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    24 Shoes That Teachers Actually Swear By

    Your students already want to follow in your footsteps, so you may as well make them stylish footsteps.

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    1. Elastic strap flats that over 2,500 reviewers love for a cute, comfy everyday footwear option even when they're ~strapped~ for cash.

    2. ~Class~y heeled Oxfords to help you master that whole "academic chic" vibe. Bonus points for pairing with a cozy cardi and a scarf on top.

    3. Fabulous glitter sneakers that'll help you inspire your students to ~shine~, not to mention teach the important lesson that practical shoes can still be super fun.

    4. Cute Mary Jane heels, aka the one kind of Mary Jane that the principal won't confiscate. 😂

    5. Wonderfully quirky fabric map-print Mary Jane flats you should probably hit add to ~cart~-ographer on ASAP.

    A reviewer wearing the green, blue, yellow, purple, and pink world map flats

    6. Versatile lace-up wedge booties that over 1,700 reviewers have given an A+ in comfort and style.

    7. Game-changing simple pumps available in a huge variety of colors, prints, materials, and widths and that over 1,800 reviewers swear by for heels that are actually comfortable.

    8. Adorable lace flats that'll serve as excellent role models for your students — they play nice with everyone, from pants to dresses.

    The blue round-toe lace flats

    9. Ankle-strap mini wedges for when you want something that's a ~step up~ from flats but that won't be making you miserable by lunchtime.

    10. Cute and chunky clog heels likely to result in your work group chat getting ~clogged~ with fellow teachers wanting to know where you got them.

    The brown buckled heels with a wooden heel and platform

    11. Cushy, easy-to-fasten wedge sandals that are, believe it or not, Crocs. Not the classic and controversial clog Crocs, but their grown-up, chicer older cousin.

    12. Surprisingly comfy strappy heels you can easily wear to future dressy occasions with grown-ups, too.

    The black closed-toe heels with a skinny strap around the back of the heel and a thick elastic strap in the front

    13. Low-heel booties that are the the ultimate footwear staple — I'm talking as basic as the ABCs and 123s.

    14. Classy and classic loafers in a cheerful hue with grippy bottoms so your recurring stress dream of tripping on your way up to present at assembly that you've been having since you were a student yourself doesn't come to fruition.

    15. Casual cutout booties stylish enough you'll also want to wear them on weekends.

    16. Iconic Dr. Martens Chelsea boots, because who says teachers can't be rock 'n' roll? Besides, these would be just as cute with jeans as they would a fit-and-flare dress.

    The chunky-soled black boots

    17. Stretchy Skechers flats that are a heck of a lot more flexible than your curriculum.

    18. Chain-detail cushioned flats, which just might be the missing ~link~ when it comes to putting together a cute and comfy work outfit.

    The navy flats with a rubber sole and silver chain detail on the faux-patent cap toe

    19. Retro-inspired cutout detail Mary Janes that are giving me serious Jess Day vibes.

    20. Clarks platform wedges that'll allow you to stand tall at the front of the class all dang day.

    21. School-themed printed slip-ons sure to ~supply~ students, parents, and coworkers alike with a reason to compliment your style.

    The black shoes printed with supplies like notebooks, rulers, pens, calculators, pencil cases, scissors, books, and messenger bags plus lunch bags, hearts, apples, paper airplanes, and a chalkboard reading "Back to school"

    22. Polished Aerosoles block heel pumps that may force you to ~block~ off some time in your lesson plan for compliments.

    23. Classic Clarks cushioned clogs (your homework is to say that three times fast) I hereby grant you permission to wear every day of the week.

    A model wearing the black shoes with silver button details

    24. Trendy block-heel, pointed-toe booties to give your students a lesson in fashion (they're learning from a master).

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