Mama Needs a New Pair of Shoes
April 15, 2012 6:54 PM   Subscribe

My friend is a shoe freak who just had a baby. Can you recommend a cute pair of comfortable slip-ons that are suitable for the spring/summer in upstate New York with a newborn around the house? Bonus points for luxury, and for things more on the girly side style-wise.
posted by juliplease to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (13 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
This sounds like job for TOMS!

Fuchsia Crocheted Classics
Corbel Classics Vegan
Purple Glitter Classics

And you could get the baby some Baby TOMS and extra bonus: you're donating shoes to kids who need them with your purchase. :)
posted by These Birds of a Feather at 7:04 PM on April 15, 2012 [2 favorites]

Not girly, but I've had my eye on a pair of Minnetonka kiltie moccasins as weekend sneaker alternatives. It's a little last year, I guess, but they're cute and preppy. Maybe in an unexpected color to update them? I think they have bright red, not sure about orange, although a tangerine pair would be darling.
posted by elizeh at 7:25 PM on April 15, 2012


The baby will be too young to wear Tiny Toms.

And the company isn't as social conscious as they'd like you to think, but they are good slip ons that work in public.

Then flip flops.
posted by k8t at 7:32 PM on April 15, 2012

Tods, along with their diffusion line Hogan, make lovely loafers and flats that are beloved by fashionistas.
posted by evoque at 7:36 PM on April 15, 2012

Yellow Box Flip Flops
posted by tamitang at 8:14 PM on April 15, 2012

I was also going to recommend Minnetonka moccasins. I LOVE mine. Ok, they aren't very girly but I always feel cute in them and you could go for the red ones or the ones with beading. Or , if you have a bigger budget and are thinking on more of the luxury side, get some Tieks.
posted by biscuits at 8:34 PM on April 15, 2012

Hmm, i don't know if Toms will really be up the alley of someone who's into girly luxury shoes? I'd look into a pair of cute ballet flats in a pretty colour with a contrasting (metallic?) toe cap would be very in style for this summer and would be super cute and pretty practical - like this or this or this or this .
posted by Kololo at 8:39 PM on April 15, 2012

Last I checked these Tory Burch slippers were the must-have flats in NYC (though the fact that I know this may make them already 5-minutes ago...)
posted by Mchelly at 8:43 PM on April 15, 2012

The fashioniest lady I know has lately been wearing velvet slippers like these Ralph Lauren Collis velvet horse slippers (mobile link, sorry). (Hers are not RL, but may have cost $650. Surely ones exist that are less pricey.)

After I had a baby, I lived in the Bensimon slip-ons from Madewell. (They seem to be in sherbet colors now; mine are charcoal gray.) They work with jeans, shorts, skirts, pajamas. They are as easy and casual as TOMS, but significantly cuter.
posted by purpleclover at 9:16 PM on April 15, 2012

Oh, more colors of the Bensimon slip-ons are here, at their own site.
posted by purpleclover at 9:41 PM on April 15, 2012

Belgian Shoes? Tretorn slip-ons?
posted by iviken at 9:57 PM on April 15, 2012

Not terribly fashionable, I'm afraid, but you can get her some custom print vans with a matching pair for baby.
posted by snsranch at 4:06 PM on April 16, 2012

Response by poster: Thank you all for your help! I went with hot pink cushioned flip flops (Nike Comfort Thong), in case future searchers care.
posted by juliplease at 12:23 PM on May 16, 2012

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