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The Spring 2022 Comfort Shoe Guide

Your favorite Spring Comfort Shoe Guide has arrived! We have included fan favorites from the blog, tried and true client favorites, plus new styles we can’t wait to try. Comfortable shoes don’t have to be boring! Gold crackle or holographic sandals, anyone? Keep scrolling for our favorite spring comfort shoes and trends!

Happy Shopping!

Strappy Sandals

The best thing about this season’s strappy sandals? The straps are wide. Wide straps = comfortable. Try the Naturalizer Kerry Sandal in Aged Bourbon with an all black outfit. Sooo chic! Like this styling idea but need something dressier for work? Try the AGL Greta Slide Sandal. Willing to wear a heel? Go for it with the Aerosoles Camera Platform Sandal.

Naturalizer Kerry Sandal, $99

Franco Sarto Glenni Sandal, $99

Clarks Seren 25 Sandal, $100

AGL Greta Slide Sandal, $398

Pikolinos Blanes Sandal, $170

Aerosoles Camera Platform Sandal, $135

Sporty Sandals

You know by now how much we love our Birkenstock EVA Essentials in all the styles as a flip flop replacement. Kyle still loves her Birkenstock Madrid Big Buckle Slide Sandal. Her latest addition, the Birkenstock Arizona Big Buckle Sandal in black patent, is selling out fast. Keep scrolling down for the Gizeh version of this hot style. I’ve already been collecting compliments on my new sporty sandals this season. See the Freedom Moses Terrazzo Black Sandal below.

Birkenstock Eva Gizeh Essentials, $49.95

Johnny Was Ardell Pool Slide, $98

Birkenstock Arizona Iridescent Slide Sandal, $110.00

UGG Goldenstar Platform Sandal, $120

Chaco Z1 Classic Monochrome Sandal, $94.64

Teva Hurricane Drift Sandal , $40

Birkenstock Gizeh Big Buckle Flip Flop, $159.95

Freedom Moses Terrazzo Black Sandals, $50.00

Chic Slides and Mules

There are soooo many slides out there this season! The crazy thing is, they are not all that comfortable! A lot of this season’s slides have braided materials that rub on the top of your foot. The styles you see here all have really soft leather and comfortable, padded soles. Promise! The star of this section is the Sarto By Franco Sarto Bordo Slide Sandal, which Kyle bought last year in ivory. However, this modern, versatile style comes in a rainbow of colors and patterns.

Sarto By Franco Sarto Bordo Slide Sandal, $99

UGG Ximena Slide Sandal, $70

Paul Green Lauren Slide Sandal, $319

Vionic Kalina Braided Slide Sandal, $119.95

Sofft Aneesa Sandal, $119.95

Cole Haan Mojave Slide Sandal, $120


Sick of your boots but not ready for sandals? A clog is the perfect spring comfort shoe to wear with pants, jeans, and even some skirts and dresses. From iridescent EVA to a heeled rock n’ roll sandal, there is a clog for everyone. In fact, I’ve recently broken out my classic black Dansko clogs after neglecting them for a few years. Perhaps clogs have become a fashion classic?

Fitflop Pilar Leather Platform Mule, $150

Born Andy Clog, $109.95

Dansko Giulia Clog, $144.95

Dansko Kane, $79.95

Kork-Ease Sayda Clog, $185

Dr. Scholl’s Felicity Clog Sandal, $120

Naot Lodos Mule, $179.95

27 Edit Naturalizer Katrese Platform Mule, $160

Wedges and Platforms

Are wedges finally back? Wedges may come and go for fashion designers, but they never leave women’s closets. The comfort level of a wedge is just too hard to resist! It is literally impossible to try on the Coconuts By Matisse Ocean Ave Espadrille Platform Slide Sandal and not purchase it. I (Lani) couldn’t do it, and neither could any of our clients!

Clarks Annadel Eirwyn Wedge Sandal, $94.95

Cordani Bella Espadrille, $109.48

UGG Eirene Espardrille Wedge Sandal, $100

UGG April Espadrille Platform Sandal, $130

Coconuts By Matisse Ocean Ave Espadrille Platform Slide Sandal , $45

Sofft Ciera Wedge Sandal, $119.95

Sorel Cameron Flatform Sandal, $130

Naturalizer Hobby Asymmetric Ankle Strap Sandal, $99

Clarks Kimmei Wedge Sandal, $100


We find that many women avoid heels all together because it is so hard to find comfortable pumps. You may have heard us preach about Ally over and over, but it is because they are truly game changers! Choose between their block heel or classic stiletto styles, both of which come in 2 inches or 3 inches. And Ally is currently having a 15% sale on all of their in-stock shoes. For a very low heel, a lot of our clients have been loving the square toe and cool colorways of the 27 Edit Naturalizer Florence Square Toe Pump.

Ally Shoes Fierce Leopard Bold Block Heel, $325

Ally Shoes Black Suede Classic 3″ Pump, $325

Vaneli Maylea, $165

27 Edit Naturalizer Licia Pointed Toe Pump, $145

Paul Green Kami Pointed Toe Pump, $339

27 Edit Naturalizer Florence Square Toe Pump, $135

Vaneli Aliz Pumps, $160

Flats and Loafers

Want to feel like you’re wearing slippers while at the office or walking around town? You must check out Birdies, specifically The Heron! The sizes often sell out but they restock often, so be sure to sign up for restock alerts if necessary. FYI, most of their styles run a half size big. For a cool avant-garde shoe that is sure to garner compliments, look no further than the 27 Edit Naturalizer Avrie Slingback Flat.

Birdies The Heron Black Suede, $130

27 Edit Naturalizer Avrie Slingback Flat, $120

Paul Green Lori Espadrille Flat, $339

Clarks Pure T- Bar Mary Jane Flat, $120

AGL Mara Loafer, $279.30

Vaneli Kammie Flat, $175

Vionic Serephina Rhinestone Leather Mule, $126.95


You should have a pair of cute sneakers in your spring comfort shoe arsenal. Birdies also dominates this category: cute and comfortable sneakers for a sundress or jean shorts. Looking for something very functional for walking a few miles or more? Check out the Brooks Revel 5 Sneaker.

Birdies The Cardinal, $145

Vionic Thrive Sneaker Mule, $119.95

Paul Green Hadley Platform Sneaker, $378

Birdies The Roadrunner, $140

Ecco Soft 7 Slip- On Sneaker, $159.95

Birdies Swift Slip- On Sneaker, $120

Brooks Revel 5 Sneaker, $99.95

Which is your favorite type of spring comfort shoe? Which styles from the blog will you try? Let us know in the comments!

Real Life Style is a style consulting firm that teaches busy women to wear their power so they can live their lives fully and confidently. Lani Inlander and Kyle Dunphy are based in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and serve clients nationwide. We offer personal styling services, an on-demand e-course, corporate services, and training to become a personal stylist.

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(5) Comments

  1. Love all the chunky wedges!!!!!

    Missing: on clouds!

    1. Lani says:

      Doh! You are so right! And what a relief that your wedges are back in style, right? 😉

  2. Lori C says:

    This was a helpful post! I bought Birdies flats and Ally suede pumps based on your recs and they are both amazing finds.

    1. Lani says:

      Oh I’m so glad, Lori! Thanks for letting me know!

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