With the weather cooling off and occasional rain starting to occur, I am leaving my sandals and flip flops in the closet in favor of flats. How do I love flats? Let me count the ways…..
Flats can be casual or dressy. I can wear them to work, or out to the grocery store, or even for a night out. There is a style and a color for every situation, and I depend on their comfort properties. They are easy to get on and off; ballet flats just slip on, Mary Janes have one strap (often made of hook-and-loop fabric), and many other styles of flats just slip on easily as well. The styles of uppers are practically endless, materials range from synthetics to leathers to cottons, to even leopard pony hair! The types of materials are almost unlimited!
Embellishments can range from the simple bow or buckle to exotic laser cut-outs, mixed materials, or even metal studs. Can you see why the flat may be the most versatile style of shoe ever?
Here are a few of my favorites:
The SoftWalk Women’s Napa. This shoe is available in mixed materials of patent leather and smooth leather, in a variety of colors. It looks great with jeans, as well as dressier clothes. I even wore these to a wedding recently, and they worked great. (No need to take off any heels in favor of comfort flats; these ARE the comfort flats!) It’s a great comfort flat for work as well as play.
The Vionic with Orthaheel Technology Sydney. Need a comfort flat with great arch support? Here’s a fantastic example. It’s a driver moc with a bit of bling, since it comes in shiny gold snake, or black lizard leather, or in red leather or tan leopard calf hair. Comfort flats for women can be casual with a bit of flash, and the Sydney fits the bill beautifully.
The Flexx Bow Commotion. This gorgeous and incredibly comfortable peep-toe shoe has all sorts of girly embellishments in the upper. It’s a great comfort flat for work or a night out. The soft upper and footbed will make your feet feel fantastic, and the upper is available in fashionable colors like Gunmetal Grey, Red, or Black leather. This would be a phenomenal shoe to use to go out dancing!
The Dansko Olivia. I love Dansko shoes because they always make my plantar fasciitis feel better. This gorgeous smoking slipper is perfect for an elegant touch to your wardrobe. While it IS an elegant shoe, it can also be worn with casual attire. This shoe fits like a glove, and I love the options of various animal print uppers.
The Earthies Vanya. I love this shoe for its interesting twisted-leather upper. It’s available in Pester, Copper, Gold, Red, Black, Maroon, and even an Orange Multi Floral fabric! There’s a color for every wardrobe and every mood! Rippled pleats in the upper add elegance and fun to this shoe, and it can go with just about anything in your wardrobe. Comfort flats are at their best with this model, and you can wear this model all day long in comfort and style.
Check out the fabulous selection of flats for the fall from Footwear etc. You’ll LOVE how they will feel all day long!