Say you work at a law firm, right? And you plan to wear sun dresses all summer because even though they’re technically not in line with the dress code, they’re not really out of line either, and you need comfortable shoes that will successfully allow you to oscillate between your office building and the nearby deli for iced coffee and fresh fruit and wonders like a bagel with tofu cream cheese smeared across it plus cucumber and tomato — shoes that are also presentable and preferably not Birkenstocks — so what do you wear, right?
And suppose you want to make sure that if you’re going to spend enough money to conceivably call the purchase an investment, you can wear the shoes on weekends with denim cut-offs that are not particularly law firm appropriate but are absolutely mandatory should you wish to continue subscribing to the school of thought which mandates that thing about good luck and denim diapers, or conversely, you should be able to wear them while naked because if the extremity of the summer is anything like the extremity of the winter was, it is going to get hot, hot, hot, so what are you to wear, right?
Finally, figure you plan to spend the greater portion of your hazy days writing run-on sentences but absolutely believe that you need a solid pair of flat to mid-heel shoes in order to enhance the experience — what in the good name of all that is leather soled are you to wear?
Stop wondering! Just stop right now! Here is a definitive list (fine, slideshow) of comfort shoes, which are similar to comfort foods minus the caloric content but plus your wallet’s weight loss, to get you so ready for the season that lay ahead, it might actually just…get here.
Shoe credits in slideshow above