I was invited to speak at a conference recently, and in the course of planning my outfit, I started looking for shoes that leaned more towards Serious Professional than my usual vibe — I Worked Out And Haven’t Yet Showered. I was looking for pumps, but sharp, boss babe ones. The problem, of course, is that most of these types of pumps are horrifyingly uncomfortable.
In the end, Linzi saved (ruined??) me. She and her unshakable pursuit of comfort shoes keep brands like Naturalizer and Aerosoles top of mind and…okfine, Linz, you’re right. Comfort shoes today are not like comfort shoes a few years ago.
I managed to find three pairs of sexy, boss babe pumps that also have a cushioned insole AND a walkable heel. And one of those pairs comes in a seriously drool-worthy range of colors, sooo…
Let’s get to it.
The 3 Most Comfortable (& Sexy) Pumps
1. My Top Pick: Naturalizer Anna Pumps
These pumps are the ones I ended up keeping. They’re shockingly comfortable, and the prints, patterns and colors are so freaking good. If snake isn’t your thing, check out the leopard print, or some of the beautiful neutral metallics (cocoa pearl is another fav). Plus, there’s a wide range of the usual suspects (black, red, etc.,) Fit is TTS (true-to-size).
2. Kenneth Cole Riley 85 Pumps
At the time, I thought these pumps only came in blue snake…but, happily, I was dead wrong. Kenneth Cole’s Riley 85 pumps come in some seriously statement-making options (red snake, silver, leopard) and all have cushy memory foam, a walkable heel, and comfortable leather. Fits TTS. LOVE.
3. Aerosoles Deal Breaker Pumps
I didn’t find these quite as fashion-forward as the other two…but they’re still a really solid choice. I especially love the plaid (it literally went with EVERYTHING — much more versatile than I realized at first) and there’s a really beautiful red suede, too. The fit on these runs about a half-size big.
Go forth and conquer, Boss Babes.