Monday, 13 March 2017

20 Pairs of Chic Shoes Designed with both Style and Comfort in Mind

When you hear the term ‘comfort shoes’ your first thought is probably – shoes that my granny might wear – but when you think that it’s on trend right now to wear your sneakers to the office, on tv and definitely all day everywhere else it’s surprising that shoe designers aren’t taking comfort into account when designing your next pair of heels. 

There are some who seem to be able to wear their vertiginous designer heels all day and night without any problem.  I, unfortunately, have never been one of them, so I want my heels to look good but also be of above average comfort to wear, which means buying into a brand that specialises in just that.  Most of these brands have now realised that they have a far wider audience than traditionally, that most of us want to be both chic and comfortable and not end up with blisters so the collections are growing all the time.

Unisa Beige Suede Sandals with High Block HeelUnisa blue suede peep toe block heel shoeClarks nude patent platform court shoeCarvela Comfort Metallic Leather Sandals

There are still occasions that demand a pair of heels rather than sneakers, and having had sore feet so many times I now refuse to wear something that doesn’t let me walk in comfort and survive an evening out without ripping them off, going barefoot or putting on flats.

Carvela Comfort Cut Out Suede SandalUnisa Two Part SandalGeox nude mid heel pumpUnisa slingback shoeClarks Block Heel Court Shoe - nude alsoUnisa Black peep toe platform slingback courtClarks black patent pointed toe court shoeCarvela Comfort navy suede sandal
The brands you want to look for, if you want really comfortable shoes, are Geox, Gabor, Unisa, Carvela Comfort and Clarks, who have re-invented themselves brilliantly. More about them in another post.
Geox Pink and Orange Suede Sandal - Blue and Yellow alsoGeox leather and mesh slingback pointed toe pumpUnisa Peep Toe Block heel SandalsClarks blue suede platform court shoe
Most of these shoe brands offer everything from sneakers to high heels.  All of them build in extra comfort.  So for your next pair of block heel sandals, peep toe sling-backs or stiletto pumps take a look here if you want to be able to walk all day and on.
Geox Lana peep toe court shoeGeox Taupe Block Heeled Court Shoe - other coloursGabor sand patent high heel platform court shoeGeox Block Heel Black Leather Platform Sandal
When you browse through these brands you will find everything from very classic low heeled shoes to some real gems, and the best place to find all of them is online.