Walking around in the City is part of New York everyday life, but it can be a horrible experience when you don’t have the right shoes. Luckily, our veteran New Yorkers have unbeatable suggestions so you’ll never have to deal with another blister or broken heel again.
SHORT HEEL: Tabitha Simmons Leticia Sandals
“I can be on the go all day in a pair of their lower-heeled sandals, which is a must for me on days where I'm running between offices, or for those brunches that I know will turn into an all day outing!” says Amanda Schill, Mirador transfer specialist. Aerosoles is known as a comfort brand, but “they've really stepped up their game when it comes to styles for a broader audience,” says Amanda.
SNEAKER: SANDRO Leather Lace Up Trainers
If you’re looking to be bold and break free of the standard Adidas sneakers, our licensed real estate salesperson Sofiia Marmuta suggests you look into SANDRO trainers. The Paris-based brand is no stranger to high fashion, but the comfort of the shoes, crafted by their own seamstresses, makes them the perfect sneakers for trekking around the City.
OXFORD: Caterpillar Reegan Oxfords
Yes, you read that correctly. Caterpillar, the construction equipment company, actually makes comfortable and fashionable shoes! “They're really well-made, and something a little different from throwing on a pair of flats. The low heel gives me a bit of height, [and] they are super comfortable,” our transfer specialist Amanda Schill says.
LOAFER: Giuseppe Zanotti Gipsy Loafers
Crocs may have a reputation for being tacky, but luckily they have a lot of stylish shoe options that stay on-brand with comfort. Mirador office admin Jamie Lee Kearns loves wearing her pair around the city.
FLAT: Coach Flats
Our managing partner Karla Saladino and luxury market manager Angela Buglisi agree that Coach flats are the most comfortable flats you can find. From moccasins to ballet flats, there’s always something to fit your style--and you don’t have to sacrifice comfort! “I always have a pair in my bag,” Karla says.
OXFORD: Cole Haan Oxfords
Cole Haan Oxfords are comfortable, stylish, and long-lasting. Thomas Walker, Mirador licensed real estate salesperson, wears his Cole Haan Oxfords around the City comfortably. The brand recently released their GrandRevolution, a 360 degree reinvention of the dress shoe to “generate ready-to-wear comfort.”
BOOT: ECCO Jeremy Hybrid
Our licensed real estate salesperson Edward Henwood suggests the ECOO Jeremy Hybrid boot for its versatility. “[It has] great support, comfort, and durability--and may be worn both casual and formal,” he says. ECCO aims to provide “stylish comfort” and “affordable luxury,” both important when it comes to finding the perfect shoe for New York City.
DRESS SHOES: Cole Haan Dress Shoes
Not only does Cole Haan have great Oxfords, they also have extremely comfortable dress shoes. “It’s like walking on pillows. I’ve bought about a dozen pairs,” Mirador Finance Manager Michael Roquet says.