If you’re lucky enough to be a woman with a car service, you can stop reading now. If like us you’ll be navigating New York’s fashion week festivities with the hoi polloi, you’ll soon be faced with an important decision: what shoes to wear? Aesthetically this is obviously important. How the choice will affect your capacity for locomotion through Manhattan is another point to consider.
We’ve sought out some options for you, from military to menswear-inspired to decidedly unique (like the New Kid line we’re dying for). If it’s heels or die for you, we recommend a platform or wedge. The smaller the differential between the height of the heel versus the platform at the ball of the foot, the more comfortable it will be. And remember that flats can be torture on your feet and back if they don’t have arch support or (for us anyway) at least a small wedge. Lastly, grab yourself some good old fashion Dr. Scholl’s inserts. They’re decidedly unchic, so keep your shoes on. We can’t promise anything — but combined with a stiff cocktail and distracted by a goodie bag or two, we hope these (somewhat) foot-friendly picks will help your feet weather the week with as little pain as can be expected from a combination that wold instill fear in any foot: fashion, walking, and line-waiting.
1. Free People Ballet Platform, 2. New Kid Slipstitch Ankle Boot, 3. Loeffler Randall Zola-D Zig-zag Platform Dino, 4. Osborn Prism Bootie, 5. Joie Louie Louie Suede Wingtip Flats, 6. Ash Studded Lace-Up Combat Boot, 7. And the award to longest shoe name ever goes to: Opening Ceremony Printed Leopard Suede Lace-Front Peep-toe Shoe Boot