We've all fallen victim to a pair of uncomfortable shoes. You know the ones — those sky-high heels that make your legs look amazing, but you can barely make it out the door without getting a blister. . . . Fear not, we've got your shoe solution. Whether it's a matter of breaking in a stiff pair of loafers or avoiding the pains of a very strappy heel, our fashion reporter Allison McNamara, along with host Matthew Rodrigues, are providing you with the best tips and tricks to make even the most uncomfortable shoes, well, comfortable. Trust us, your feet will be thanking you. Keep watching! On Allison McNamara: Joie blouse, Club Monaco jacket.
Since my post on Cole Haan Nike Heels, I have been on the lookout for cute, comfortable shoes that you can actually move in. While at this point, nothing tops those adorable (and sexy) heels, Merrell does make some cute everyday shoes that you can really run around in.
The Merrell Plaza ($90.00) shoe is ridiculously comfortable, but doesn't look like a sporty shoe (which is how it feels). The Merrell sole adds well-honed muscle to a Mary Jane leather shoe with pigskin strap and trimming. You could run to the bus, take a walk at lunch or keep up with your toddler in these shoes all while steering clear of the full on sneaker look. You can buy them from Nordstorm.com.
At first glance you may think that I have lost my mind writing about heels but bear with me here.
My sister and my mom have been raving about these new heels that Oprah apparently loves. I'll admit I was skeptical, as they would love anything Miss Oprah endorses, even if it were the ugliest shoes ever. I was thinking Nike sneaker meets heel, which didn't sound so attractive to me but I did the research and can now say that these Cole Haan Nike Air shoes ($275 and up) are fabulous.
Each high heel shoe of the Cole Haan Nike Air collection utilizes Nike Zoom air bag technology to cushion the ball and heel of the foot. By lining the interior of the heels with strategically placed Nike Zoom air bags, the stress and pain caused by the weight transfer from the raised heel to the toe is counterbalanced. What does it all mean? Basically these shoes could be the most comfortable and sexy heels you ever wore, even despite the fact that the heel sizes average 3-4 inches.
The Cole Haan Nike Air collection of high heels comes in a wide variety of styles including boots, wedges, platforms, pumps, Mary Janes and sling backs. Now, I'm not saying you should run in them as you would your Nike sneaks, but it's nice to know you could if you wanted. To get a pair visit the Cole Haan site.
To see more of the cute and comfy shoes, read more