (I’m daring with my boot styles). I would wear boots everyday if I could. Living in Seattle gives me plenty of opportunity and I’m not complaining.
  • Dressy ballet flats. They are versatile, practical and fun. They always do the distance.
  • “Chuck Taylor” Converse sneakers. There is no substitute for this retro sneaker look.
  • Chunky round-toed pumps. The heels are stable and the look suits my personal style. They are funkier than thin heeled, pointy-toe shoes.
  • Fluffy slippers. Because our hardwood floors are hard and because Rosie likes to chew on them.

The ones I wish I could wear:

  • Chunky peep-toe pumps
  • Strappy wedge sandals with broad ankle straps
  • Dainty thong sandals
  • Shoes with exaggerated buckle detailing
  • Gladiator sandals

Which footwear styles are your favourites and why? (If anyone says running shoes I’m going to faint).