You know I'm a sunshine and sandals type of girl, but there is one lovely little perk when the weather turns colder... You have an excuse to go shoe shopping! So I asked fashion expert Carolyn Whyley to share her faves for the 9 to 5 Styles.
We all love high heels, but they are unrealistic if you're on your feet all day at work. In the past it seemed “comfy” shoes was a polite term for the blandest shoes possible. Not anymore! I found chic shoes for work that would even make Carrie Bradshaw smile.
Ranging in price from $80-$200, you can find a great pair of shoes to wear that are both chic and survive the comfort test.
Thinking about spring trends already? A new breed of Toms Ballet Flats will return to Toms.com next spring. For now check them out at Nordstrom, my go-to shoe department!
Check out my review of each shoe below. I tested them out walking around at work all day—and one pair even passed the comfort test with flying colors on the streets of Prague. Check out my 5-star ratings below.
Josef Seibel *** (3 stars)
Danskos **** (4 stars)
Cole Haan **** (4 stars)
I wouldn’t give any of these below a 3 star rating. Toms have nice support, even with a little arch support. Munro provides an extremely comfortable shoe, with a removable insole if additional custom support is necessary. I rate Danskos just above the Josef Seibel only because of Dansko's fabulous reputation for comfort. I wore mine around the streets of Prague and didn't have a problem, who can say that about a great shoe!
Images: Top graphic by Carolyn Whyley featuring shoes in links above. Second graphic featuring photos by Whyley.