Arrive in Style
Whether you walk, take public transit or drive to work, the shoes you wear all day at work are often not the most comfortable option for your commute.
No matter how cute your trainers are, odds are they don’t complement your business attire unless you work in a fitness studio or it happens to be casual Friday at your office every day. I love a great running shoe but there is no need to compromise your style when a little comfort on your commute is all you are looking for. Here are some great options:
A flat riding boot will take you anywhere. Choose a classic pair and you’ll wear them for years to come. Wear them when you are commuting in a skirt, dress or pants to be worn with flats. If your calves are either on the full or small side, look for a boot with stretchy fabric inserts. This style option is flattering to both sizes and comfortable to boot (I couldn’t resist that one…)! On weekends, wear your riding boots over leggings or skinny jeans and pair with a long cardigan or tunic to look instantly pulled together.
Ballet flats are chic and comfortable. Even better, they are seemingly everywhere right now at every price point. When in doubt, go with an opaque tight as the weather gets cooler. For those who are feeling a bit adventurous, try experimenting with tights in different textures and patterns. In the wintertime, keep your flats at the office to slip into when you want to give your feet a break from heels. Pair your flats with slim cut jeans or casual dresses on the weekend for running errands and meeting up with friends.
If wearing a pant that requires a heel, try a comfy medium heeled boot for your commute. To boost the comfort factor, details to look for include a thick heel, a moderate platform and a rubber sole. These can also be worn with your skirts and dresses or on weekends with a pair of jeans for a casual dinner.
A few great shoe sources:
Higher: Cole Haan, Michael Kors
Mid-Range: JCrew, Nine West
Lower: The Gap, Zara
By Kim England