My closet is full—so full, in fact, that it doesn’t even close half the time. In addition to everything in it, there are about 15 shoe boxes stacked underneath an overflowing clothing rack and numerous excess boot boxes currently being used as a bedside table. Yet out of all that, only about a handful of the shoes in my collection are actually comfortable, which doesn’t bode well for someone who lives in New York City, where walking is the primary form of transportation.
With the weather warming up again, I’ll be walking more than ever, so I decided that it’s finally time to invest in some footwear that won’t leave my feet beat up and blistered for yet another summer. Sand might be a natural pedicure, but even the whitest of beaches can’t fix my toes after a summer of days spent stomping on concrete in four-inch heeled flip-flops. In order to find out which shoes—specifically heeled sandals—successfully combine style with comfort, I took a few buzzy pairs out for a true NYC test: 10,000 steps.
See which heeled sandals I’d dare to wear again after running around the city in them.