The team has been heavily keeping our eyes on all the gems still left in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.
We know things can sell out quickly, and I totally feel you (as someone who couldn’t shop the Early Access sale). My personal favorite section to shop (that I think some of the team would also agree) = the SHOES. Gimme all the shoes.
Our Fave Fall Shoes & Boots In The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
There’s a mix of brands that carry shoes we know and love (like P448s, Birkenstocks, rag & bone sneaks and Vagabond boots), but this year’s Nordstrom sale had some pleasant surprises like Veronica Beard clogs, Marc Fisher’s platform booties and Larroudé’s kitten heels too.
Needless to say, I’m pretty stoked for fall fashion (especially the shoes) this year, and I think the Nordstrom Anni Sale is doing the heavy lifting so far.
So, guys…fall inspo incoming…(and some inspo for the rest of these hot days).
These Veronica Beard wedge boots are every bit as sexy as I’d hoped they’d be, and the chestnut color is gorgeous — especially love the contrast trim and sole. Given the heel height, they’re surprisingly walkable but do run a bit narrow. The shaft is nice and high too, which means they look just as good with cropped jeans as they do with flares.
These Larroudé heels are much more comfy than they look — the leather is actually pretty soft, and they’re incredibly well made. But it’s the little knotted ball on top that really gets me. Not only are these sandals seriously cute with cropped jeans & skirts, but the heel is low enough to work with cutoff shorts too. But the biggest surprise (and I need to follow up with a photo eventually) is that this little ball often holds back the hem of flared or wide-leg jeans, letting these little sandals show. It’s a surprisingly cute little peek—- I can’t get enough.
I have a lot of black booties with a block heel, but I love the thinner heel on these comfy Donald Pliner boots (um, you had me at “memory foam cushioning”). They’re stiletto-like, but because they’re wider from side to side, they’re much easier to walk in. The shaft is soft and doesn’t scratch my skin, so I can wear these with or without socks — which makes them easy to pair with dresses and skirts. These booties have a 3-inch heel, but with a ¾-inch platform, so they feel more like a mid-heel. LOVE. (Also in Biscotti, a light taupe color…which I also love.)
I love the rich brown color of Marc Fisher’s ’70s-inspired platform booties (they also come in black or brown suede and black) that are unlike anything I currently own. I’m always looking for boots that give me height without being uncomfortable (these feel like under 3-inch with the platform) and can be paired with jeans and skirts or dresses, so these are the perfect addition to my fall wardrobe!
I’ve been obsessed with white boots since I first bought some last winter. I had NO idea how versatile they’d be or how much I’d end up wearing them. Needless to say, when these knee-high boots from Sam Edelman showed up in the Nordstrom sale, I snatched them up immediately (and I kind of can’t believe they’re still in stock!). Once again, they fit my whole wear-with-jeans-and-skirts requirement, and they’re super-comfy. I love the almond toe and slightly slouchy shaft… Some reviewers sized up, but I found them to fit true to size. (And the full zipper makes them super easy to get on and off!)
I was looking for a pair of shoes to wear for the early fall months. When I saw these Donald Pliner loafers with a strap in the back, I took a closer look. I love the saddle color and penny-loafer styling. The best part is that adjustable strap in the back to snug the shoe to my foot (I have a bump that’s sometimes problematic). These shoes are so comfortable; the lug sole is lightweight, and the foam insole is cushy soft. These shoes are a keeper! —Tina, Shana & Scotti’s Mom
If you’re looking for versatile ivory sneakers that are comfort beyond comfort, these P448 Thea platform sneakers are gonna be your jam. I thought they’d be too shiny, but they aren’t when you have them on, and the gold heel and tongue are almost a bronze and not too blingy either. Some colorways of P448 sneakers are just way too tweeny-bopper, but these are chic and fully grown up. The support on these sneakers is beyond good, and I love how they go with warmer neutral tops and pants much better than bright white shoes would. TTS for Euro sizing.
These Dolce Vita Western boots are at the top of my shoe-finds list for this year’s NSale. They’re so cute and come in a few great color combos…but beware…they definitely run small. They’re worth a try if you size up, but ooch…pointed toe and too tight in my normal size.
I tried the rag & bone Runner shoes in this same gorgeous, perfect blue in last year’s Nordstrom sale, but I love this year’s court sneakers even more this year. They’re more me — and feel more current too. They’re so comfy and really cool. I’ll be styling them up a bunch of ways soon too! Fit TTS and 5/5 walkability score.
I bought these Kork-Ease clogs last year and fell in love, but they quickly sold out. I was so excited to see they brought them back for the NSale (and in black!). SUPER-comfortable (walking score of 5…we’re talking Dansko walk-all-day comfort), and Kork-Ease got the stud detailing just right. They’re my go-to shoes in spring and fall transition periods.
The most beautiful shoes in my closet. Not surprising from Veronica Beard. Definitely not my most comfortable shoes, but I do find them totally comfortable enough for a short walk to a restaurant or event (walking score 2 — just make sure you’re not walking in them ALL day!). I got the black this year, but I like my brown ones I’ve had in my closet better (the black is too stark of a contrast with my skin and cuts my legs/feet off too much).
The Birkenstock Madrid sandals are the shoes I went into the store vowing NOT to buy…I do not need ANOTHER pair of Birkenstock Madrids. But, I couldn’t resist. I wish I would’ve gotten the Arizona sandals since I already have Madrids, but many of you know I’m a HUGE Madrid fan and wear them ALL summer long (so there’s that). The Ecru (with my skin tone) is a little harder to wear than my black shiny ones, but if you have darker skin than me…they really are beautiful shoes. I give them a 3 walking score since I know many of you have a hard time keeping the Madrids on your feet… For me, though, they’re a 5 — I can happily walk in them ALL day.
I’ll be honest here. I don’t know exactly how I’m going to wear these Marc Fisher platform boots this fall (the boot/denim silhouette situation this fall is stumping me a bit), but I do know I’m keeping them. They provide a TON of height, and although I haven’t taken them outside yet to walk in, they’re quite comfortable and walkable around the house. Since I haven’t taken them outside yet, I’m going to give them a 3 (but there’s a chance they would bump up to a 4 or 5 once truly tested on the city sidewalks).
The P448 Thea sneakers have been my go-to for years due to their platform and added height. This year’s version has impressed me the most with its stunning color and texture combination. Despite the shiny leather, it’s hardly noticeable when worn, and the gold/bronze tongue adds a fantastic touch. I recommend spraying waterproof solution on the suede to keep it well maintained.
These 27 Edit pointed-toe boots are the only stiletto heels I dare to wear. Last year I got a very similar pair in white, and they quickly became my go-to for those times I want a sleek heel. It’s no surprise that I quickly fell in love with these in this gorgeous reddish brown. I love how the color pops under jeans and trousers.
These Vagabond Chelsea boots aren’t new to me, but that’s exactly why I feel the need to share them here, again. I’ve had these for three years now, and they’re some of the most-worn shoes in my closet. (I use the word “closet” lightly because for those three years, they’ve had a permanent spot near the front door.) The comfort is next level — I’d give them a 4.5/5, only docking that half point because on the instances I’ve tried to boldly wear them without socks, they rub the base of my calf a little. But I’ve trekked miles upon miles in them on pavement, dirt and through the mud, and they’ve never let me down. They’re waterproof too, which means they clean up great. After three years of very rigorous wear, they still look new. True to size.
These Charles David flats are a pleasant surprise. The stock image doesn’t do much for me, so I bought them on a whim hoping they’d live up to their potential, and they’re just as sleek and subtly feminine as I’d hoped. They’re so flattering on the foot too, and the low profile elevates just about any pants they’re paired with. Going to give them a 4/5 for comfort because, while they’re very comfy right out of the box and fit like a glove, the soft vegan leather doesn’t breathe extremely well. So while I think they could handle a fair bit of urban strolling, things could get a little sweaty. True to size.
Full disclosure, I just received these Sorel boots in the mail today, so I can’t offer much a review. What I can offer, however, is a glimpse at the brown colorway (I liked it when I ordered them, but I love it in person) — and a reminder that S wrote an entire post on these (and how to style them) a while back. In fact, that was testament enough to inspire my own purchase — she had me at “non-slip, grippy bottoms and squishy, walkable sole.” I can tell you just from the first wear: These are more than just another cute boot. The sole is seriously rugged, as is the composition. I imagine they’ll need a bit of breaking in, but I can already envision how much I’ll wear them all winter. A nice break from black too (though that color with the bright lime sole is still in stock as well). True to size.
I love the chocolate suede upper and braided detail on these PAIGE platform clogs. These clogs are the perfect height to wear with flare and bootcut jeans that I would otherwise need to hem. I like the extra height (I’m 5’5”), and the color is perfection. The clogs also come in a metallic gold color if that’s more your jam. Walk score = 2 (they’re wooden clogs after all).
Classic black lug-sole Chelsea boots are a staple in the closet of anybody who loves a rock-inspired look. This Vagabond pair is so comfortable, and the side panel of stretch material will accommodate different ankle sizes nicely. I anticipate wearing these all the time this fall. Walk score = 5/5
These are my first Hunter rain boots, and I’m already obsessed with them. They’re the PERFECT marriage of form and function. I can easily style them with jeans or dresses. The only catch is that the shaft is a little narrow, so I wouldn’t recommend them if you usually buy wide shoes.
The evening I bought them we went for a mile-long walk on the trail. I’ll give them a 5/5 walk score. The gray ones are almost sold out, but they’re still available in a really versatile and pretty utility green!
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