hey people, in particular, ladies.
i'm looking for some suggestions on a nice looking boot or shoe that is semi-soft soled, minimalist. i am hoping to find something that i can wear with nicer casual clothes. i don't want to go total toe-shoe or athletic shoe because i need to look "nice" for work... sometimes.
i don't want to spend more than 150$. online i find many repeats of the same brand (vivo barefoot) which is all well and good, but i want options!
My go-to work-appropriate minimalist shoe is the ballerina:
Amazon.com: ballet flat - Flats / Women: Shoes
Just look at all the options... I have black ones, white ones, red ones, pink ones, brown ones. Very comfy. They go great with skirts, dresses or "skinny" slacks. Also good with capris. They can go formal or do well in casual wear.
You can get the actual ones for ballerinas at dance stores for like $20, they are made of leather and there's nothing to 'em. But you could pretty easily find a 'floppy' ballerina style shoe at any shoe retailer.
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Vivobarefoot Mary Janes
Womens Sweet Jane Black
SoftStar has Mary Janes and ballerina styles
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You can find some good deals on Left Lane Sports and The Clymb on Vivobarefoot. I usually wear Vivobarefoot Mary Janes.
The Lems are really nice. I have a pair. So comfy. Casual style. Doesn't look like athletic wear.
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I have two pairs of the Merrels - the Wonder Glove in Black and the wool Bliss Glove which are dressier but apparently discontinued.
The Glimmer Glove or Wish Glove look to be cute options, too.
really depends what the op does for work, i think? those would certainly not be appropriate for me in my job.
i do wear ballerina style flats quite a lot as well as "driving mocs" -- with skinny pants.
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sadly, most days i wear heels.
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I use Vivo's shoes for hiking, but not dressier things.
I also wear home made chaco like sandals using Zero Shoes soles much of the time. I wait tables and am allowed to wear them to work. I usually wear them with dresses and have been complimented on them several times, including the couple that asked where they could buy a pair. I don't know if sandals are an option for you or not, but they are my favorite until it's snowing too much to wear them.
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