One can never have enough shoes — from sneakers, sandals to stilettos, the options are endless. Shoes play an important role when it comes to putting the perfect look together. Having the perfect pair that is comfortable enough to wear all day and versatile enough to pair with just about anything is essential. And, while you may have all the shoes that are trending now, one can never go wrong with the basics. Whether it’s the comfort or the style, every pair of shoes have features that set them apart from the rest. As per the trend forecast of this year, we’re going to be seeing a lot of sporty sneakers, sandals, ballerinas and pumps everywhere. This gives you a chance to make a statement while still prioritising comfort. Among the many points to consider when investing in footwear, there’s some you just cannot miss out on.
- Comfort and support
Your body’s weight rests on your feet all day, so comfort has got to be the first thing to tick off your list. Invest in shoes that make doing almost any activity comfortable. Find shoes with soles that offer ample support to your feet. If you’re buying heels, make sure to get a pair whose soles offer utmost comfort, and do not put excess pressure on your heels.
- Trendy designs and colours
Trends and comfort can go hand in hand! With more people opting for comfort, you can find more and more trendy designs that are a balance of both style and comfort. Katie Holmes and Gigi Hadid have taken over the streets in their chunky loafers that look and feel comfortable while still making a statement. Colourful sliders and quirky printed or colour-blocked sneakers make for a good option to add more colour to your shoe collection.
- High-quality materials and craftsmanship
If you’re getting too many shoe bites, and too often, ask yourself if your shoes are right for your feet. Not just the size, but the material and the make of shoes go a long way in offering the best for your feet. For example, pure leather shoes are more durable and comfortable than textile ones. Make sure to also wear the right material for the day; opt for rubber footwear on rainy days to make the best of its slip resistant properties.
- Innovative technology
From gadgets to footwear, technology plays an important role in elevating our experience to deliver better results with every use. One such example of technology making shoes better is the smart shoes technology. This helps analyse your training goals, balance, and running style to recommend the best shoes to meet your needs. 3D printing has also made its way into the shoe making space to give you footwear that looks cooler and matches your aesthetic.
- Versatility and adaptability
Like we already mentioned, if you know what to pair your shoes with, you can make the best out of each pair. Every pair is as versatile as the next. For example, a pair of pumps transitions seamlessly from day to night, just as a pair of sporty sneakers would.
To conclude, shoes are that indispensable part of your wardrobe that can make or break a look. While having the right pairs to match everything in your wardrobe surely pays off, there is nothing wrong in indulging in a trend once in a while. From chunky loafers to mules, stilettos to sliders, pick what you like and what matches your personal style. But above all, invest in shoes that don’t make you compromise on comfort. You’re going to be wearing them 90% of the time, so make sure they look good and feel even better when worn.