Perhaps you live somewhere that gets a lot of snow, but you don’t want to wear big ‘ol snowboots all winter? Or maybe you’re sick of slipping on the parking lot ice on the way to work? I present to you the snow sneaker. It’s like a sneaker, but for snow!
$110 from The North Face
These lovely shoes would be great for every day wear, or for business casual endeavors. And they’re made in Ethiopia with local materials by factory workers who get paid a fair wage. I just wish they weren’t so expensive – I’d already own 3.
$120 from Oliberte Footwear
If you’ve ever worked construction, firefighting, law enforcement, forestry, or any other job that requires sturdy clothes and specialized PPE you’ve probably realized that it’s not easy to find gear that’s gonna fit women, especially smaller women. Luckily, there is now a store in Brooklyn (and online) that can help you find woman-specific or smaller sized workwear and safety gear.
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$500 from zerkahloostrah’s Etsy shop
$55 from Calle
$28 from Havaianas
When sandals aren’t quite enough, wear these canvas slip-ons. They’ve got a rugged but summer-y look that is great for the beach, the bar, or the disc golf course. Plus, TOMS donates a pair of shoes to a kid who needs ‘em every time you buy a pair for yourself.
$58 from TOMS
I love flip flops. I spend as much of the summer as humanly possible in them. Unfortunately, I just managed to break my favorite pair, so I’ve been shopping around for another and here are some of the best options I’ve found thus far. I have very wide feet, so I tend to wear men’s footwear, so I’ll start with a few in that category:
The Haight Ashbury is a great all-around sandal. They’re not too dressy that you would get laughed at wearing these to the beach, but you can also change into a nice pair of jeans and take your best beach buddy to a nice restaurant when the surfing’s done.
$50 from Sanuk
To be fair, I don’t make enough money to ever buy a $120 pair of sandals. But if I did, OluKai’s Mea Ola would be they. They’ve got gorgeous leather, beautiful stitching, and an awesome stylized octipus to top it off.
$120 from OluKai
$35.50 from Zappos
$37.95 from Zappos
$60 from Chaco
$20 from Endless Shoes
$28 from Zappos
$85 from OluKai