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    33 Shoes That'll Help You Start 2019 In Style

    "I will literally be the old woman who lived in her shoes." —Carrie Bradshaw (and me)

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    1. Lace-up sneakers capable of inspiring even Dorothy to ditch those ruby red slippers for a more comfortable (but equally as stylish) option. / Via @report_shoes

    Get them from Amazon for $14.11+ (available in sizes 6-10 and in two colors).

    2. Classic ballerina flats so elegant, you'll half expect wearers to randomly burst out into "Swan Lake" choreography.,

    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 $10+ (available in sizes 5.5-11 and 25 colors).

    3. 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 three colors).

    4. Ankle booties known for being very ~go with the flow~. You can wear them with literally anything and they won't mind.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these! They are really comfortable, and exactly what I was looking for! I ordered my normal size and they fit perfectly, but maybe order a size up if you have wider feet." —ellmichelle

    Get them from Amazon for $23.02+ (available in sizes 5.5-11 and in four colors).

    5. 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).

    6. Knee-high boots made for walking. Where is their GPS telling them to go? Directly into my shopping cart. / Via @sam_edelman

    Promising review: "Talk about a great pair of boots! These boots are so comfortable, they come right to my knees, the fit perfectly on my calves, and they don't slide down." —Hottboots

    Get them from Nordstrom for $134.90 (originally $224.95, available in sizes 5-12 and in two colors).

    7. Waterproof 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 $34.34+ (available in sizes 6-10.5 and in 11 colors).

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


    Get them from Asos for $48 (available in sizes 5W-11W).

    9. Ankle strap heels available in 15 colors — and they're so budget-friendly, you'll probably have to force yourself to NOT buy them all. It's a hard life.


    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 $19.84+ (available in sizes 4.5-11.5 and in 15 colors).

    10. Splurge-worthy perforated sneakers made from quality Italian leather. Can't go to Florence anytime soon? Wear these around your neighborhood instead. It's almost the same thing. / Via @greatsbrand

    Get them from GREATS for $179 (available in sizes 6-10 and in 12 colors).

    Psst, this is a winner on BuzzFeed Reviews for best everyday sneakers!

    11. Ankle strap heels designed with a scallop trim to give these pointed pumps a little something extra.


    Get them from Payless for $12+ (available in sizes 5-13 in wide sizes and in three colors).

    12. Chunky ankle boots for anyone trying to channel their inner Lara Jean. These look like they just walked off the set of To All The Boys I've Loved Before.


    Promising review: "Girl, you wanna talk about my FAVORITE boots this winter? It's these right here! Cute and true to size, they keep your feet warm, and the heel is thick so they won’t hurt your feet when you're standing for long periods." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes 5-11 and in three colors).

    13. Block heel booties for those of us vying to be trendier in 2019. What's that? You don't wish to be trendy? No worries! These gorgeous shoes are also available in — SURPRISE — black... / Via @dolcevita well as red. And snakeskin!

    Promising review: "These shoes are amazing! Super soft leather, perfect fit, and super comfortable. I love them!!!" —Monika Polska

    Get them from Amazon for $119.90+ (available in sizes 6-10 and four colors).

    14. 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 $21.54+ (available in sizes 5.5-11 and in six colors).

    15. Knee-high boots you can probably pick up at an office supply store because these babies are complete wardrobe staples.

    Get them from Amazon for $69+ (available in sizes 6-10).

    16. Wedge booties that have been sent from heaven to help people who are on their feet all day long. These won't make your feet ache at all. Not one bit.

    Promising review: "My goodness, I could seriously wear these shoes all day long! They are fabulous! They don't squish my toes or the sides of my feet, are easy to walk in, and they don't rub my ankles. Plus, the neutral color is great because it matches with everything." —Kacie D.

    Get them from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes 5-12 and in 22 colors).

    17. Classic Converse high-top sneakers guaranteed to never, ever, ever, ever, ever go out of style. People will still be wearing these things in the Year 3000.* / Via @converse

    *And your great-great-great-great granddaughter will be doing fine 🎶 (And will be wearing these same exact sneakers.)

    Promising review: "These are standard Chucks, which have fit my feet the same for years. I'm perfectly happy with them! My whole family has a pair." —Abby

    Get them from Amazon for $40.50+ (available in sizes 6-15 and in six colors).

    18. High heels you can easily wear to the office AND the much-needed happy hour after you've spent prime daylight hours sitting in your cubicle.


    Get them from Asos for $48 (available in sizes 4W-11W).

    19. Waterproof rain boots that will have you looking up at the sky and begging for rain. You'll wish for rain every day so you can wear these every day, you know?


    Promising review: "Best investment ever! Having to walk to and from my job six days a week in a semi-rural setting required me to invest in a pair of rain boots, especially since it seems to rain every day of late. The first time I put them on, I found them to be a tad too big in the heel area and flopped a bit meaning I thought they'd be a pain to walk in. But after wearing them about two times, they seem to have taken on the shape of my foot and ankle. (So smart!) They got more supple with each use. They are absolutely lovely to walk in, there is support and a certain amount of warmth, and my feet didn't get all clammy." —gabrielannouncer

    Get them from Amazon for $34.43+ (available in sizes 4-11 and in four colors).

    20. Dr. Martens combat boots capable of making you feel like a total guitar-playing, rule-breaking badass every time you slip 'em on. Plus, these quality things can probably survive an apocalypse. / Via @drmartensofficial

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these shoes! I have wore these shoes almost every day since first buying them. Breaking them in kind of hurt, but they were fine after the first few wears. These are some of the best shoes that I've ever owned! I can wear them for an eight-hour shift at work and not have sore ankles, knees, and hips like I might with other shoes. Plus, these shoes are sturdy and I can tell they will last me for a very long time. Certainly worth the investment." —Bridgette

    Get them from Amazon for $78.71+ (available in sizes 5-10 and in nine colors).

    21. Chelsea boots that go with absolutely everything in your wardrobe, meaning you can totally justify buying 'em in all three available colors.


    Get them from Payless for $20 (originally $39.99, available in sizes 5-13 and in wide sizes and three colors).

    22. Combat boots lined with faux fur to keep you feeling nice, warm, and toasty — even when the weather outside can best be described as "my face hurts".

    Promising review: "I was prepared to be about as disappointed by these shoes, but they're actually INCREDIBLY comfortable and seem pretty sturdily made especially considering the price. I walked almost a mile and a half in these today, wearing them as they come (without the medical orthotics I've been prescribed for my messed up arches), and yet these felt really great to walk in. A total stranger also complimented me on them!" —Remy Z.

    Get them from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in sizes 5-12 and in 10 colors).

    23. Pull-on sneakers that say "Laces? I don't know her." They've also been known to say "I've got 99 problems, but a lace ain't one." / Via @blowfishmalibu

    Promising review: "These shoes are awesome! They fit great, are true to size, and are probably one of the most comfortable shoes I own. Buy them — they're so cute!" —Jessica Hall

    Get them from Amazon for $22.50+ (available in sizes 6-11 and in eight colors).

    24. Faux leather over-the-knee boots because we all know the importance of having a little black dress, but little black boots are equally as imperative.


    Get them from Torrid for $59.43 (originally $84.90, available in wide calf sizes 7-13).

    25. Hunter rain boots complete with a traction-gripping sole because it's 2019, and this is the year that your adult self will be jumping into puddles — not avoiding them. / Via @hunterboots

    Promising review: "These boots are just as I expected them to be, and then some! They keep my feet completely dry when I’ve been in snow and rain. Plus, my feet stay nice and toasty too when I'm wearing a nice pair of socks. I'm so glad I bought these!" —Bhmauser

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

    26. Leather block heel booties that will ~elevate~ your look without there being any pain in the process. Wear these puppies right out of the box. Go ahead. They won't hurt at all.


    Get them from Aldo for $150 (available in sizes 6-10 and in two colors).

    27. Block-heeled sandals available in a vibrant turquoise color for folks who vowed to wear more color in the new year — but if you decide that's too hard, they're also available in black. Praise be.


    Get them from H&M for $29.99 (available in sizes 4.5-10 and in two colors).

    28. High-top sneakers made from a eucalyptus tree fiber probably derived from the clouds, because that's how comfortable they are. Plus, the material is cooling and a total must-have for sweaty feet. / Via @allbirds

    Get them from Allbirds for $115 (available in sizes 5-10 and in four colors).

    29. Chelsea boots not intended for people with a drooling problem. These beauties might make said problem worse.


    Get them from Asos for $45 (available in sizes 5W-11W).

    30. Over-the-knee boots you might be tempted to wear every single day. Should you? Absolutely. It's your life. Live your truth.


    Promising review: "Absolutely gorgeous boots! Well made, fit perfectly, and they actually made my daughter cry when she opened them on Christmas because she was so happy!" —

    Get them from Amazon for $30.99+ (available in sizes 5-12 and in 22 colors).

    31. Splurge-worthy athletic sneakers hand-made in Italy that are *chef kisses fingers* more comfortable and bouncy than anything you've ever worn before. / Via @koio

    Promising review: "These shoes are amazing! After looking at the them for weeks, I finally took the plunge and bought them. They are incredibly comfortable, perfectly match all of my stuff, and are one of the best sneakers I've bought in a while." —Peter

    Get them from Koio for $298 (available in sizes 5-11).

    32. Over-the-knee boots for knees that demand some damn privacy.


    Get them from Payless for $20+ (available in sizes 5-13 and in wide sizes and two colors).

    33. Suede ankle boots destined for fame. In fact, I guess you could say they're already famous? They're already stars, after all...

    Psst, go up a size to guarantee the perfect fit!

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

    Me: "I don't need any more shoes."


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

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