It’s often said that beauty is pain. Fortunately, I don’t buy into that. Of course – there is the occasional shoe that is just too beautiful to pass up despite the cuts and bruises it may cause. But there is almost nothing worse than hobbling around in excruciating foot pain. And if you can’t walk in them – don’t wear them.
In that vein – lets ogle some flats that are as pretty as they are sensible.
Get it: (From upper left corner and around clockwise) Oxford Mary Jane Pointed Ballerina – $87 debenhams.com, Chloe Bronze Ballet Flats – $485 ssense.com, Kate Spade New York Eddie – $228 couture.zappos.com, BowKnot Chain Ballet Flat – $free? sammydress.com, Chanel Leather Pearl Bow Flats – $alsofree? fashionphile.com, City Classified Pink Flat – $18 tillys.com, Sidewalk Polka Dot Sidewalk Skimmer – $98 madewell.com, Chinese Laundry Stud Flats – $50 chineselaundry.com, Sophia Blue and Silver flat – $freetothethirdpower shoedazzle.com, Alice + Olivia Back Bow Flat – $195 bergdorfgoodman.com, Studded Ballet Flats – $115 yoox.com, Valentino Studded Patent Leather Flats – $895 net-a-porter.com, Vintage Inspired Flat Saddles Shoes – $60 lebunnybleu.com, White Patent Leather Bow Flat – $46 sheinside.com, Red Leather City Flat – $108 whitehouseblackmarket.com
Or when all else fails – put a wedge on it. I’m a huge proponent of the wedge. I actually find them more comfortable than a flat most of the time. Grab one that hugs your foot just right and be able to run a marathon without sacrificing your artificial height.
Get it: (left/right/left/right from top to bottom) Steve Madden X Strap Wedge – $80 dillards.com, Yellow and Black Wedge Pump – $88 victoriassecret.com, Studded Raffia Sandal Wedge – $668 shopsavannahs.com, Black Lace Up Wedge Bootie – $47 sheinside.com, Gilda Wedge Sandals – $359 scoopnyc.com, Mint Peeptoe Bow Wedge – $70 boohoo.com, Bebe Metallic Shoes – $135 heels.com, Coral Matte Bow Wedge – $90 heels.com, Armani Peep Toe Lace Up Wedge – $795 barneys.com
Today’s IRL shoe comes from yours truly. These babies have become my everyday shoe. Perfect height, perfect comfort, perfect amount of dressy-ness, perfect amount of bad-ass-ness.
Sorry ladies! I got them second hand from a buffalo exchange. So these bad boys are all mine.