Belle’s New Favorite Black Flats
Nov 3, 2016
For several years, I’ve touted the glories of the BP. Moveover Flat. It’s fairly comfortable, looks great, and, at $50, if you ruin a pair, you won’t cry yourself to sleep. But my one issue with the shoes is that after 4-6 months of wear, they stretch out. It’s less than ideal.
So a few weeks ago, when I was strolling through Nordstrom and spotted a similar pair of shoes in an under-$100 price point, I had to give them a try.
The Dr. Scholl’s name is synonymous with gel inserts and orthotics, so it’s not what I think of when I think “stylish basic work shoe.” But these Kimber flats have everything I’m looking for in a work flat.
First, the memory foam insole is really comfortable. The cushioning is far superior to any other flat I’ve ever worn. But unlike so many padded footbeds it isn’t too thick.
Second, rubber sole. You know how I love a rubber sole for absorbing shock for a long day on your feet.
Last, they look great on your foot. They look like they cost more than their $88 price tag. Very sleek, and surprisingly chic for a basic flat.
My only complaint, and it’s a small one, they are not ready to wear out of the box (at least on my foot). Because the toe box was a little snug, I needed to break them in. This could be because I have very high arches and insteps, or it could be the shoe. Regardless, this problem was easily remedied with a shoe stretcher.
Don’t love a pointed toe? Dr. Scholl’s makes a very similar shoe, the Vixen, with a round toe.
I really like these shoes. Of course, we’ll see how they hold up over time. But they are a great option for those who stand or walk a lot during the day. With a little testing, they might even be a good commuter shoe for those with a mid-length commute. I like them so much, and was so impressed with their comfortability, that I bought these Dr. Scholl’s boots with a tassel detail in grey suede.