Balancing good looks with comfort is a challenge you face as a mom every day when you get dressed, and shoes are often the most difficult piece of the equation. How can you look great when you know you’ll be running after kids all day? Obviously you need to avoid blistering pointy toes or back-busting high heels, but finding comfort styles that look great isn’t easy. Here are some styles that work well for moms.
The ballet flat with skinny pants is a style that Audrey Hepburn popularized in the 1960s, and it’s still a fashionable look. Ballet flats look best paired with cropped, fitted pants or longer skirts. This style varies widely in terms of comfort; look for a pair with well-cushioned soles and good arch support. If you fall in love with a cute pair that don’t offer support, buy them roomy and insert a cushioned insole.
It goes without saying that sneakers are comfy, but stylish? In some cases, yes. Look for simple styles in solid colors or cute prints that don’t look like gym-wear. Plain white kicks are a classic among fashionistas, but stylish sneakers are available in a wide range to suit any woman. Consider a feminine floral-printed canvas, a sparkly metallic, or a sleek leather style. Cute sneakers look great with jeans and a fitted t-shirt, or with a tunic and leggings. Bookmark the Reebok Goodshop coupon page or its Coupons for Good Facebook page and you’ll save money while donating to your favorite charity.
A pair of flat-heeled boots in scrunchable suede or fabric can jazz up any outfit while feeling like bedroom slippers on your feet. Pull them up high or slouch them low to create different silhouettes. You’ll find great deals on boots at the Famous Footwear Goodshop Coupons Page, and the company will make a donation to your favorite charity every time you use a coupon from the page.
Sometimes, only a dress shoe will do. If you need to dress up for work or a special occasion, use the word “comfort” in your search for pumps, Mary Janes, and dress sandals to find styles that are made especially for women who are active or who need more support. Comfort shoes usually have solid arch support, wide heels made from rubbery materials that absorb impact, broad toe boxes, and impact-absorbing soles. Popular comfort brands include KEEN, Dansko, Crocs, Rockport, Bass, Clarks, Naturalizer, Born, and Cole Haan.
In the summertime, you want sandals you can slip on and go, but cheap flip flops will leave you with blisters and contribute to problems like plantar fascitis down the road. Look for sandals that offer arch support, a well-shaped footbed, and a sole that will absorb impact when you walk or run. Try sport sandals from brands like Keen and Tiva, or orthotic flip flops by Vionic.
You may have traded in your stilleto heels when you picked up a diaper bag, but that doesn’t mean your shoes can’t be adorable.