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    9 Pairs Of Shoes I've Literally Had For Years And Absolutely Swear By

    I walk everywhere, used to go dancing as much as possible, and am overall really hard on my shoes — these boots, sneakers, runners, and clogs have stood the test of time.

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    Unless otherwise specified, all sizes in this post are listed in women's.

    1. Suavs Zilker Sneakers — a knitted, flexible, sweat-wicking sneaker that's comfortable as heck and accepts me for who I truly am — a sweaty-footed person who doesn't always feel like putting on socks.

    2. Dr. Martens Pascal Combat Boots that I firmly believe everyone should have at least one pair of in their lifetime. This shoe has earned its place among the most iconic shoes of all time by being more reliable, versatile, and straight up cooler than almost anything else on the market, and I will happily verify that they live up to their reputation.

    3. Dansko Britney Clogs — large and in charge, comfortable, familiar — clogs are essentially the minivan of shoes. But Dansko manages to make their clogs both cute *and* functional. Their signature super-arched insole is what really helped them achieve the cult status–level comfort that everyone from line cooks to nurses to little old me agrees makes them a must-have.

    4. And Dansko Malin Mary Jane Heels so even non-clog-lovers can get in on that sweet, sweet Dansko comfort. These don't look like they're super comfortable, but that insole doesn't play. Right out of the box they became a go-to New York walking shoe of mine, and they'll remain my favorite dancing shoes forever.

    5. Nisolo Classic Chelsea Boots, because finding a go-to pair of fashionable boots that are actually comfortable is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that feels like pure magic.

    6. Allbirds Wool Runners that became mega-popular a few years back for a reason. They're supportive, great for warm or cold weather, and are barely showing signs of wear for me after two years of lovin'. And when I say I wear them everywhere, believe me — the photo below is me wearing them to literally go skydiving!

    7. Vionic Roselyn Ankle Boots whose cowboy-esque cut puts the perfect statement-making touch on almost any outfit. A heeled boot? One of the most comfortable pairs of shoes I own? It sounds ridiculous, but I swear it's true.

    8. Adidas Superstar sneakers I don't think will ever go out of style, they're that iconic. That said, I'm biased, because I wear these alllllll the time and don't think I'll ever stop no matter what the trends decide.

    writer wearing worn black and white adidas sneakers

    9. Brooks Ghost Running Shoes that, although I'm admittedly not really a runner, make the task feel much more tolerable. Brooks are well-loved in the running community, and with their shock absorbing cushioning they've become my favorite shoe for almost any exercise from HIIT to boxing to tennis.

    TFW you realize your relationships with shoes tend to last longer than your relationships with people...

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