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The 2019 Spring Comfort Shoe Shopping Guide

Welcome to the annual RLS Comfort Shoe Shopping Guide, usually our most popular blog post of the year! The goal of our comfort shoe guide is to show you our favorite comfort brands as well as our favorite styles. Comfort brands have a wide range of styles, some of them more “stylish” than others! Our goal as personal stylists is to get you in the most comfortable shoes possible without sacrificing your personal style.

This is all very personal to me of course, as I had foot surgery at 21, and have been dealing with the search for comfortable but stylish shoes ever since. This is one stylist who will never force you into heels! In fact, I gave up wearing heels even to evening events a few years ago. You do not have to wear 4″ heels with all of your outfits, but you do have to consider how your shoes affect your outfits. We teach our students in Stylist Studio, our personal stylist training program, that you almost need to dress your client from the shoe up. What kind of shoes a client can wear will greatly influence the silhouette of their wardrobe. It does not have to feel like a limitation, but it is always a consideration.

All of the brands below: Clarks, Cole Haan, Vionic, Naturalizer, Munro, Fit Flop, Anne Klein, Vaneli, AGL, The Flexx, and Paul Green, are brands that we sell our clients. A lot of the styles featured are ones we have tried on and or sold to our personal styling clients. But as I was just quoted in an article I wrote for a publication on comfort shoes, you have to figure out which comfort brand is comfortable for you. Go to a department store, or a few different ones since they carry different brands, and try on a bunch of styles from unfamiliar brands. I suggest Nordstrom, Macy’s, and Lord & Taylor. See which ones fit your particular foot the most and when you find the best few brands for you, feel free to stick with them.

Happy Shoe Shopping!

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Clarks

Clarks Sense Silk Sandal, $110

Clarks Sharon Ranch Loafer, $95

Clarks Pure Tone Loafer, $109.95

Clarks Ellis Rose Pumps, $119.95

Clarks Orabella Iris Sandal, $100

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Cole Haan

Cole Haan ZeroGrand Skimmer with Stitchlite, $120

Cole Haan Aviana Pump, $150

Cole Haan GrandPro Downtown Sneaker, $150

Cole Haan Ansley Slide Sandal, $130

Cole Haan Anela Grand Sandal, $130

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Vionic

Vionic Keomi Sandal, $129.95

Vionic Miami Sandal, $99.95

Vionic Kaia Snake Sandals, $149.95

Vionic Coralina Wedge, $119.95

Vionic Avery Pro Metallic, $139.95

Naturalizer

Naturalizer Bev Pointy Toe Mule, $98.95

Naturalizer Banks Pump, $99.95

Naturalizer Arianna Block Heel Sandal, $109.95

Naturalizer Jaycie Platform Sandal, $88.95

Naturalizer Ivy Quarter Strap Sandal, $109.95

Naturalizer Zaya Wedge Slide Sandal, $98.95

Naturalizer Samantha Half D’Orsary Flat, $89.99

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Munro

Munro Souki Sandal, $209.90

Munro Laya Sandal, $144.95

Munro Laine, $199.95

Munro Kristal Sandal, $184.95

Munro Brinn Sandal, $220

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Fitflop

Fitflop Limited Edition Loosh Satin Slide Sandals, $225

Fitflop Limited Edition Quilted Metallic Leather Slide Sandals, $250

Fitflop Limited Edition Shearling Slide Sandals, $395

Fitflop Limited Edition Claudia Logo Knit Sneakers, $275

Fitflop Allegro Ballet Flat, $99.95

Fitflop Barely Dotted Snake Print Sandal, $129.95

Fitflop Twiss Slide Sandal, $129.95

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Anne Klein

Anne Klein Norwood Block Kitten Heel, $84.95

Anne Klein Essence Flat Sandal, $75

Anne Klein Doris Slide Sandal, $75

Anne Klein Zala Platform Sandal, $85

Anne Klein Acer Wedge, $79.95

Anne Klein Wisher Wedge, $70

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Paul Green

Paul Green Tammy Pump, $299

Paul Green Lois Slingback Sandal, $299

Paul Green Nicki Asymmetrical Pump, $299

Paul Green Aloha Platform Sandal, $320

Paul Green Meg Slide Sandal, $275

Paul Green Vicky Slingback Sandal, $319

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Vaneli

Vaneli Brynn Slide, $129.95

Vaneli Yoanna Sandal, $109.95

Vaneli Matida Sandal, $134.95

Vaneli Bumpy Sandal, $134.95

Vaneli Hillie Sandal, $134.95

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AGL

AGL Cap Toe Pump, $335

AGL Ankle Strap Sandal, $360

AGL Softy Pointy Toe Moccasin Loafer, $370

AGL Pointy Toe Mule, $355

AGL Asymmetrical Woven Toe Loop Sandal, $398

AGL Studded Loafer, $370

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The Flexx

The Flexx Shore Line, $135

The Flexx Shore Thing, $125

The Flexx Sneak Name, $140

The Flexx Bowery, $145

The Flexx Chelsea, $145

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Lani Inlander is a personal stylist who has been working with clients who want to feel their best and look put-together every day for over 15 years. You can find her in the Washington, D.C. and New York metropolitan areas. Learn how you can train with Lani to become a personal stylist at The Stylist Studio

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