4 Pairs of Podiatrist-Approved Shoes That Are Actually Super Cute

Shoes that both look good and feel good.

Bucketfeet. Photograph by Joy Asico.

1. Your New Bootie


A fall staple, this bootie has a relatively low heel with a wide base to give your foot extra stability. It’s made from suede, so it’s got some stretch, plus there’s a removable microfiber-covered orthotic insert for extra comfort. “Sterling” bootie, $160 at

2. Your New Flats


Get rid of all those bendy, formless ballet flats, stat. These leather-soled loafers will be more supportive, and the Italian leather will respond better to the form of your foot than synthetic materials. Modern Loafer, $170 at

3. Your New Walking Shoe


Gym shoes may feel good, but please wear them just where they’re intended for: the gym. For daily walking, invest in stylish shoes that’ll give you the support you need going to and from the Metro. These Cole Haan leather sneakers have a thick rubber sole for extra cushioning. Reiley tassel slip-on sneaker, $170 at

4. Your New Black Pump


Replace stilettos with a low block heel for added stability, and avoid bunions by choosing a rounded front rather than pointed, which can crowd your toes. Loeffler Randall “Clara” block-heel pumps, $325 at

Associate Editor

Caroline Cunningham joined Washingtonian in 2014 after moving to the DC area from Cincinnati, where she interned and freelanced for Cincinnati Magazine and worked in content marketing. She currently resides in College Park.