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Personal Shopper: Cute and Comfy Flats for Lisa

Lisa writes: Dear Outblush----Conundrum-----indeed!!!! I had partially successful ankle surgery in August. I'm finally out of the boot but was told by the surgeon that I can not wear heels (gasp!) for the rest of my life. (double gasp!!) Am I destined for a life of Easy Spirits and Birkenstocks for the rest of my life? I need suggestions for flats that are cute and stylish but also supportive and reasonably inexpensive. I'm pretty hard on shoes. I'm a size 8.5 - 9. I like details like buckles but no bows. I like shiny shoes, colored shoes, lace ups, slip ons, and most anything else. I work at a desk job in a very casual office. I wear jeans most days so my shoes are for both work and play. Thanks! Lisa

Hi Lisa! I'm Found of You and I love a comfy shoe! I picked out some shoes for you from brands that I have personally experienced and find to be very supportive. I especially like Aerosoles and the Cole Haan "Air" line.

1 - Cole Haan Air Olivia Infinity ($95)
2 - Aerosoles Mr Softee ($50, in ten colors)
3 - Cole Haan Air Bandon ($82, in two colors)
4 - Aerosoles Raspberry ($25-$49, in nine colors, I have these in black, red and orange and I get lots of compliments, people love the big button on the side)
5 - Rockport Ashika Loafer ($100, in four colors)
6 - Aerosoles Rebecca ($30-59, in seven colors)
7 - Rockport Faye Ballet ($90, in 12 colors)
8 - Naturalizer Violette ($79, in three colors)
9 - Rockport Laura Mary Jane ($78, in three colors)
10 - Naturalizer Media ($63, in two colors)
11 - Not pictured but sooo cute: Cole Haan Flats - Air Reesa Buckle Ballet ($158)

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Posted on 02.09.12 at 12:00 PM

just wanted to say i love this personal shopper feature! i also have to wear flats with arch support because of foot problems... and they're devilishly hard to find! thanks!


Posted on 02.09.12 at 2:21 PM

Me, too. Achille's tendon surgery and a bone spur. Wore a boot or cast for a year. YUCK!! Now, I can wear kitten heels very gently...for a little while. But mostly flats. Also, check out J Crew's CeCe flats, they have a little rise inside but they are flat. VERY comfy!


Posted on 02.10.12 at 12:17 AM

I am in the same boat as y'all and have found that the brands Drew and Wolky are the best for my troubled feet. Drawback of both brands is price----they are really expensive shoes, but are perfect (and stylish!) for my bad feet.

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