Interesting scientific fact: as we age, we lose a lot of the padding on the balls of our feet, making heels higher than an inch or two rather uncomfortable—which is likely why a surprising number of women I know around my age insist that they will never wear a pair of them again. But you may know by now how I feel about wanting to look taller, preferably without pain—so a while ago I did something I couldn’t have imagined myself doing for at least a couple more decades and searched commerce sites like Nordstrom and Zappos for “comfort shoes.” And I am here to tell you that I was discouraged by what I saw. That is, until I rediscovered Clarks, the well-priced brand that puts a premium on ease of wear. Last year I bought these sandals, which aren’t on the Clarks site anymore (I tracked them down on Amazon) and which look so much cooler than you’d expect a highly walkable shoe to look, and are super, extra-cushiony.
This raffia & leather pair would be as good for a trip to the beach as it would the greenmarket.
Here’s another cute option that also comes in black, but I find the army green to be really cool and actually, surprisingly versatile.
This extremely 70s number also comes in black, which would probably be easier in every way, but I’m kind of digging this poppy orange.
And how glam are these wedges? I don’t just adore the sole’s treads, but I also feel like they wouldn’t be very noticeable.