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    34 Pairs Of Shoes That'll Help You Start 2020 In Style

    Ring in the new year with fab footwear your hooves will love.

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    1. Microsuede ankle booties destined to become part of your daily uniform due to how comfy, versatile, and stylish they are. *screams cha ching when thinking about owning these boots*


    Promising review: "Yesss. I was looking to replace a far more expensive pair of boots (I wear a size 12). I'm so surprised at the look and fit of these shoes. Nailed it, Amazon!" —Allison Buck

    Get them from Amazon for $35 (available in sizes 5-13 and in two colors).

    2. Black ballet flats you’ll be able to throw on any hue/print/style without fear of being stopped by the fashion police — they're pretty much guaranteed to not clash with anything in your closet! I know I know, you usually wear black, but these are great to have just in case you decide to wear some fun colors.

    Promising review: "The more that you wear these shoes, the more comfy they become! I can walk around in them all day, and I get a ton of compliments on them. I usually feel frumpy wearing flats, but that's certainly not the case with these — I just ordered the beige color, and I might get the leopard print. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THESE SHOES!" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $9+ (available in sizes 5.5-11 and 25 colors).

    3. Riding boots currently channeling their inner J. Lo, by which I mean that these beauties are absolutely timeless and will be ~on trend~ for the next ten trillion years.,

    Promising review: "I've had a partial ankle fusion, so footwear is hit or miss. I wore these walking around the grocery store for over 2 hours and my ankle never hurt. This is always a good thing! I have larger calves and they still fit perfectly. I may need an insert just for the fact that I have extremely high arches, but there's room for those to be added and does not in any way take away from the overall comfort." —Angel1022

    Get them from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes 5-12 and in 12 colors).

    4. Rain boots guaranteed to have you begging for rain. If you've ever had the urge to jump in a puddle, these slip-ons provide the perfect excuse.


    Promising review: "I've had these rain boots for a couple of months now, and they are amazing. They're perfect for the rain and snow, plus they fit well and look stylish. Can't ask for better!" —Rachel J.

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes 36-41 and in nine colors)

    5. Closed pumps you can wear to that birthday dinner you don't feel like going to. Going out = sucks. Going out with a fantastic pair of shoes = suddenly not as sucky.


    Promising review: "These shoes are beautiful and the quality was better than expected! Plus, they were true to size." —Style_101

    Get them from Amazon for $33.17+ (available in sizes 5-10.5 and in two colors).

    6. Chinese Laundry ankle booties that can take your ensemble consisting of leggings and a white tee and turn it into serious fash-un. / Via @chineselaundry

    Get them from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in sizes 5-11 and in two colors).

    7. New Balance cross trainers that are a cult-favorite for a reason: lightweight cushioning and a durable design ensure that they'll last *and* give your feet the perfect amount of support.


    Promising review: "Very sturdy and supportive shoe. The design helps keep my knees and ankles supported and has a very comfortable toe box. I really hope they don't ever discontinue this style, because these are my go-to." —K21

    Get it from Amazon for $38.90+ (available in sizes 5-12 and in five colors and narrow and wide sizes).

    8. Chunky booties that should really start negotiating for PTO now, considering you'll likely want to wear them every darn day.

    Promising review: "I have a size 10-10.5 WIDE ASS foot. I rarely find a shoe that fits, let alone a shoe that’s cute that fits and these are honestly one of the best pairs of shoes I own now. I’ve worn them for around five days now, and they’re so comfortable. It doesn’t even feel like there’s a heel on them, and it helps to dress up my outfits a bit. Love!" —Jon

    Get it from Amazon for $21.57+ (available in sizes 6-11 and in two colors).

    9. Kitten heel booties that are IT. And by IT, I mean that these are the perfect ~going out~ shoes you'll be able to pair with your favorite hunk of denim and your softest sweater.


    Promising review: "I wear these constantly! They are comfortable and I get tons of compliments on them." —Robin Hanson

    Get them from Amazon for $31.58+ (available in sizes 5-10.5 and in two colors).

    10. Trail shoes with a wide toe box that require absolutely NO break-in time. Take 'em straight out of the box, put them on your feet, and be on your merry way.,

    Promising review: "I have never worn a 'minimalist' shoe before but decided to give these a try. They came today and I am shocked at how incredibly comfortable they are right out of the packaging! Very lightweight and flexible with plenty of room to wiggle your toes. I immediately ordered a second pair in another color!" —APK Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes 6-11 and in 13 colors).

    11. Ankle-strap pumps that can make your wrinkled tee and "I did not buy them like this" ripped jeans look très chic. Ah, the power of a good pair of shoes... / Via @jessicasimpsonstyle

    Promising review: "Probably one of the best pairs of heels on the market. Absolutely stunning!" —Michael Whitmore

    Get them from Amazon for $32.77+ (available in sizes 5-11 and in six colors).

    12. Ankle booties for anyone looking to incorporate a little snakeskin into their wardrobe because ~hiss hiss~ the print is freakin' fabulous and freakin' everywhere.

    Promising review: "I bought these on a whim but I had been wanting snake skin print booties and everything was either too expensive or sold out. They arrived sooner than expected and are shockingly comfortable and easy to walk in. I went out in ice and snow with them and they're still in one piece and look brand new." —Olivia

    Get them from Amazon for $45.39+ (available in sizes 5-11.5 and in eight colors).

    13. Michael Kors loafers that are the height of footwear sophistication. Wear these to your next business meeting if you want to feel as if you're the CEO of a successful startup.


    Get them from Nordstrom for $77.40 (originally $129, available in sizes 5-11).

    14. Block heel booties for anyone ready to retire their former LBB (little block heel booties). They served you well, but after wearing them approximately 988 times within the past six's time you consciously uncouple.


    Get them from Nordstrom for $39.90 (originally $59.95, available in sizes 5-12 and in wide sizes and three colors).

    15. Dolce Vita over-the-knee boots featuring a snazzy side zipper, which means that pulling these on over your calves won't be an unbearable and inconvenient hassle.

    Get them from Amazon for $69.95 (originally $220, available in sizes 6-10).

    16. Dr. Scholl's ankle loafers capable of inspiring even Dorothy to ditch those ruby red slippers for a more comfortable (but equally as stylish) option.,

    Promising review: "Definitely among the most comfortable shoes I have ever owned. Good purchase, for certain." —Sari

    Get them from Amazon for $31.84+ (available in sizes 6-11 and in six colors).

    17. Heeled booties complete with a chunky heel that are shockingly comfortable according to reviewers, meaning your feet won't be aching after .5 seconds of wear.


    Promising review: "I love these boots! The heel is very comfortable and the color is a deep burgundy/brown. The only con would be that there are no zippers so you have to slide the boots on with the boot straps." —SP

    Get them from Amazon for $55 (available in sizes 5-10).

    18. Chunky lace-up sneakers available in a whole bunch of neutrals *and* super fun patterns: think neon stars, sparkles, and metallics.,

    Promising review: "Very comfortable. I have feet that are wider than medium but too narrow for wide shoes and these fit very well. If you wear a size 7.5, recommend that you go to an 8. Walked for 10 miles in NYC and they were great. No blisters or spots that rubbed against my feet. They are definitely shiny and not in any way subtle." —VA

    Get them from Amazon for $23.90+ (available in sizes 5.5-11 and in nine colors).

    19. Heeled sandals that will provide something that not many shoes can: comfort. Who's going to be taking off their shoes only two hours into that wedding due to severe pain? Not you! You'll be doing the funky chicken with ease.

    Promising review: "Oh my goodness! These shoes fit my huge, size 11.5/12 wide feet. They are very comfortable, the suede feels soft, the heel height is perfect, and the color is beautiful." —Ariel Yang

    Get them from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes 4.5-11.5 and in 15 colors).

    20. Buckle accent knee-high boots made for walking. Where is their GPS telling them to go? Directly into my shopping cart.

    Forever 21

    Get them from Forever 21 for $54.99 (available in sizes 5.5-10 and in two colors).

    21. Waterproof Kamik snow boots because freshly-fallen snow may be lovely to look at, but commuting through it? It sucks. Be prepared.

    Promising review: "I bought these boots to take with me to Iceland and they were exactly what I needed. My feet stayed dry when hiking in the rain and through small streams, my feet never got cold, and I ended up wearing them every day!" —April Buffington

    Get them from Amazon for $64.72+ (available in sizes 6-10.5 and in 11 colors).

    22. Low-top Vans that I personally love wearing because they make me feel like a total sk8er girl, which I'm not. I just don't have that kind of balance. / Via @vans

    Promising review: "They're Vans. They fit like Vans. They last. Plus, you get to hang out with all the other cool kids that have Vans." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $31.95+ (available in sizes 5-14.5 and in 23 colors).

    23. Pull-on chelsea booties not intended for people with a drooling problem. These beauties might make said problem worse.


    Promising review: "These boots are wonderful in every capacity, and I love, love love them. I want them in every color! They are very comfortable and I wear them 12 hours straight at work every day, no complaints." —Elizabeth Williams

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes 5.5-11 and in 16 colors).

    24. Perforated slip-on shoes available in a bunch of neutral colors you'll want to ~slip on~ to your piggies immediately.

    Promising review: "These are so cute and comfortable! I took the advice from other reviews and got a half size down, and they fit perfectly! I have wider feet and these adjusted very well. These are so cute and comfortable, and I highly recommend these for anyone looking for a simple but cute shoe!" —ESGF

    Get them from Amazon for $13.82+ (available in sizes 5.5-11 and in six colors).

    25. Slingback sandals sure to get you at least (*AT LEAST*) 9,575 compliments every 👏 single 👏 time 👏 you wear them.


    Get them from Nordstrom for $59.95 (available in sizes 4-13 and in four colors).

    26. Leather chelsea boots to put some pep in your step. Literally. These will give your feet a ~bolt~ of energy. / Via @teleportshoes

    Get them from Teleport Shoes for $129 (available in sizes 6-11).

    27. Lucky Brand wedge booties with a clear destiny. What is the destiny, you ask? It involves being worn to every single dinner-and-talking occasion you have coming up this month (and yes, this includes those college friend catch-up drinks you agreed to at the beginning of the week when you were still full of life and energy)


    Get them from Nordstrom $59.90 (originally $129.95, available in sizes 5-12 and in seven colors).

    28. Vagabond Shoemakers lace-up boots you’ll struggle to keep off the feet of your roommate, who steals your clothes and your food more than your own flesh and blood does.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get them from Urban Outfitters for $175 (available in sizes 6-10).

    29. Hoka sneakers so lightweight, it'll feel as if you're not wearing any shoes at all whilst out for your morning jog. Go ahead and be that person that would walk 500 miles to fall down at their door — marshmallow-like cushioning guarantee to keep your piggies comfortable. / Via @hokaoneone

    Get them from Outdoor Voices for $140 (available in sizes 5-11 and in three colors).

    30. Keds water-resistant boots designed with bow-like laces, a faux shearling collar, and a foam footbed to keep your hooves feeling both stylish, cozy, and protected from the elements.


    Get them from Loft for $100 (available in sizes 5-11 and in two colors).

    31. Hunter rain boots that have a foldable design, making these the perfect shoes to stuff into your very tiny carry-on for that weekend getaway to that very rainy city.


    Get them from Hunter for $150 (available in sizes 5-11 and in four colors).

    32. Faux leather side slit booties to banish all digs through closet —> finds nothing to wear on feet —> cancels plans scenarios. Long gone will be the days of the "I'm actually not going to make it..." texts on account of not knowing what shoes to wear.


    Get them from ModCloth for $64.99 (originally $69, available in sizes 6-11).

    33. Jessica Simpson dress pumps guaranteed to make your wrinkled white tee and ripped blue jeans look like the epitome of chic. No one will even suspect that you just rolled out of bed.

    Promising review: "I'll just come out and say it: Jessica Simpson simply makes the best shoes when it comes to fashion, comfort, and affordability. These are an absolute dream, and the color is incredible!" —Rubin Safaya

    Get them from Amazon for $29.89+ (available in sizes 5-11 and in 13 colors).

    34. Combat booties with a side zipper perfect for that person who is perpetually late. No more having to spend an extra few precious seconds on retying laces; just slip your foot inside, pull the zipper up, and run out the door.

    J. C. Penney

    Get them from J. C. Penney for $19.99 (originally $60, available in sizes 5-11 and in two colors).

    Me @ all my old shoes:


    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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