For the better half of the past year, we’ve been living in our comfort shoes. Good thing is, they’re not going anywhere. Infact, they are everywhere! Yes, your favorite comfort shoes have had a luxury update and they seem to be trending in the fashion circles. In some ways, it was inevitable. Most of us have become so used to lounging around in our comfy footwear that the thought of regular footwear or routine shoes seems impossible to digest. That’s probably what drove global luxury fashion houses to rethink the comfort shoe and prove once and for all that comfort & style are not mutually exclusive!
If you look closely at all the comfort shoes that are trending, two things seem to stand out: the straps and the soles. On top of our list of updated comfort shoes is the Birkenstock Forager sandal (Yes, Birkenstock!). With two velcro straps taking the place of the usual buckles, they give a modern feel to a 90’s style. Available in lots of colors, so you won’t have to stick to blacks & whites.
Straps play a vital role in making us love comfort shoes. The Valentino Rose edition sandals are a good example of how soft & romantic flowers can make us forget we’re actually wearing comfortable slip-ons. The leather flowers and footbed make looking stylish so effortless. Another shoe whose strap can be noticed from afar is the JW Anderson chain slides. The strap is all about that chunky chain and the footbed made of molded cork allows for a comfortable fit. Wearing these slides you’ll feel like you get the best of both worlds: comfort & style.
We’ve discussed some good options with luxe straps but let’s see comfort shoes with chunky soles now! Yes, chunky soles are not limited to your favorite sneakers anymore. They’ve made their way into the sandals territory and (no surprises) Balenciaga has a cool version we love. They’ve basically updated their Track sneakers with Track touch strap chunky sandals in a signature Balenciaga design. Sacai also has some mean sandals with an elevated molded cork footbed. It’s a result of their collaboration with A.P.C and the shoe features straps with buckles and a slingback. It’s really a true hynrid between comfort wear and quirky. You’ll love it! We have lots more great options for you to shop. Including Roger Vivier, Tods, Tory Burch & more. Scroll below to shop your favourite pieces!