It’s 2016. Iowa Caucuses are less than two weeks away. Do anyone else’s feet hurt just thinking about all the door-belling, lit-dropping, and glad-handing on the horizon? Here are a few black shoes for looking professional while saving your feet (to whatever extent you can).
Wedges are more stable than high heels so they put less strain on your ankles, feet and knees. I have a similar pair from Kate Spade, but these are comparable and a bit cheaper. For something under-$75, try these Nine West Ipsy wedges.
If you need to look professional while walking door-to-door, riding boots are a good option. I own these, and they hold up well in inclement weather. I do recommend adding a pair of Smartwool socks, however. For something under-$100, try these Sam Edelman Patton riding boots.
If you’re going to be campaigning in truly inclement weather, do your poor toes a favor and buy a pair of warm boots. Don’t be a martyr. I like Sorel boots. They’re not the prettiest things in the world, but they’re a nice basic, warm, and comfortable. Plus, they’re so heavy, walking in them is a great leg workout. Need something under-$50? Try these Itasca Cedar Snow boot.
These commuting flats have a really strong tread on them. The cushion from the rubber sole also saves your feet a lot of pain. Another great option are M.Gemi’s leather moccasins. For something more affordable, try these Anne Klein ballet flats.