A few years ago, I developed severe pain in my big toes. After a doctor’s visit, I was told that I have tendinitis and that I should wear Danskos to reduce the irritation. I remember sharing the news with my husband as he turned up his nose. There is nothing wrong with Danskos, but for someone who loves fashion, it makes my shoe game very limited.
So what’s a girl to do? Look for an alternative of course! If you’ve ever struggled to find a stylish comfort shoe, you are not alone. Keep reading for a rundown of what I’ve tried so far. Just a heads up – Danskos did make the list, but so did a handful of others.
Comfort Shoes For The Stylish Fashionista
Dansko. I know what you might be thinking, but don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. Dansko has upped their game and branched out into much more stylish options. The price point is comparable to most comfort brands and trust me when I say it, if you go Dansko, you might not go back.
My first pair of Danskos were these sandals. I ended up buying them in two colors and my feet never felt better. When fall came, I bought these boots. I was a bit self-conscious of their clunky appearance but ended up getting a lot of compliments wherever I wore them.
Dansko shoes can be quite tall and a little hard on the knees. A lot of people express they have rolled their ankles in the traditional clog style. I have done this several times in the boots too. The fit should also be noted; they have a nice toe box and are normally super roomy.
Jambu. The pair that I own fit similar to my Dansko boot. I love the cutout floral pattern and color. The platform makes these shoes very wearable for all day wear, but the heel height did bother my knees. If you have wide feet, they might be a bit narrow in the toe box for you. I do and I have stopped wearing these for that reason.
Josef Seibel. I got my first pair of Josef Seibel open toe booties last summer. I am obsessed with this style and bought them in two colors. If you go back through my archives, you might think that these are the only sandals I own. The stacked heel and soft leather make them very comfortable. If it wasn’t for my tendinitis, I could wear them all day.
Paul Green. Last fall, I was in dire need of a pump and I was growing quite envious of all the fashion bloggers who rocked a heel. You can imagine my excitement when I discovered the Desire Pointy Toe D’orsay pump. These shoes are a bit of a luxury, made with fine Italian leather. The heel height is 3 1/2 inches but with the asymmetrical strap, they provide a lot of support. I have them in black and hope to get the Smoke Leather color soon for the warmer season.
Other Notable Comfort Shoe Brands
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What comfort brands do you love? Please share in the comments.
Wearing: Cobb Hill sandals (old)