Published on August 18th, 2017 | by Kirsten Borrink1
Step into a New Season: 6 Comfortable, Stylish Fall Shoes
Just when your last summer pedicure begins to chip, a bounty of beautiful fall shoes hits the shelves: jewel-toned ballet flats and wedges, on-trend loafer mules and of course, the transitional ankle boot. We’ve done the legwork to bring you the best comfortable fall shoes from your favorite brands. Whether you’re attending a tailgate party, apple picking, or commuting to work as usual, you can step out in style and confidence in one of our six picks for foot-friendly and fabulous fall shoes.
Many flats fall short when it comes to support and cushioning, but the Earth Anthem has reinforced arch support and Earth’s exclusive comfort footbed. We love that it’s not just a plain-looker either; don’t you just love the petite metallic bead detail? Best of all, it comes in both medium and wide widths, and up to size 12! Available at EarthBrands.com, Zappos, and Nordstrom.
Maybe you’re attracted by Dansko comfort, but not the style. The Dansko Loralie may change that – this graceful mary jane is a far cry from clunky clogs. The hidden 2″ wedge adds a just-right amount of height, and the rounded toe and cushioned footbed mean all-day comfort. Online reviwers are raving about this one. Find the Loralie at Zappos, Amazon, and Nordstrom.
We’re happy to see that the ankle boot trend of recent years has real staying power; this versatile style has become a year-round fashion staple. We love the subtle western styling of the OTBT Trek, and its padded footbed and slight heel are comfort features we’re always looking for. The leather upper and footbed will keep your feet feeling good even if you go sockless. Available at Zappos, Amazon, and Nordstrom.
Chances are you’ve noticed mule slides are the “it” shoe this season. Problem is, many styles just don’t come through from a comfort point of view. Thankfully Naturalizer brought their recognized comfort know-how into play with the Naturalizer Villa slide. It sports a roomy rounded toe, a cool, breathable leather lining and and footbed, and Naturalizer’s premium N5 Contour technology, featuring a patented contoured footbed with superior arch and heel support, dual-density cushioning, and lightweight flexibility. Available in extended sizes and widths. Find the Villa at Naturalizer.com, Zappos, and Amazon.
The Oriana by L’Amour des Pieds is the most sophisticated mary jane we’ve seen lately with its wide asymmetrical strap, button detailing and sculpted wedge heel. We appreciate a dress shoe with a foot-friendly rounded toe so bunions won’t complain. All shoes from L’Amour des Pieds (The Love of Feet) include a patent-pending adaptable memory foam arch support designed to expand and contract with the contours of your feet (read Kirsten’s review of the Adelais sandal here). You can find the Oriana at Nordstrom.
Ariat shoes–not just for equestrians anymore! The Bit Cruiser is an update to the Ariat Cruiser, a popular slip-on with a cushioned footbed and composite fiber shank for stability and support. The two stretch panels make this shoe a breeze to slip on and off, plus the Bit Cruiser comes in two of our favorite shades for fall: red and navy! Available at Zappos, and Amazon.
Which fall shoes are you most looking forward to wearing? Do you have a favorite pair you can’t wait to take out of the closet? Chime in below in the comment section.