Don't let those sore feet cramp your style. We've rounded up the cutest and comfiest sneakers that you can wear with practically anything.
Hey mums with tired, sore feet – we totally get it. Chasing after little ones or carrying a big ‘ol bump can be a pain in the butt and on the soles. But just because you’re in the throes of #mumlife or #pre-mumlife, doesn’t mean you’ve got to sacrifice your sense of style or taste in shoes. Yup, you can still look totally cute even if you aren’t feeling it. Our tip? Get yourself a cute pair of cool, comfy sneakers. Not only are they easy to slip on and off, they’re also versatile enough to pair with literally anything.
There’s something about sneakers or, if you’re cool, kicks that people can’t get enough of. High-fashion brands are always creating twists to classic styles, embellishing the heck out of them or even changing the shape. One thing’s for sure, the sneaker is here to stay, and our aching feet say: yasss!
Here are our favourite styles:
You know what they say: you can’t go wrong with a classic (see top image), and the same thing goes for cool sneakers. There’s something so classy about rocking up in a pair of crisp white sneakers and a cute floral number – it just screams effortless style. We also love the fact that classic silhouettes are always flattering, no matter what kind of feet you have. Although most classic sneakers (especially the canvas kind) don’t offer much in terms of ankle support, they’re still way better for your feet than a pair of flat leather sandals.
(Top image: clockwise, l–r): Nike Killshot 2 sneakers, J.Crew; Reebok Club C85 Trainers in white, ASOS; Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star Ox white trainers, ASOS; adidas Originals Stan Smith trainers, ASOS; adidas Originals Gazelle Trainers in Pale Gray, ASOS
Mums need to dress for movement. And when you’re running after a toddler, you might as well wear a pair that go the extra mile (literally) when it comes to comfort. Because these shoes are made for running, they provide great support for your knees and ankles. BONUS: if you’re heading out for a jog or going to the gym after mum duties, there’s no need to change it up! Whether you want to pair these trainers with some stretchy Lululemons or a cute jersey dress, it doesn’t matter. The sleeker and more monochromatic you go with running shoes, the easier it is to dress it up!
Just for fun
While dressing for comfort over style is an easy option for most mums, why not make the most of whatever fashion moment you have and go all in cool with your sneakers? We’re talking going for bright colours and patterns, trying out flashier silhouettes like the chunky dad sneakers everyone’s sporting – you go girl! There’s no need to fear being on trend, we’ve totally got your back. Our top tip? Pair the funkier kicks with a more understated outfit with muted colours or white. Let your shoes stand out with cropped or cuffed pants or shorts or a jersey skirt – showing your ankles balances out the chunkiness of the shoe.
Whether you’re tackling errands or crawling on your hands and knees picking up the errant Cheerio, you can be sure that a pair of cool sneakers will be your new shoe BFF. Your soles will be doing a mini-happy dance once you slip on a pair of these babies. You’re welcome!