Keeping your feet comfortable is important, especially when you are on them for long periods of the day. It is lovely to be able to wear a glamorous pair of heels for a night out or to complete any outfit. But, when it comes to day to day footwear, you really cannot beat casual shoes. They are comfortable and, often, far more practical than high heels.
Fortunately, when it comes to casual shoes for women there is a fair amount of choice. You just need to pick the right pair. Below, we show you how to quickly narrow down your choices.
How you are planning to use them
When buying a new pair of casual shoes think about how and when you are likely to wear them. This will help you to decide what type you should consider buying.
For example, if you know you need a pair of shoes to walk the dog in the woods, year-round, you can automatically dismiss the idea of buying flip-flops, ballerina or canvas shoes. It is obvious that none of these would be the best choice. So, making a physical or mental note of what you need the shoes for, before you go shopping, will enable you to considerably narrow down the possibilities.
What you will be wearing your new shoes with
Doing the above will help you to answer the next question. Which is, what style of clothes are you likely to wear your new shoes with the most? If you are looking for a pair of shoes to wear mainly with skirts and dresses something a bit more sophisticated like a ballerina shoe will work well. Whereas, Egyptian flats are unlikely to look right with a skirt or dress. Although they would work well with jeans, whether they be a cropped or full-length pair.
How easy they are to walk in
One of the best things about casual shoes is that they are, for the most part, extremely comfortable. They tend to be flat, which means that they are easy to walk in. But you need to be a little careful here. Flat does not automatically mean comfortable.
For example, wearing a pair of ballerina shoes for a winter walk would be an awful choice. The soles are so thin that you stand a good chance of getting very cold. Or, you could find out that if you walk for more than a few minutes in your new pair of high-end flip flops that the gap between your toes really hurts.
Consider how easy it will be to look after your new shoes
It is also important to think about how easy it will be to keep your shoes looking clean. There is no harm in buying a pair of white casual shoes, provided you also buy the products you need to keep them looking good. For example, if you want to wear white shoes, it makes sense to use a protector spray. Which one you would need depends on the type of material your shoes are made from. You can use this article to work out what kind of protection product you would need to buy.