I’ll be the first to admit than when it comes to shoes, I tend to favour cute and pretty over anything practical. But as a full-time mum and a full-time fashion editor, these days, I have no time to waste on blistered heels, swollen toes, and aching arches—especially when it comes to my everyday work shoes. Between commutes, press days, meetings, and after-work events, what I really want is a chic pair of shoes that are not only good-looking but equally comfortable. It seems I’m not the only one who desires these kinds of shoes. The number one fashion question I get asked from my friends, from readers, and through Instagram is what shoes they should buy that are comfy yet still trendy and chic—particularly when it comes to travel and work.
Curious to see what other fashion-forward women are wearing on their feet to work, I tapped into six stylish women in the fashion industry for the shoes they swear by. Scroll below for a little something to suit every sartorial taste, and shop the most comfortable work shoes out there.