flats

10 Sporty Sneaker Flats

March 21, 2014 at 8:00 am , by

Ahhh, the sneaker flat—finally, a shoe trend our feet won’t hate us for! Part laid-back, part polished, the sneaker falls in line with the sporty-chic theme that has been wow-ing us since it first made a bold debut on spring runways.  If you’re like us, you’ll love the fusion of casual and sophisticated (plus, they’re a fashion industry-approved excuse to be comfortable!). So choose a few pairs of these 10 easy-to-wear kicks for all styles and relish in the fact that you won’t have to worry about tripping in heels!

Leopard-Print Ponyhair

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These soft-to-the-touch shoes bring new meaning to "taking a walk on the wild side!"

Buy it now, $140


10 Pretty Party Shoes

December 20, 2013 at 8:00 am , by

Put the finishing touch on your New Year’s Eve outfit with these incredible party shoes. Each pair is guaranteed to garner compliments.

J. Crew Etta Satin Glitter-Sole Pumps

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This classic satin pump gets a festive kick from its glittery heel.

Buy it now, $298


Go Ask Gab: Making High Heels Comfortable

April 27, 2010 at 11:57 am , by

I’ve gotten really lazy lately and worn flats almost exclusively. I’ve decided to try to reintroduce my heels into my wardrobe but OUCH, they hurt—even more than they used to. Do I just have to suck it up or is there anything I can do to help make them more comfy? The ouch-factor has me running back to my flats, big-time! – Amanda

Well there are several ways to attack this problem. Here are my suggestions:

* Don’t jump feet-first into 4-inch heels (in fact, you shouldn’t jump in 4-inch heels at all—ha!). Try to first ease into heel that’s around 2.5 to 3 inches. J.Crew always has some stylish sensible heels

* Pick a shoe with a thicker stacked heel. It’s studier, thus easier to walk in. These Banana Republic pumps will keep you from wobbling.

* Shoes with a platform are also more comfortable and give you added height. Love these Ann Taylor platform sandals.

* Wedges also tend to be more supportive and easier to walk in. LOFT’s cross strap wedges seem like a great option.

* Try a shoes with hidden support technology. Kenneth Cole and Cole Haan both offer shoes with extra comfort.

* Add an insert for more added comfort: My favorite brands are Dr. Scholl’s, Apara and Foot Petals.

If you STILL can’t take heels, check out my spring flat story for some great new options!