I just about fell over laughing when Shana suggested I do an Instagram Live video with her, featuring us trying on and talking about the shoes featured in Stylish Comfort Shoes You Actually Want to Wear. Or maybe it was Shana who just about fell over in her chair from my wicked death stare when I realized she was serious about this idea. We did it though, and you guys were SO supportive! I do LOVE comfort shoes, so if I’m going to talk about anything in front of a camera, it’s going to be that for sure! And it was fun “hanging out” with you guys…thanks for the love.
We had so many questions and comments and emails about these shoes, so I thought I’d do a quick follow-up on the post and live video.
1. The Number One Most Asked Question: What jeans were you wearing in the video?
They are the Lucky Haydens (shown above with these Golas). These jeans are the best. More of a straight leg than a skinny, so easy to wear, and I think they look pretty darn good with a range of shoes. We found Shana’s super skinny jeans didn’t work quite right with a lot of the clunkier comfort shoe booties.
2. What flats and black booties work with an orthotic insert?
Shana did a whole video on cute shoes for your comfort insoles, but it was summer, so many of her options are obviously summery. For flats, I haven’t personally tried Rothy’s, but friends tell me they are really comfy to wear and easy to switch out the insoles if you need specific support — they also have SUCH good designs, colors and patterns. So good. I also like the clean lines of these Walking Cradles that have a removable insert. For black booties with removable insoles, I like these Dansko Rainas, these Dansko Petras, these Clarks, and these Vionics. Readers noted that most rain boots also have removable inserts.
3. What are the best no-show socks to wear with these sneakers and booties that don’t slip down?
Readers love Vans No-Show Socks, Smart Wool Hide and Seek and Smart Wool Secret Sleuth socks. I’ve also had some success with Uniqlo’s footsies that have a non-slip grip on the heel so they don’t slide down.
4. Are there any tall boots that you like that are comfortable and cute?
So…I thought I was kind of over the tall boot thing, then I saw Shana wearing tall boots with her adorable denim midi dress and saw her wearing tall boots beautifully with a floral midi dress, and then saw Alexis wearing them with knee-high socks, and decided I’m totally NOT over them and I should have included them in the original comfort shoe post. Scotti highlights some great ones from Born here, and these are the few tall boots I’m looking at:
5. Ugh! The clog booties keep selling out…where can I find them?
Yes! They do! I can’t believe it, but they really are selling out everywhere. Here are a few more options for clog boots and a few more places to shop some of the ones I tried on.
6. Are the Lottas actually comfortable and do they run TTS?
I ordered my regular European size in the Lottas (38)— I usually wear a 7 or 7.5 in US sizes. There’s enough room for thicker socks, but I sometimes wear them with light ankle socks, and that’s fine too. I haven’t worn them a ton yet, but I’ve walked a few miles at a time in the city, and they have been totally fine. Keep in mind though, that the Lottas’ footbed is wooden and there’s no cushion…so it’s kind of nice that there’s room for some cushy socks if that feels better to you. Also keep in mind, they are a bit higher than my Dansko Maria’s and have a slightly smaller diameter heel, so I do find myself walking a bit more carefully. That being said, though…I still feel really sturdy and I totally enjoy wearing them.
7. More photos of these shoes on real feet, please.
Dansko Maria | $169.95
UGG Faye Chelsea Bootie (In Mysterious Suede color — a gorgeous gray/brown in person) | $159.95
Swedish Hasbeens (in sand-dark base)| $189.00
Dansko Malin (Now only available in black, but Shana and I decided we like the black better anyway!)| $139.95
Cordani Roam Wedge Pump | $224.95
Dr. Scholl’s Moto Flat |$59.90
Thank you again for all the questions, emails, and comments. Whether it’s in sexy stiletto heels or sturdy Dansko clogs, here’s wishing you happy feet!