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The Find: Comfortable Black Flats

Back when I was a young intern, I would come home at night and soak my feet, treat my blisters, and wonder why no one made a pair of shoes comfortable enough to wear while giving a Capitol tour.  Fifteen years later, comfort is even more important.  I am just too old to have sore feet.  So when I find a comfortable pair of shoes, I tell everyone.

I’ve gone back and forth with Cole Haan for years.  I had an amazing pair of heels.  So I bought a pair of their Nike Air shoes, they made my feet fall asleep.  I snapped up a pair of fabulous loafers, only to buy a replacement pair that lost their sole within a month.  It’s been a real fashion rollercoaster.

So when I stopped to try on a pair of their Grand Ambition Pointy Toe Flats at my local store this weekend, I wasn’t expecting a lot.  But as I strolled around the shoe section, I was really impressed by the support, the flexibility and the comfort.  It felt like I was wearing sneakers.  (I plan to grab them in the animal print for an upcoming trip.)

There’s a reason that these flats are selling out.  If they’re gone in your size from Nordstrom, try Saks or Cole Haan.  Cole Haan’s Grand Ambition collection also makes a pump and (God love them) a wedge.  Campaign trail warriors, that wedge is like an answered prayer.

You know that I love my Rothy’s, and I could not live without them.  But sometimes, you just need a leather shoe.

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  1. Elz says:

    Hmmm, I’ve been burnt by a pair of terrible Cole Haan wedges. But, I trust you and may have to take a gamble on these…

    January 29, 2020/Reply
    • Belle says:

      I didn’t try on the wedges, but the flats were good. Give them a try.

      January 29, 2020/Reply
  2. EM says:

    i own the Cole Haan Grand Ambition wedges and wear them almost every day running around the Hill. Highly recommend.

    January 29, 2020/Reply
  3. irmck says:

    Thank you so much for this! I’ve been in the market for another pair of pointy toe flats for walking around DC, and I need a pair that can go miles and miles. Life is too short for shoes that hurt my feet, and I’m too old for the Working Girl look.

    January 29, 2020/Reply
  4. Lindsey says:

    Thank you for this post. Comfy flats are surprisingly tough to find. Just ordered the leopard flats!

    January 29, 2020/Reply
  5. CA says:

    The Cole Haan Sadie wedge looks sort of mumsy in the photos, but is a winner on. I ended up buying two pairs.

    February 10, 2020/Reply