Buy it now: luxe comfort shoes


It’s not just the catwalk getting in on the comfort shoe act (hello Celine Fur-Kenstock), die-hard comfort shoe brands have been drastically upping their game in design. While I’ve never understood the appeal of Ugg boots, I can’t fault the designs of some of Ugg Australia’s recent offers (like its men’s sheepskin-lined trainers) and aspirational advertising imagery. Meanwhile, Swedish Hasbeens has reinvigorated the clog industry and recently FitFlop has really succeeded in postioning itself as a fashion shoe. Fashion editors swear by them, as does Azzedine Alaia who was spotted in them at Paris Fashion Week – no joke. (Plus, I was impressed three years ago when FitFlop founder Marcia Kilgore commented on an unsympathetic blog post, taking criticism on the chin. I mean, who else does that?)

This season, FitFlop has produced a glittery sandal reminiscent of last summer’s Christopher Kane dazzlers (available exclusively at Harrods) and these excellent chunky Marni-esque sandals available this week at But the catwalk is equally keen on the down-to-earth sandal. Marni has just launched its SS13 Fussbett, a wholesome sandal designed to be worn with trademark clashy checks and sheer knee socks and despite scoffs, Celine’s fur sandal has been well recieved at retail (although I’ve not yet spotted them in action – have you?). Six-inch Tributes? Pah, it’s like they never existed…

FitFlop camel sandals, £90

Marni Fussbett red and black sandals, £300


Swedish Hasbeens clog sandals, £145

Marni Fussbett metallic sandals, £320

FitFlop navy sandals, £189.95

Swedish Hasbeens clog sandals, £145