The Most Comfortable Walking Shoes for Europe

Best Walking shoe Merrell Enlighten Eluma

MERRELL Enlighten Eluma Breeze Flat

Spring  until late fall is ideal for a European vacation, and the best way to see most Old World cities is on foot. Touring museums, churches and galleries; poking around in craft shops, taking photos in a cobblestone alley, hunting for a café or trattoria off the beaten path. Are your feet aching yet?

Well not to worry because fashionista Aliceann Toole has this look at the best walking shoes for Europe or wherever else you might travel to this summer.

The secret to successful walking, according to experts at the Mayo Clinic, is a pair of comfortable well-fitting walking shoes. They suggest a fairly lightweight shoe with good shock absorption like Merrell’s Enlighten Eluma Breeze Flat.  (Don’t you love the mesh detail and the gorgeous perwinkle color? There’s lot of other modern shades too.) Continue Reading

5 Spring/Summer Shoes And What To Wear With Them

Deborah BolandShoes styles come and go and so do the fashion guidelines for how to wear them. Long gone are the days of having to match the color of your shoes to your outfit, or pairing dressy shoes with dressy clothes only.

Today a new crop of shoes has inspired an anything goes kind of shoe mentality. Fabulous After 40 stylist Chantelle Collier  shows us the 5 hottest spring/summer shoe styles, and some outfits  that work nicely with them.


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1. The Slip-On Sneaker

This year’s sporty-chic trend has ushered in slip-on sneakers in all  styles and colors. This comfortable flat is  versatile and easy to wear. Just be sure that the rest of your outfit isn’t overly casual or you might start to border on frumpy (i.e. no sweats!).

Try the slip-on sneaker with cuffed jeans, a light blazer and a cami in a complementary color for the perfect weekend outfit. Don’t be afraid to wear this casual shoe with a dressier look either. It’s all the rage in Paris. Pair a metallic slip-on sneaker with a floral skirt and a clutch bag for a feminine look that’s sporty and youthful too. Continue Reading

D’Orsay Flats – The Sexy Must Have Shoes This Spring

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If you read my post on sporty spring shoes, you got a pretty good idea of what's in style if you want a really casual shoe. But what if you are on the lookout for something that's still relaxed, but a … Continue Reading

Hit A Home Run With Sporty Spring Shoes


Along with this spring's sporty chic trend come a whole new crop of shoes that are both practical and chic. If you've been wondering what to wear with tomboy pieces like baseball jackets, silky track … Continue Reading

Stretch Your Wardrobe with Pointy Toe Flats

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We all want to get the most fashion mileage out of our wardrobes as we can. An easy way to do that is to update an  outfit with the latest shoe. This spring pointy-toe … Continue Reading

Over 40 Fashion – Would You Wear a Wedge Sneaker?


Today our guest writer is Etiquette Expert, Lisa Taylor Richey. Over the past few seasons I have become a big fan of the "wedge."  I love a wedge sandal and a closed toe wedge pump.  Being … Continue Reading

Shoes To Wear With Capris and Cropped Pants

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Of course they're comfy, but socks and sneakers worn with Capris pants or skinny cropped pants scream frump city! Don't you agree?? This is one summer style sin you definitely do not want to … Continue Reading

Gold Sandals – The Perfect Summer Shoe

Deborah Boland

Deborah: I was at the hairdresser the other day when I complimented my stylist on her new sandals and somehow got into this great conversation about gold sandals and how they are the perfect summer … Continue Reading

What to Wear With a Wedge Mary Jane?

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Hi Deborah, What can I wear with a wedge Mary Jane? Thanks, Helen Hi Helen, I'm not a big fan of Mary Jane Wedges of any kind because they look too "school girl" for a 40+ gal.  However, I'm … Continue Reading

Nude Shoes – Fad or Fashionable?

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Some of my readers have been asking, "What's the story with these skin toned shoes that are everywhere this spring? Should I be buying a pair, or are they just a passing fad?" If  you haven't noticed, … Continue Reading