Its important to consider the well being of your feet when picking out shoes. Learn about the best shoes for comfort with help from a fashion stylist in this free video clip.
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Hi there. I'm stylist Natalie Ogura and here are some tips on what to look for when shopping for comfortable shoes. When it comes to shoes, most of us will gladly take a little pain, but for the wellbeing of our feet, we really should have a few pairs of truly comfortable shoes. The best ones will provide arch support, plenty of cushioning for the heel and ball of the foot, a comfortable overall fit and of course, style. For example, our model here, Tesla, can stroll all day long in these ankle boots from Macy's. These specialty boots have a solid construction and arch support built in, a supple leather and generous overall cushioning to absorb shock, and very wearable stacked heel that you can walk on for miles and miles. Another comfort style is the ballet flat. Just make sure the bottom of the soles have extra cushioning and that the elastic is not too tight around the top of your foot and that there's a good level of flexibility in the overall shoe. Also, with a ballet flat, I tend to go up a half size to allow for more wiggle room, so I do have some favorite brands like Cohl Haan because they use Nike Air technology and other long time comfort brands like Bjorn and Dr. Scholl's. All these brands have done an incredible job reinvigorating their product line with both trend and comfort in mind.