Modern shoe fashion presents a tremendous opportunity for designers to serve customers who despise sacrificing comfort for style.
According to a new survey conducted by The College of Podiatry, it only “takes one hour and six minutes of wearing uncomfortable shoes to feel pain, with ailments ranging from blisters to muscular problems.” The study further elaborates that “stilettos are not the only problem – even flip-flops can increase the risk of stress fractures.”
This is where the challenge lies. When a woman slips into a pair of shoes in the morning, she is making a commitment that must last all day. But beyond function, shoes are perceived as jewelry for the feet, a form of personal expression and a vital finishing touch to any outfit.
Shoes must perform double, sometimes triple duty. So how can consumers achieve the lasting comfort they need with the refined elegance they desire from footwear fashion?
Many a topic of conversation has circulated around clogs for this reason. Comfortable clogs possess round, wide toe boxes that provide room for the foot’s natural walking motion. The heel is wide, and the wooden sole offers good traction. The leather chosen to construct each set further wraps the foot in softness and luxury. Most importantly, the everyday ease of a pair of comfortable clog shoes provides the ability to walk without teetering, a statement not always spoken of stilettos.
The most comfortable clogs pull together the “jeans and a tee” look but also polishes a casual dress. It’s this versatility that continually pushes clogs into the spotlight.
Layer a simple cotton dress with a utility jacket, then slip on a pair of comfortable clog sandals and add a textured clutch for modern practicality.
Achieving style or long-lasting comfort no longer should be a choice. If the same pair of shoes can take you from work to happy hour, or shopping to walking tour to dinner without blisters or discomfort, then you’re set.