Michael Kors might have been mocked following the rapid growth of his affordable luxury designs that saw thousands of medium-end consumers rush to buy his brand, but few can argue the designer’s creations remain hugely successful thanks to their accessible price and practicality. The brand’s shoes, such as these Brianna leather mules, are a comfortable everyday option with a supportive 3.5 inch heel and gold rings to provide breathability (and style) in summer.
Nicholas Kirkwood’s Beya leather flat mules might not be among his most attractive designs, but the shoes inspired by sharp architectural elements are one of the brand’s most celebrated, thanks to their easy slip-on style. The fact they were hand-crafted in Italy makes them a reliable leather choice. They can be worn with both smart and casual outfits.
Tory Burch is known for designing some of the most comfortable work shoes in the international footwear market. Its ballerinas are almost unparalleled when it comes to comfort and elasticity. The same goes for its vail leather espadrilles, which are inspired by 60’s chic. Their neutral shade and pearl embellishments make them as stylish as they are comfortable.
Valentino’s Rockstud collection has undoubtedly succeeded in garnering consumer demand for more designs based around the now-signature studs. These leather sneakers from the collection are ultra-comfortable, giving plenty of space and cushioning, while remaining airy enough for summer wear. The white shade goes well with formal or casual wear.
Besides being classics, Sam Edelman’s Felicia ballerinas are of utmost comfort when it comes to everyday wear. The flat leather shoes are flexible and adjust to the wearer’s feet, resulting in, dare we say, the perfect fit, especially considering their lush padded soles. And the price is just as pleasant as the fit. Opt for the rose colour for a touch of luxury and femininity. These go well with everything from jeans to dresses and suits.
If you’re going to wear heels from 9am to 5pm, you might as well opt for a comfortable pair. Alexander White’s 4.5 inch Eva leather sandal heels come with a playful (and comfortable) twist; a thick pleated front strap that is delicate on the feet. The not-so-high pair are designed in white and tan for versatile wear.