Speaking of shoes and comfort, I do need to plug Cole Haan. I just spent a morning interviewing downtown, meeting my husband for lunch, walking all over downtown in these.
While I cant say it was just like wearing a pair of sneakers, I will say at no point did I fantasize about throwing them in the trash and hoofing it barefoot. It was not so long ago that I lived in heels, never thinking twice about walking from Midtown to Chelsea, to the Garment District, walking all over Soho and down to the Financial District to meet my best friend for oysters and champagne. However, age is hell on your feet. Even at age 30, I started to feel a difference in the soles of my feet. Maybe I ruined them with the aforementioned carelessness, but I now think very carefully about the types of shoes I invest. Key word being invest. I'm cheap and find it very hard to spend hundreds of dollars on a pair of shoes, but I will definitely keep an eye out for final sales of certain brands. I hate sacrificing my look for comfort, but if I'm careful, I can find both. What are your go-to brands for style and comfort?