Oct
16
2012

6 stylish and comfortable shoes

Leave those velcro sandals and hiking boots at home

There's no need to sacrifice style for comfort when you're off exploring cities like Chicago or New York City. Here are our favourite chic and comfy walking shoes.

  • Hush Puppies - AS RNR Jazz Oxford

    Oxfords are going casual, worn with anything from cute, short dresses and leggings to cropped pants or denim. But the traditional, structured leather oxfords can be uncomfortable to walk in all day. These oxfords combine the attitude and edge of Anna Sui with the comfort of Hush Puppies. ($140; Hush Puppies)

  • Cole Haan - Air Reesa Buckle Ballet

    Next to sneakers, ballet flats are probably the most comfortable thing to walk in for an extended period of time. The only problem is that they generally don't offer very much arch support and the soles are so thin that you can feel every pebble on the ground. These are the exception. Not only can the elegant style take you from day to night, but the sole is cushioned with Nike AIR technology, so you get the best of both worlds. ($150 USD, Cole Haan)

  • Sperry - Women's Bluefish 2-Eye Boat Shoe

    The classic boat shoe gets a makeover with the addition of a linen accent. Not only are these trendy and comfortable, but the water resistant leather lets you hop around in the rain so you don't waste time on your trip waiting for the weather to clear up. ($85; Sperry)

  • TOMS - Burnt Chambray Women's Botas

    In just six short years, TOMS has climbed to the top as the go-to shoe for everyday casual footwear. To break away from the omnipresent classic canvas slip-on, try the lace-up botas in chambray. ($89; TOMS)

  • John Fluevog - Angels Chelsea Boot

    If you can bring just one pair of shoes for your trip, make it these simple black boots from John Fluevog. The snug fit and durability takes you from city streets to the great outdoors. Pair them with skinny jeans or a cute dress. ($215; John Fluevog)

  • Converse - Chuck Taylor Missoni

    The famous bold zig-zag pattern of Missoni has found its way onto Converse Chuck Taylors in this collaboration. These are certainly not for Converse purists, but definitely for those who like a bit of chic with their Chucks. ($200; Converse)

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