We’re always on the hunt for cute, comfortable shoes here at The Mom Edit. And while I’m no comfort shoe queen (that’s Linzi), I do need a shoe I can literally walk a mile in. Or two, or three, preferably. The Philly-based TME team all primarily live downtown, which means that most of us rarely drive. Instead, we walk. We walk everywhere. We walk kids to school in the rain, we walk to each other’s houses in the snow, we walk to work, and we often walk to restaurants on a night out.
I do like the occasional high heel. But that usually requires a declaration early in the day that tonight!! will be an ‘Uber night’!! and then we all dress accordingly. But once the weather starts to get nice, the best way to end any night out is with a long(ish) walk home. And for that…I need A Shoe I Can Literally Walk A Mile In.
My Favorite Pair of Comfy High Heels
These are not shoes I can walk allllll over the city in, all night long. But they are shoes, that, in a pinch, will allow me to walk home — in relative comfort — from any restaurant. They are also shoes that let me dance most of the night (I’ve worn them out salsa dancing) and they were totally comfortable for a recent school fundraiser (or ‘mom prom’ as it’s been nicknamed).
The reason these shoes are so comfortable is one part material (the leather is really soft) and one part design. Block heels are always more comfortable than skinny heels, and the height of the heel isn’t totally ridiculous. I even dressed them up for winter here.
Meaning: you won’t look like some baby giraffe awkwardly tripping your way across the street. (If you watch virtually anyone try to walk in 4″ heels, and you’ll know what I mean.)
Also, the ankle strap hits at the perfect spot on my leg so that the shoe is secure, but still walkable. It’s not one of those ankle straps that fights you with every step. They also come in a ton of colors, here.
jeans: Rag and Bone High-Rise Skinny Jeans (size 25)
jacket: Mama Moto Jacket c/o Shop BURU
What high heels can you honestly walk a mile (or two) in? I’d love to test them out!!
And if there are any shoes that you’ve been curious about…let us know and we’ll give it a go! Currently on my list to test? Everlane’s Day Glove flats (spoiler: YES, coming soon) and Rothy’s ‘the point’ flats. Thoughts?