Posted on by Shoe Life

Every year there is an initial feeling of excitement when winter rolls around, regarding all of the vacuum-packed coats and boots we get to pull out from the depths of our wardrobes, in preparation for the chillier season. But once the initial excitement dies down, the styles of last year's wardrobe can soon begin to feel a little boring. A few consistent days in an all-black ensemble may make you feel like you're stuck in a rut. If you're experiencing a similar feeling, don't worry - you're not alone.


To inspire you this season, our style editors have dissected the top three styles to keep your winter wardrobe from feeling a little drab, so that you no longer have to go through the nothing-to-wear-panic every morning.


Distressed Look - Istanbul 


Imperfection never looked so good! Roughed up, distressed materials are right on trend for the new winter season. By taking away the clean, polished look, this style creates texture and interest for an effortlessly chic, lived-in look. Istanbul by Step on Air is a gorgeous semi hi-top, leather, sneaker that creates an edgy, casual look. Best of all, Istanbul showcases all the comfort features that Step on Air has to offer - stylish lines, super soft leather upper and cushioned latex footbed. The zipper detailing also makes these leisure sneakers a dream to slip on and off.  The inner sole is also removable making them ideal for orthotics. Istanbul is a trans-seasonal style that pairs beautifully with jeans and you're favourite chunky knit for the ultimate winter look.


Casual Street Style - Mercy 


Weekends call for all-day comfort, without sacrificing style or warmth - the athleisure trend takes centre stage with this winter with sneakers. For a stylish off-duty look, try a modern sneaker, like Mercy by Step on Air in an understated white. The beautiful white leather and contrasting leopard print pattern look so stylish not to forget the incredible Step on Air technology that will have your feet feeling fantastic all day long. Why not pair Mercy with a pair of your favourite skinny jeans, a fitted shirt, a casual blazer and leopard print scarf for the ultimate weekend outfit?


Feminine Details - Everest 


Eye-catching embellishments, patterned detailing and cutwork will elevate any winter evening outfit. A block heel is also a comfortable way to add height to any ensemble - look for intricate details and soft quality-made fabrics. If high heels aren't your style, try a slightly elevated flat like Everest by Step on Air. Everest is available in black and tan is the epitome of femininity. Everest's comfort footbed, soft upper and adjustable ankle strap will keep your feet feeling great all day long.  With its stylish cutwork, back strap detailing, sleek lines and modest heel, Everest can be worn with dresses, skirts and making it a versatile shoe for the winter season. 


Shop more on-trend comfort styles over at Australia’s leading online shoe retailers – Shoelife.