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Our style editors are here to help you avoid five of the most common mistakes made when choosing comfort shoes.

 

There is no worse pain than feeling a blister form on your heels from shoes that simply, are not right for you. Pain and discomfort in your feet and back from uncomfortable shoes can mean your busy life is put on hold. Here, we share the most common mistakes made when purchasing footwear, as seen by podiatrists, and tips to ensure you always choose the perfect comfort shoes for you.

 

Mistake #1 These Are So Comfy Now – But Lack Support

Whether walking on a smooth footpath or sand at the beach, having a pair of shoes that support your ankles and soles are crucial to avoid falls and injury.

Step on Air's Diagonal is a stunning heeled comfort sandal that will be the next go-to pair of shoes in your collection. Diagonal is available in multi black, camel leopard, and stone leopard, making it a versatile, feminine design suitable for different outfit choices and lifestyles. Diagonal's ankle strap is a supportive feature that provides added comfort, holding your ankles in place for whatever terrain you may tread. Diagonal incorporates Step On Air's comfort technology with a high-density padded footbed for practicality and comfort. 

Pair Diagonal with a wrap around midi-dress, a large brim sunhat and your favourite sunglasses to create a seamless outfit for your next summer outing.

Click here to shop: Diagonal by Step On Air

 

Mistake #2 They Will Become More Flexible - Shoes That Are Hard Underfoot

Buying shoes with an overly hard sole becomes more uncomfortable with each step. This can wreak havoc on your shoe collection with many heeled shoes donning stiff soles that are impractical and ill-fitting.

For a stable, stylish heeled shoe, invest in a pair of Fitting by Step On Air. This simple yet classic design is uncomplicated in function and refined in design. Fitting, which comes in a classing black and khaki, is the marriage of comfort and style. The shoe features elasticated straps and Step On Air's comfort technology on a low sturdy heel. This fresh and versatile design is perfect for lunch with friends, a family dinner or a day at work.

Match Fitting with a white denim midi skirt and a floral tunic for a polished casual look.

Click here to shop: Fitting by Step On Air

 

Mistake #3 They Will Stretch - Shoes That Are Too Narrow

Narrow shoes are the epitome of discomfort, with cramped spaces leading to calluses and, over time, cause problems such as hammertoe. Why force your feet into small spaces when you can skip the pain?

Mago's Tassle is the stylish slip-on espadrille sandal for whatever your plans may be. Tassle comes in many on-trend colours including tan, white, lilac, taupe, navy, and yellow. Tassle is designed with Mago's comfort technology for trans-seasonal comfort and suitability that will protect your feet from pain. 

Pair the Tassle comfort slip-on shoes with a pair of shorts or jeans, depending on what life throws at you!

Click here to shop: Tassle by Mago

 

Mistake #4 They Will Soften - Shoes That Are Too Stiff

Selecting a comfortable, flexible pair of shoes should not mean sacrificing style. Shoelife has a wide selection of beautiful footwear that provides high-quality comfort shoes made of the best materials without sacrificing style.

Step On Air's Circular comfort sandal is available in stunning colours for any occasion – black pewter and camel/white. The Circular shoe conveys elegance and comfort, designed to move and mould with your feet for all-day wear. Circular features a buckle fastener with sophisticated geometric detailing at the front of the ankle to keep your feet in place and feeling great all day.

Wear Circular with wide-legged pants, cropped jeans or a skirt for whatever your agenda is for the day. 

Click here to shop: Circular by Step On Air

 

Mistake #5 They Will Wear In - Shoes With Blistering Backs

Have you ever dreaded wearing a new pair of shoes in fear of the blisters that come with "wearing them in"?

Obbs Sportif style sandal by Step On Air is made to be worn for long days running errands, dinner events and café lunches. Obbs is designed with a platform wedge, soft upper, minimalistic cutout design, and a supportive footbed that will keep your feet happy all day long.

Pair Step On Air's Obbs comfort sandal with a simple shift dress and geometric statement jewellery for a sophisticated and effortless style.

Click here to shop: Obbs by Step On Air

 

Shop these ladies comfort shoes and many more styles at Australia's leading ladies online shoe store – ShoeLife.

 

Taff, 2020, Total Care Podiatry, [online], https://totalcarepodiatry.com.au/blog/narrow-fitting-shoes-can-cause-foot-damage-to-your-tootsies-check-out-our-latest-blog-for-more-information/

Passaic Foot and Ankle, 2021, Passaic Foot and Ankle, [online], https://www.passaicfootandankle.com/blog/6-painful-problems-caused-by-ill-fitting-shoes 

Australian Podiatry Association, 2021, Australian Podiatry Association, [online], https://www.podiatry.org.au/foot-health-resources/footwear-advice

Hurst, B., Branthwaite, H., Greenhalgh, A., Chockalingam, N., 2017, Journal of Foot and Ankle Research [online], https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5217416/