I work for a very conservative firm that requires me to wear a business suit and closed-toed shoes to work every day. Because I walk around the city to meet with our clients, by the end of the day, my feet end up burning hot and are covered in calluses and blisters.
I'm getting worried that I'm permanently damaging my feet. I don't want to resort to wearing sneakers with a nice suit but I'm only 26 and don't want to wear orthopedic shoes that my grandmother would wear either. Are there any companies out there that make cute, comfortable work shoes? Sad Sole
Dear Sad Sole
Give Unisa a chance. OK, they aren't Manolo's but they're totally cooler than you remember them being and they are WAY comfortable.
Or, there's always the trusty (however not as hip)
Aerosoles. If you are looking for something slightly more high end, I can't push Taryn Rose's collection enough. They are more pricey, but they last and the designer was a former orthopedist. I recommended her shoes in a post about Ideal Travel Footwear.
It's a good thing that flats are back in. And shoe makers now are catching on to how painful this past pointy toe, stiletto skinny heel phase was and are making shoes with more rubbery soles.
If you are looking to make a little bit more of a high end shoe, these Prada's fit the bill. They are rubber soled, professional and have just enough of a heel to make your legs look slim. They retail for $241.