‘Round these parts, we’re clearly fans of a good shoe – especially flat ones.
They’re comfy, practical, and when you find the right pair, can look amazing.
Which got me wondering: what’s your favourite shoe?
We surveyed about 150 mothers from very different walks of life, from around the world including Australia, United States, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Cayman Islands, New Zealand, and the Netherlands. As part of the survey, we asked: What’s your favourite shoe to wear when you’re with your kids?
Here are the top 5 most loved shoes as voted by women with kids – are yours on the list?
1. Thongs / Flip Flops
Given the high proportion of Australians completing the survey, it’s little surprise that the Thong (Flip Flop, or Jandal, depending on where you hail from) came in as number one, with 62% claiming these as their top shoe love.
Clearly, the warmer weather here has something to do with that, but ‘ease’ was also cited by a quarter of all mothers as the reason for their selection.
They’re easy to put on and take off, especially when you’re holding a baby in your arms.” Sydney, NSW, Australia.
I must admit, I spent most of 2008, 2009 and 2010 living in my Converse, so it’s no surprise to me that 48% of those surveyed love them too.
They’re flexible and functional, and Converse are my favourite looking shoe. I have, oh, a dozen of them. At least.” Adelaide, SA, Australia.
This sparkly pair are on my wish list. They’re kind of like what Dorothy would have worn had she knew that the yellow brick road was going to be so long.
3. Ballet flats
Chic, classic, and comfy. You just can’t help feeling a little bit Audrey Hepburn in these – even if you’re walking the streets of Manly Beach instead of the streets of New York City.
For more ideas on how to style yours, click here.
4. Knee high boots
Classic and chic, it’s no wonder they’re an all-time favourite.
For tips on how to wear your boots, even in summer, click here.
A summer essential, and something to suit every style. Here’s 5 different ways to style them.
Do you have an all-time favourite pair of shoes?
And what are your favourites to wear when you’re with your kids?
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