Maria writes: "You guys are so great at helping answers questions, I'm hoping you can help me as well! At the end of September, I'm going to be touring Vienna for three days. We will be doing lots of sightseeing, eating and most importantly walking! I am usually quite comfortable in my four inch heels, but not when it requires hours and hours of walking. I'm not sure what shoes to wear! If not pumps then flip flops (summer) and Uggs (winter). What do I wear mid fall when it will be 50ish degrees and comfortable?? Thanks for your help!"
Hey, Maria! As hard as it might be to believe, there's a whole world of cool weather footwear you'll find comfortable for a few days of sightseeing and guzzling Grüner Veltliner (and you MUST guzzle some Grüner). There are a bevy of brands out there making fashion-friendly shoes with comfort and wearability in mind. Here are a few of my favorites.
1. Justin Stampede Cowboy Boots ($130) - A great way to show a bit of Yankee pride. Wear them around the house for a day or two to break them in. These are a personal favorite thanks to their no-slip rubber sole.
2. Circa Joan & David Yoelle Wedge Pump ($89) - A sleek-looking, full-support wedge loafer from a company known for super comfortable shoes.
3. Born Attila Boot ($210) - Borns are built first and foremost for comfort, but the brand does a great job with style as well when it comes to this classic, low-heeled riding boot.
4. Clarks Poem Court Flat ($58) - Take the pressure off your toes and calves with a flat style, like this one from quality, comfort-focused brand Clarks.
5. Lifestride Nicole Slip-On ($56) - This fit-first brand can have some cringe-worthy looks, but we think this pin-up inspired number easily makes the style cut.
6. Anne Klein Maise Wedge Pump ($40) - Get 'em while they're hot: this ultra-cute wedge features the brand's signature iFlex footbed.
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