Must we sacrifice style for comfort in shoes?

 

Comfort is Key

 

 

The answer to the above question, most of the time, is yes. Why? I don't know. It doesn't seem like it should be that hard to marry form and function, yet apparently it is. 

My shoe needs have drastically changed in the past year-and-a-half. I've switched careers and am currently a stay at home mom. Although I have a part-time job, the bulk of my time and focus is my children so I do a lot of walking and I spend a lot of time at the park. Regular mom stuff, which is great, but I'm longing for some stylish footwear. I miss my heels. They're just not appropriate for the jungle gym. So what do I do? 

I'm not really a sneaker person, and I need arch support. The designer level Birkenstock trend is not for me. When it's cold I rock my clogs but with global warming I've worn my flip flops more often this winter. I love the ease of ballet flats but maybe I could upgrade to a wedge heel?

So I went virtual shopping at all the sites I could think of that meant "comfort" and here's a roundup of what I found that I might actually wear. I can't be alone in needing a stylish comfort shoe can I? 

At Cole Haan, I love the metallic oxfords with the Nike technology insole as well as their metallic flats. Both of the wedge heels are from Clarks and yes, I'd try to walk all over town in them. And even though the one looks like an office shoe, I'd put it through its paces on the playground. The leopard loafer is on trend and the sneaker is super cute. The Keds seen here are in white leather and from the company's comfort collection. Let me know if you have any other stylish comfort shoes for me to check out.