Just because you want to look smart in the office, doesn't mean that you need to sacrifice the comfort, and spend 8 hours in painful heels. Research shows that wearing high heels frequently can cause damage to your spine, hips, knees, ankles, and feet. We've gathered 15 must-have office footwear for 2017 that creates a stunning look without compromising the comfort.
Ankle Strap Leather Loafers | $96/€91 | www.stories.com
& Other Stories’ collections are based on inspiring stories from fashion. Previous collaborations include a collection with singer Lykke Li that was released together with her third album.
These modern and sleek flats are perfect for dressing sharp and making a statement in the office.
XPRESSO Crossover Flat | $227/€215 | www.russellandbromley.co.uk
Russel & Bromley works to bring luxurious British fashion of yesterday into the modern world. It was founded in 1873 when a shoemaker married his employer’s daughter.
Brighten up the boardroom with this black suede flat, featuring delicately pointed toe and chic crossover strap.
Moccasin Blueberry Premium | $136/€129 | www.mamahuhu.online
Mamahuhu designs are focused on style through colorful minimalism. An ethical brand who hand makes all their shoes in sustainable workshops in Colombia. Did you know they have created jobs for over 115 unemployed artisans?
A modern upgrade to the classic moccasin with an elegant blueberry tone, this shoe is comfortable and easy to wear in the office environment.
Amber Loafer | $395/€376 | www.rag-bone.com
Rag & Bone has their roots firmly placed into British heritage mixed with modern designs. Did you know that Marcus and David, the creative duo behind Rag & Bone, have been friends since they were 14?
A timeless design with classic striped webbing strap. A must have for creating an elegant and confident image.
ØriginalGrand Wingtip Oxford | $200/€190 | www.colehaan.com
Cole Haan’s history goes back to 1928 when the brand was started Chicago. In it’s long history, it has even been partly owned by Nike.
This tradition wingtip brogue with high-tech rubber sole makes it a supremely comfortable fit from boardroom to dinner meeting.
Lace-up Leather Point-toe Flats | $307/€292 | www.loefflerrandall.com
Loeffler Randall is run by husband and wife, Brian and Jessie. Focused on designs that are modern yet timeless. Did you know that the first shoes sold held part of their wedding invitations?
Statement-making yet sophisticated, fashion-forward yet totally wearable, these wine flats with ties at ankle goes well with any office wears.
Carrie Metallic Leather Point-toe Flats | $355/338 | www.sjp-collection.com
Sarah Jessica Parker focus on using color as a neutral in her shoe design. She is also extremely hands on with the brand, and prioritizes attending purchasing meetings herself.
A statement piece with all the elements needed: metallic leather in 'Poison' hue, chic cutouts, flattering T-bar, and, these are Sarah Jessica Parker's Carrie' flats.
Sloan d'Orsay Flats in Batik Floral | $211/€201 | www.jcrew.com
J.Crew is about mixing. About combining “dress up” and “dress down”. An american brand, they source materials from all around the world.
A must have for team building parties, this open d'Orsay flat uses floral print and sloping toe design to add some extra feminine feeling.
Fynn Suede Velvet Ballet Flats | $123/€117 | www.samedelman.com
Sam Edelman shoes are made by combining laid-back luxury and a love of travel. They have many styles, with understated elegance being the keyword that ties it all together.
A chic alternative to heels, these ballet flats with midnight blue shade can definitely contribute to an elegant look with great comfort.
The Sandy Koniec Black Handmade Flats | $246/€234 | sevillasmith.com
Faye Sevilla Smith is a modern shoemaker, hand crafting shoes from her home in Philadelphia, and sometimes from an apartment in Barcelona.
A graceful, sculptural, minimal flat that flatters every foot. Made with soft leather, this pair is like cool leather socks with soles.
Victoric Velvet Slippers | $264/€251 | shoplucychoilondon.com
Lucy Choí’s collections are created to wow by combining “rock” and “royal”. As the niece of shoe designer Jimmy Choo, you might say shoes is part of her DNA.
If you ever wish to fit in yet stand out, these brown velvet slip-ons with gunmetal toe caps would definitely be the right choice.
Keiko Brogue | $180/€171 | www.wittner.com.au
Wittner collections revolve around leather shoes with a modern classic style. The brand is still owned by the Wittner family, now in the third generation.
A proper rebel, this brogue style d'Orsay is seriously styled and crafted from rich patent leather. A modern update to the classic lace up.
Green Velvet Kitty Flats | $447/€425 | charlotteolympia.com
Charlotte Olympia crafts her collections as a love letter to the old Hollywood glamour. With a mother who was a model, and a grandfather rich from banking, she is well versed with the life of glamour.
Adding a touch of royalty to your office wardrobe with this pair of handcrafted velvet flats, embroidered in gold tone.
Classic Suede Loafers | $372/€354 | www.mansurgavriel.com
Mansur Gavriel is all about simplicity. By focusing on the basics of material and color, they chase a beautiful and clean aesthetic that also has warmth to it.
This rich pink suede loafer is a timeless pair that you could wear with everything.
Metallic Ballerinas | $117/€111 | www.uterque.com
Uterqüe was created for accessories, under the belief that a well-rounded look is dependent on good accessories. Did you know Uterqüe is a sister company of Zara?
A bold metallic finish with eye-catching circular buckle makes these loafers an essential for casual Fridays.