As a new mom, I am always looking for new hacks to make my life easier. One of the trickiest things for me, is navigating a busy schedule of baby drop-offs, grocery shopping, breakfast with the family, photoshoots, and meeting up with friends, without changing my outfit 53721 times every day. The thing that makes it easier is having the proper footwear. I realize that for a busy mom, having ‘the right footwear’ is a pretty low priority on the list, but I promise that having something chic to run around in helps make you feel that much more prepared for all of your errands throughout the day, without taking an extra step (blow-drying your hair, anyone? not happening). You have to put on shoes anyway, so why not make them chic?
I’ve rounded up 131 chic mom shoes at any budget, that abide by at least one, if not more, of my 4 rules. When looking for a new pair of shoes, make sure they follow at least one of these guidelines, and you will be sure to slay. all. day.
131 Chic Mom Shoes, At Any Budget
1. Pointed Toe Flats
Flats are a mom must have, but if you are looking for something that will look dressier for meetings and running around, make sure they have a pointed toe instead of a round or blunt toe. Yes, they make your feet look bigger, but they elongate the entire leg, which is great for wearing boyfriend jeans or a midi skirt. They instantly elevate the look, and any extra jewels, bows or shine can go a long way to dress up an otherwise casual look!
2. Sneakers with Dressy Details (sparkles, satin laces, fun prints)
If you are more of a sneaker girl, then up the ante with sneakers in standout prints and added shine. These don’t need to be your gym shoes, so don’t worry about practicality. The irony is that classic Nikes, Pumas, Converse, and more are all taking the glam to the next level, so you can be sure you have comfort while rockin’ your kicks.
3. Chunky Heel (But no more than 3″!), paired with an ankle strap
If you MUST wear a heel, make sure it is chunky, with more stability. Bonus points if it has an ankle strap to help support your ankles. Often times, the reason our feet hurt when wearing pumps all day is not only the pressure on the balls of our feet, but because our ankles are struggling to keep from wobbling around. This is how people ultimately trip and hurt themselves, which is why I look for an ankle strap wherever possible.
4. Low Heeled Boots
This follows along with the above rule, but low heeled boots also provide the necessary ankle support needed to run around around in them all day long. I used to think low-heeled boots were gross, but thankfully brands like Miu Mid and Ganni have brought them back, so we all need to capitalize in this time in fashion where it’s cool to not be sky-high for once!