Summer 2013: Comfortable Yet Fashionable Shoes

When the summer sun peaks out from behind those pesky rain clouds that define early spring, New Yorkers shed their overused Uggs and heavy boots in favor of a more breezy option for their previously cooped up feet.  From flats to wedges, sneakers to heels, there is a comfortable shoe out there for everyone.  As a NYC resident myself, I know just how painful it can be to walk around the city all day and all night.  Most of us city-folk do not have the luxury of jumping in and out of a car for brief errands.  We require the support of a shoe that we can wear comfortably, fashionably, and with pride.

Below are my suggestions for summer’s greatest and most comfortable looks:

1. Tom’s Wedges

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I have walked miles in New York City, London, and the South of France in these shoes.  The wedge gives my petite 5’2 frame just the lift I need, and the arch support is perfect for my damaged dancer’s feet.  I have never worn a more comfortable pair of wedges, and have converted countless fashionistas to fans of the brand.  Better yet, when you buy a pair of Tom’s a person in need of footwear will receive shoes for life.  Everyone wins here!

2.  Birkenstock Kairo

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The Kairo is Birkenstock’s ‘It’ shoe this season.  It has all of the comfort and support of the company’s signature shoe, but with a little more style.  This summer sandal is equipped with classic thong styling and a secure backstrap for added comfort.  Choose from multiple colors!

3. Superga Sneakers

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Superga sneakers are the hottest trend out of Italy.  These comfortable and casual shoes are lined in extra long, fully breathable pure cotton and can be worn stylishly during a daytime jaunt as well as a midnight escapade.  Furthermore, these kicks are available in every color of the rainbow… plus some!

4. Stella McCartney Mesh Espadrilles

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High style designer, Stella McCartney, has developed a unique shoe that provides a colorful, eye-catching look, while maintaining the incredible comfort and breathability of a classic espadrille.  Available in neon yellow and neon orange (also available in wedges!!), you can’t go wrong here!

5. Cole Haan Air Tali Flat Thong

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These sandals might appear flimsy, but don’t despair, these thongs are equip with NIKE AIR® technology.  The comfort and style of this classic flat will never let you down. Available in many colors, this shoe can be dressed up or down, depending on your outfit!

No matter which shoe, or shoes,  you pick, you won’t be disappointed.  Have fun this summer, and keep your feet happy!

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