Fill the shoe void in my life
July 14, 2014 5:08 PM Subscribe
Criteria: comfortable, versatile, water resistant women's shoes for the summer.
I'm in need of a shoe that will complement my business casual (heavy on the casual) workplace attire. Most of the year I wear boots, but it is far too hot right now for any of the pairs that I own. I do own several pairs of flats and sandals and can get away with wearing sneakers at work infrequently, to give you an idea of what I'm currently working with. These are the things I'm looking for:
-Comfortable. I walk a lot, and most of the shoes I wear regularly right now pinch and rub and generally cause my feet a lot of distress after a long walk. A shoe that is high on comfort/support with a heel no more than 1/2" is ideal.
-Water resistant. One of my big problems is that the only closed toed shoes I have that don't become a soggy mess once it starts raining are my sneakers and my rain boots, which are super clunky and not worth wearing unless it's pouring. They don't need to be waterproof, but I'd like to be able to walk around in light rain without my shoes turning to mush.
-Versatile. My personal style is a little all over the place so I need a neutral-ish shoe that would pair with most things in my wardrobe. I wear a lot of dresses and skirts, many of which could be categorized as vintage-y, and a lot of pinks/red/purples and blue/turquoise.
-Style. This is where I have no clue what I'm looking for; I am the world's most indecisive shoe buyer with an extremely poorly defined sense of what I want and I spend a lot of time looking at shoes before I find one that appeals to me. I tend to wear plain cowboy-style boots when its cooler out and ballet flats when it's warmer. I don't really care for clunky shoes (especially thick rubber soles) or shoes that read more masculine than feminine.
I would like to keep the price around $50 but would be willing to pay more for something that will last, as yet another issue I have with shoes is completely wearing them out by the end of the season. I'm up for specific shoe/brand recommendations as well as NYC specific store locations.