I’ve recently had to give up my beloved heels. I need some fab spring shoes that are flat- but don’t look orthopedic! Can you give me links to spring/summer shoes that are low, stylish and office appropriate? ($75 – $150 range, please).

0 Answers

  1. Mamavalveeta03 wrote on :

    I, too, have had to give up heels due to a foot injury. Look in the J Crew sale section online. They have some adorable ballet flats. Also, check out Scarpasa.com for some great choices!

  2. Kimberly Kimberly wrote on :

    Avon has some really cute flats available at around $25. Go to youravon.com/kimberlydavis to look at them.

    • Shelley Zausmer wrote on :

      I will take a look. They used to have cute, inexpensive costume jewelry as well. The pieces were well made. Are the shoes well made?

    • Kimberly Kimberly wrote on :

      I would honestly say they probably aren’t as well made as some more expensive shoes, but I like them because they usually all have skid-resistant soles which means no clicking on the floors, and of course no slipping. also, if you don’t like them once you get them, you can send them back for replacement or moneyback always, no matter what. And yes, they do have nice jewelry that lasts forever. Anyway, it’s worth a look-see!

  3. Diana Zottman wrote on :

    I think the best way to avoid the orthopedic look is to get a flat with a pointed toe. Ninewest currently has one called Naughty that is a good price point, some color selection and a pointed toe. A little toe cleavage never hurts either. Good luck on your search.

  4. Linda Cohen wrote on :

    There is a good assortment of shoes that are both comfortable and stylish this Spring. The designers must listen to the real women out there and realize that the FOF’s of the world want to be stylish and sophisticated without wearing a 5 inch platform . I am sending you some of my favorite ballet and wedge styles. I know you requested flats but I am sure these low heel wedges will be just as comfortable.
    I find Zappos http://www.zappos.com is a wonderful on line site that has a great selection and you can actually call a customer service person who will help you and send you different styles that you can send back the next day with free shipping. I have found that your favorite brands remain pretty consistent. Look them up and see what you like and know how easy internet shopping can be

    Cole Haan is one of my favorite brands. They use Nike Technology on most of their shoes which give you a rubberized bottom as well as comfort and their designs are quite contemporary which update your wardrobe.I wear the “Air Barraca” ballet flats that come in many colors . I like the new pewter grey as it is the perfect accent color for all seasons.
    http://www.colehaan.com/colehaan/catalog/product.jsp?catId=100&productId=396137&productGroup=387804&pwpHash=shop,pwp,c-100/f-10001 70016 4294966391/t-WOMEN’S|BALLETS&scrX=0&scrY=1280
    The “Air Tali” open toe wedge is a modern way to wear the wedge as well as show off those pedicured toe nails.

    http://www.colehaan.com/colehaan/catalog/product.jsp?catId=100&productId=412797&productGroup=412799&pwpHash=shop,pwp,c-100/f-10001 70016 4294966402/t-WOMEN’S|WEDGES&scrX=0&scrY=672

    The Geox black patent leather ballet flat will update any wardrobe that you can wear from day to evening.


    Remember the name “Clarks” from the past . This company is re-inventing it self with new styles that are not our Grandmother’s generation.The ” Thimble Clover” is a must have for this season.
    The rubberized bottom and the perfect accent of embellishment will become one of your season’s favorite . You may have a hard time choosing between the taupe or black color

    I hope this is helpful and please get back to me with any questions. Give away your old shoes to charity and enjoy replacing them with some of the suggestions from the FOF guru’s

    • Shelley Zausmer wrote on :

      What a wealth of information I now have. Thanks so much.

  5. Susan Hersh wrote on :

    Hi Shelley,

    Here are three links to websites that should work for your request:




    To view general interest videos please visit my website:

    http://www.susanhersh.com or http://www.youtube.com/user/MeetTheExperts


  6. Mary Montgomery wrote on :

    Go to http://www.shoe.com and take a look at all the new spring styles. They’ve got great low and no heel shoes to die for. Bet you’ll find lot’s to wear and love. Happy Shopping.

    • Shelley Zausmer wrote on :

      Another great suggestion from you. Thanks so much.

    • Mary Montgomery wrote on :

      Any time. If your near the Tri State area tri Nordstrum Rack or Century 21 Dept Stores. hey have great shoes too.

  7. Lisa C. wrote on :

    Absolutely. Here are several ideas, covering a range of possible interpretations of fab:). I am going to assume that since you’ve had to give up heels, you are also looking for comfortable flats. If all you need is no heel, however, you should be able to find hundreds of ballet flats. They are still in style. If you need more support, however, you look to look a little harder.

    First, I always take a look at Aerosoles. Hard to believe, but they do have very, very comfortable shoes and offer the occasional great looking model. For example, not flat but very low-heeled, some inexpensive loafers. http://bit.ly/kBwaUY

    Then, Ecco makes a ballet flat that offers some padding for comfort. These are adorable and flowered. http://bit.ly/l5kkd3. I’ve had good luck lately with Sperry. Yes, the same people responsible for Topsiders. These might work for you. http://bit.ly/mwRnZA.

    Finally, my favorite online shoe resource is Arthur Beren. Many of their shoes are very high-end, but they offer a nice selection of mid-range shoes, and the high-end models often go on sale. See what you think. http://bit.ly/mmGFMp

    If none of these are what you’re looking for, give me a couple more details on your taste and I will take another tack. Thanks for asking!

    • Shelley Zausmer wrote on :

      Thank you so much for the great suggestions. I will check them all out.

Are you an FOF Guru? Please to log in and post your response