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Catherine requested a few picks for cute shoes for walking to work, so here we go:
Keen Maderas Ballerina – was $60, now $34.99
Catherine isn’t a huge fan of ballet flats, so I’m going to get my “close but not quite” pick out of the way first. Especially since these aren’t exactly your typical ballet flats and might pass muster. Keens are renowned for comfort and durability, and this pair is slightly sporty but neutral enough that they could work with office-appropriate outfits, at least for a walking commute. This gray is only available in US sizes 8 – 10.5, and is grouped with the same style in coral, lime green, and lavender. But the same style comes in blue, red, or white in sizes 5 – 10.5. The whole Maderas family is worth checking out, including lace-ups and slip-ons.
Tsubo Rylee – was $150, now $92.87
For a slightly dressier look and a decidedly non-ballet style, these laceless oxfords are a great option. They’d pair perfectly with most dark dress pants and you’d look polished for your entire walk to work. I’m a lifelong devotee of Tsubos for comfort and design, and love the sleek, minimalist look of this shoe. The subtle contrast of the cap toe is a great detail, and if you opt for burgundy instead of black the cap is a bit more prominent but still fairly low-key. Also comes in solid black patent. Available in US sizes 5.5 – 11. Size availability varies by color.
Clarks Timeless – was $100, now $85
I can just about hear some of you grumbling about these prices, but here’s the thing, friends: With shoes you’ll be wearing mostly seated or zipping from meeting to meeting on occasion, scrimp. With shoes you’ll be wearing to walk for an hour or more each day to and from your office, spend. Especially if you want both comfort and style. These Clarks will look decent with skirts and dresses and dynamite with slacks. They’ve got a removable insole so you can add your own orthotic if necessary, and come in 2A – EEE widths! Available in this snake, a lighter snake print, black patent croc, brown patent croc, and gray patent croc in US sizes 5 – 12. Size availability varies by color.
Dansko Olivia – was $145, now $99.99
Danskos are a no-brainer for comfort in walking or standing, and these are a little less chunky than the classic clog. I adore the leopard and think it would be such fun to have a funky printed shoe for commuting, but if rain or dirt are of concern this guy also comes in black leather and black patent. Available in Euro sizes 36 – 43. Size availability varies by color.
Other not-currently-on-sale resources for cute commuter shoes:
- Dansko – Renowned for comfort and sturdier than ballet flats. In addition to the pair above, I love these Mary Janes.
- Dr. Scholl’s – Loads of cute styles from non-gym sneakers to darling and durable flats.
- Earth and Earthies – Brands built for walking.
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