Sole Mates: Our Guide to the Perfect Commuting Shoe

8 2 2012

It’s 8:45am and you have a meeting at 9:00am…your 15-minute-on-a-perfect-day commute suddenly seems all the more protracted…

We’re well-versed in the convoluted commutes (switching trains, racing to meet that bus that comes only every 10 minutes) and we’ve learned a thing or two about which shoes can help you arrive polished and punctual. Inspired by this charming video called The Subway Shuffle from the New York Times (that’s right: we’re talking about underground public transportation), we’ve compiled the perfect pairs to get you from here… to there.

These shoes are also small enough to stow away in your daytime bag before switching shoes for the office.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Mouse Studded Flat, 212 872 8941

MARC BY MARC JACOBS Studded Leather Mouse Ballerina Flat, 212 872 8941

Tabitha Simmons Printed Flat, 212 872 8947
TABITHA SIMMONS Alexa Pointed -Toe Silk Flat , 212 872 8749

Lanvin Hearts Ballerina in Blue, 212 872 8947
LANVIN Printed Heart Satin Ballerina, 212 872 8749

Tory Burch Ballerina, 212 872 8941
TORY BURCH Eddie Patent Ballerina Flat, 212 872 8947

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Rather than look like the cast of Big Business in white Reeboks, take an agile step in a pair of (smoking) slippers or driving loafers. The structure and luxury of these styles can easily compete against your most wicked work heels, while complementing your menswear inspired look.

Charlotte Olympia Charlotte Spider Embroidered Slipper, 212 872 8947

CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA Charlotte Spider-Embroidery Slippers, 212 872 8749

Marc by Marc Jacobs Brushed Metallic Slipper, 212 872 8941
MARC BY MARC JACOBS Brushed Sequin Slip-on Loafer, 212 872 8941

Miu Miu Tasseled Glitter Loafer, 212 872 8947
MIU MIU Tassled Glitter Loafer, 212 872 8901

Loeffler Randall Blaise Calf Skin Loafer, 212 872 8947
LOEFFLER RANDALL Blaise Printed Calf Skin Loafer, 212 872 8749

TOMS Shoes Fowler Foil Slip-On, 212 872 8941
TOMS Fowler Foil Slip-On (exclusively ours), 212 872 8941

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Need a lift?
The smaller wedges in these sandals and bootie will provide you some height while maintaining your comfort. Look for shoes with a 3″ max wedge to keep your stride steady.

Christian Louboutin Compactac Calf Hair Oxford, 212 872 8947

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Compactac Calf hair Oxford Wedge, 212 872 8947

Tods Sandal, 212 872 8947
TOD’S T-Strap Low-Wedge Sandals, 212 872 8947

Jimmy Choo Allen Suede Wedge, 212 872 8947
JIMMY CHOO Allen Suede Wedge, 212 872 8947

Guiseppe Zanotti Asymmetrical Sandal, 212 872 8947
GUISEPPE ZANOTTI Asymmetrical Buckled Wedge Sandal, 212 872 8947

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If you insist on a heel….
trust Valentino‘s Rockstud Kitten Heel. Incredibly comfortable.. and we would know.

VALENTINO Studded Ankle-Wrap Sandals, 212 872 8947

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