Expecting mamas go through months of a changing physique and wardrobe mishaps. It can be a bit of a challenge to find stylish, chic clothing that looks and feels good, but good thing the challenge stops at your feet.
I gave up my high platforms and strappy sandals for more sensible shoes but I did not have to compromise on chic, fashionable or on-trend footwear. As much as I miss my mile high shoes, it is not practical (nor comfortable) for an expecting mama to be teetering around, unbalanced while trying navigate with a bulging bump. I have rounded up the best shoes for expecting moms; big on comfort without missing a step on style.
Brian James Footwear- perfect blending of style and comfort from the Chantal soft, silky suede sandal by Brian James. Newer to the scene, Brian James offers simple in design, sophisticated and wear with anything sandals. The Chantal has cushioned insides, flexible soles, good ankle support and seamless leather lining making for the ultimate in lux, classic sandals.
ECCO Bouillon Band Sandal-Looking for a most versatile sandal? This is it! With gorgeous pleating details, glamorous and neutral metallic coloring and unbelievably comfort, the Bouillon Band Sandal is both modern and classic. I love the rear zipper for easy on and off, the slight wedge so your foot is not flat, the cushioned arch support and the flexible leather. I pair my Bouillon Band Sandals as easily with shorts and tank for daytime casual as I do with a maxi dress for dressier night time appeal. Also from ECCO is the Sculptured 65 T-Strap, the ultimate in workhorse comfort with the appeal of a higher heel, these elegant shoes are an expectant mamas dream come true! They offer a deep cushioned molded footbed, sturdy yet flexible heel and are durable, classic and never will go out of style. I love the t-strap and the double strap with buckle detail across the instep, the Sculpured 65 T Strap, as the name implies, sculpt to your feet and make a stylish statement whether geared up for the office or dressed up to play.
El Naturalista- For the eco-minded fashionista, El Naturalista makes beautiful, artisan inspired shoes with comfort, sustainability and hipster style all rolled into one perfectly crafted shoe. I love the Trufa Torcal for its sexy double ankle strap, bold dual colors and durable, and meaty sole. El Naturalista makes shoes that provide exceptional comfort, ease of wear and fashion with a conscience.
Dansko Sandi Sandal-For the ultimate in comfort and funky style, the Blue Shagreen Sandi Sandal has got them all beat. Dansko has been the relied on brand for medical professionals and those on their feet all day, but now we get the same comfort with oodles of cute, stylish and fashion forward designs.
The Dansko Sandi Sandal has a beveled heel for stability, a little lift as well as shock absorbing inserts for all day comfort. I love the adjustable straps on both the ankle and instep, perfect for a customizable fit for swollen, tired feet (glorious side effects of being an expectant mama). They are outfitted with DRI LEX technology so your feet can keep up with the heat of the summer. If mermaid had feet, this is what they'd look like! Fun, uber comfortable and supportive, this sandal provides long-lasting comfort with look-at-me style.
Patagonia Bandha Criss Cross-All the summer exuberance of a strappy sandal with none of the pain! The Patagonia Bandha Criss Cross is a strappy leather sandal with a hint of heel and a cushioned forefoot for wearable, all day comfort and irresistible style. I love everything about this sandal from the covered heel and dramatic straps to the added details on the ankle and the buttery soft leather. I can wear the Bandha Criss Cross all day no matter what the day's events bring me and my feet look good, feel good in this must have wardrobe staple and with Patagonia you know you're getting a well-crafted shoe that doesn't leave a huge footprint (a carbon one, that is).
Umberto Raffini-I gushed over my Umberto Raffini riding boots that I wore all winter (and I know this mama- to-be will be donning them again!). Umberto Raffini has done it again, and this time I can't get enough of the strappy, Amani mini wedge perfectly adorned with a tortoise-shell detail that adds a little glamour to any outfit. The wedge gives me the little height I am seeking, with all of the cushy comfort my expanding feet need. I love the adjustable ankle strap, the gladiator meets timeless classic design and the plush memory foam inside that cushions and molds perfectly to my feet.
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