The best styles for mom from block heels to flats to sneakers–picked just for you from our shoe stylist.
With the extreme heel trend giving way–thankfully–to much more wearable options, it's surprisingly easy to find chic shoes for moms of toddlers these days.
From block heels to flats to sneakers, the trendiest styles are (gasp) actually pretty practical. No matter your personal aesthetic, these are shoes and boots that will keep you looking your best while your little one keeps you on your toes.
1. Chinese Laundry Riley over the knee stretch boots | 2. Vince Camuto Pierson Moto boot | 3. Joan of Arctic Wedge boot by Sorel
Whether you're going to the park or getting ready for a night out, boots almost magically turn boring leggings or skinny jeans in a sleek, fashion-forward look. And when the weather outside is frightful (and even when it's not), a fashionable weatherproof boot with a walkable wedge is perfect when little ones are in tow.
4. The Eleanor ballet flat by Steve Madden | 5. Louise et Cie Tassel Loafer | 6. Ivanka Trump Chic 3
Classic ballet flats– the traditional mom shoe. Without sacrificing comfort, and with a bit more flare than the traditional, pointed-toe flats and menswear-inspired loafers give a fresh and modern take on this classic go-to shoe for moms. Tassels, ghillie lacing and bold animal prints make these styles sure bets.
One of the surprising footwear hits of the past year, sneakers are comfortable and very on-trend. To create an athleisure look, pair styles like these with casual dresses, or go the opposite direction with jeans and a blazer.
10. Jeffrey Campbell Ouverte Wedges | 11. Boden Block Heel Mary Jane | 12. Topshop Prize Ghillie Tie
Although there are plenty of high and low-heeled pump options that are perfect for dress and party events, it's too easy to mar a thin heel. When your little ones are your +1 (or +2 or +3), opt for a sculptural wedge or block heel. Still very dressed up and refined, you're much less likely to feel like you're teetering in a more substantial heel.