I enjoyed Alyson Walsh’s article on how to keep your feet looking great when you’re older because it not only gives tips on footcare but also has some nice suggestions for comfortable footwear brands.

Commenters on Alyson’s own website, That’s Not My Age, are chiming in with more suggestions for comfy shoes. A few brands mentioned are: Birkenstock, Mephisto, Stubbs & Wootton, and Varca. I’m liking the look of some of the leather and suede Varcas, and would love to hear if you have ever tried the brand.

Lisa from Amid Privilege is considering a pair of slides to amp up her footwear style. Her readers are also recommending shoes by Arche, Naot, Jack Rogers and Bernardo.

Alyson’s post also reminded me to take another look at Camper. My now retired black knee-high Camper boots are still the most comfortable shoes I have ever sported. The last few years, their styles were a bit too sporty and rugged for my own style preferences, but several of their current styles look very promising (all available in different colours): Beth, Beth II, Maude, Isadora, Twins.

I’m curious, have you recently come across new-to-you or tried-and-tested footwear brands that make a stylish and comfortable shoe? 

Fab Links from Our Members

Is It OK To Wear Nude Hose Again?” Joy found this article interesting because it declares that the return of nude hose was demanded by women who want a more finished look.

Suz thinks The Refinery’s head-to-toe wardrobe capsule approach might be a litte more realistic for those of us who live in a four season climate.

This Wardrobe Oxygen blog post explains a lot of Vildy’s frustration with retail: stores keep changing their focus and customer profile.

Kirstjen and Vildy both wanted to share “Fashion’s Secret Blockbusters” — an article about popular items that reliably sell out and return season after season. It made Vildy wish she was a lot richer: “I would be happy buying just one style of pants, one jacket, one dress. And be able to shop the way traditional men used to shop: just replace what works since it’s always in stock.”

Olivegreen directs us to this article about “The Gamine in Many Guises“.