An archetypal New Yorker (read: me) walks a lot. In a city pervasively congested with traffic and subway delays, it seems the most efficient option half of the time is to walk to where I need to go. This turns out to be great for cardiovascular health, but constantly moving wreaks havoc on the feet. While I would love to do a daily Carrie-Bradshaw-in-Manolos moment, I’m usually keepin’ it real with sneakers and flats.
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The only issue is, in the dead of summer, sneakers and flats can feel too stuffy. It can be a tad tricky to find a sandal that a) is somewhat comfortable and b) is work-appropriate. I’ve found that a neutral leather option that isn’t too busy often does the trick.
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