What I’ve enjoyed most about footwear this season is the enormous variety. The ‘90s are trending, which has made chunky platforms and flatforms across a range of styles oh-so current. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of refined and classic footwear either. There are neutrals, non-neutrals, and as many dressy as there are casual looks. Sneakers are the shoe of this fashion era, but there is more to choose from, if that’s your cup of tea.
1. 27 Edit Naturalizer Footwear
This brand offers pretty good arch support, and padded comfy footbeds. If you’re after a dainty slingback with a high heel or flat heel that needs to fit a higher volume foot, try the Felicia Slingback, and the Makenna Slingback. Their toe boxes are surprisingly roomy, and can accommodate smaller bunions. Some of the styles and colours come in wide widths.
2. Madewell Marseilla Ankle-Strap Sandal
If you can wear dainty flats with supportive hard outer soles and soft cushioning footbeds, try these. Your feet do not feel too close to the ground because of the hard material of the soles. I have them in the cream and love them. Soft leather, dainty, pretty, versatile, and no rubbing so far. I have low-volume feet, so they look a little wide in the toe box, yet the fit does not look off and I find the style very comfortable. The ankle strap keeps the flats securely fastened, and I can walk for hours in them. They look especially great with skirts and dresses, although I wear them with cropped jeans and pants too. Well-made and comes in half sizes.
3. Cole Haan Sandals
Hubs Greg and I are big fans of Cole Haan footwear because it’s well-made, polished, comfortable, and spans a range of classic and trendy looks. If you’re after a pair of classic, gorgeous, and extremely comfy toe-loop sandals, try the Anica Lux Sandal. Clients who don’t typically wear toe-loop styles are wearing them because they are so comfortable. The substantial soles provide good support so you don’t feel too close to the ground. The Josie Fisherman Sandal is one of the best and most comfortable high-heeled dressy sandals around at the moment. Of course, if you can manage the 2.75 inch heels.