When I lived in New York City and was working as a fashion editor who attended market appointments and press previews all over the city I quickly learned that one needed practical but fashionable shoes. Going uptown, downtown, east side, west side to midtown while still looking put together can be a bit of a challenge. Most ladies love shoes, this is no surprise. Having been a city dweller who didn’t have access to a car to get around (and sometimes the subway is just more practical than a taxi) I suppose I learned to understand what my feet could withstand and what they simply could not. With that being said, I still have always been perplexed by women who when traveling and touring a city choose to wear sky-high heels that have them teeter-tottering down ancient cobble stone streets. The woman who decides that gym kicks are a good pick for a Parisian lunch equally stumps me. There is a time and a place. I love a good 6 inch heel and I’m a runner so of course I appreciate solid running sneaks, but there are other options if you’re going to be traipsing around a city seeing the sights. I’m not suggesting these styles below are the only flats that will flatter, but they certainly are pairs that make me swoon and I do suggest packing similar pairs if you’re headed to do some city scoping. (image source)Click to view slideshow.
1. Gianvitto Rossi 2. Tod’s 3. Chloé 4. Isabel Marant 5. Aquazzura 6. Loeffler Randall 7. Salvatore Ferragamo 8. Roger Vivier 9. J.Crew 10. Valentino 11. Tory Burch 12. J.Crew 13. Giuseppe Zanotti 14. Miu Miu 15. Jimmy Choo 16. Valentino 17. Christian Louboutin 18. Saint Laurent 19. Band of Outsiders 20. Belle by Sigerson Morrison 21. Jeffrey Campbell 22. 3.1 Phillip Lim 23. MICHAEL Michael Kors 24. Cynthia Vincent
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