Like almost every young woman in New York, I like to think of myself as a sort of Carrie Bradshaw type. I live pretty close to the fantasy characters’ home, find myself at the same restaurants although 20 years have passed, and also have quite the affinity for shoes. At this exact moment, I write from my home where many pairs sit lined up outside of my closet. Unlike Ms. Bradshaw, I wasn’t blessed with a walk-through closet and am trying to show them all into tiny spaces. I’ve given up and they currently remain scattered throughout my small space. They’re so pretty to look at that it doesn’t bother me one bit.
One struggle I have with the world of online shopping we have fully embraced is finding shoes that actually fit and aren’t wildly uncomfortable. We’ve all seen that photo of a model propped up with a subtle glimmer in her eyes wearing that pair of shoes you’ve been eyeing. She looks so happy, so they must be comfortable. Well, that’s just not always the case, so I decided to do some field reporting.
A quick cab ride to the Nordstrom flagship in New York City led me to what most people would consider being in paradise: thousands of shoes laid out before me as I tried on everything that caught my eye. The experience was quite magical, and I highly suggest a visit if it’s convenient for you, but for the most part, shopping online is king. That’s why below you’ll find that I’ve gathered the best of the best below. A few pairs didn’t fit quite right, some were too difficult to walk in, and others were a bit outdated for the new world we’re living in. You can trust the below are editor tested and approved. I think you deserve to pick up a pair or two.