Susan wrote, "Hi Outblush! I'm beginning a new internship in autumn and I have to bike about 2-3 miles through the city to get from class to work- at least twice a day, some days more. I'm trying to find business casual shoes that are appropriate for work AND are easy to bike in. I've biked around town in pumps before, but it is very, very annoying. Also I was in a much smaller city and didn't worry too much about making a fool of myself in front of traffic if I lost my balance....Anyway, I'm looking for maybe two or three pairs of shoes around the $60-$80 price range in colors that will match a variety of work outfits and will keep my toesies warm as the weather gets cooler. I'm a size 8½ or 9. Good Luck! Thanks! Susan"
Hey, Susan, Janetor here! That's awesome - both the internship and the fact that you're bicycling instead of driving! I've rounded up five pairs of flats, most available in multiple colors so you can pick & choose based on your wardrobe, that'll let you cycle and work in style. Good luck with your internship, and don't forget to wear a bike helmet!
1 - Circa Joan & David Women's Anora Flat ($73-89, in 3 colors)
2 - Biviel Women's Bv2631 Flat ($85-114 on sale, in 4 colors)
3 - All Black Women's 080168 Open Straps Flat ($69, in 2 colors)
4 - Rockport Women's Evets Road Mary Jane ($50, in 2 colors)
5 - Kelsi Dagger Women's Lagos Ballet Flat ($63-79 on sale, in 3 colors)
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