Posh: Shoes for All Sorts

Jenn and I hear about so many new products—especially shoes—that there is just not enough time in the day or room in our closets to cover them all. We usually cover the most fitness and workout-oriented shoes, but sometimes kicks fall into our laps that are worth a mention even if they’re not our typical hardcore running shoe. Here’s a smattering of those shoes!

Payless Champion Walking Shoes

PaylessChampionwalkingshoesJenn and I have been known to BOGO our brains out when Payless ShoeSource is having its Buy One, Get One Half Off sales. It’s an affordable way to get those trendy shoes that may be out of style by next season. As much as I’ve hit BOGO, I’ve never gotten workout shoes at Payless. But now the Champion brand of fitness products has me rethinking that.

The company sent me its Champion Stride shoe to try out, and I was pleasantly pleased with its performance. The Stride jumps on the shoe-toning bandwagon by incorporating two pods under the shoe that create a slightly unstable surface to encourage muscle-toningbenefits. They’re not Skechers Shape-Ups, but at only $29.99, who would expect them to be? They were comfy for both walking and indoor exercises, and the only thing I would have liked is more arch support. Overall, a great option for the budget-conscious exerciser.

KswissSandandSurfhightopK-Swiss Surf & Sand High-Tops

Just looking at these K-Swiss high-tops makes my feet smile because you just know they’ve gotta be super comfy. More for running errands than for running laps, these high-tops will get you through the day without giving you blisters. Plus, the ankle support is perfect if you’re prone to twisting your ankles, like me these days.

These kicks come in basic black as well as tons of colors—yellow, pink, purple and green. So fun!

New Balance

newbalancesoftmoonshoeNew Balance makes my heart go pitter-patter with some of its latest and greatest shoes. The Softmoon yoga-inspired shoe looks super comfy and lightweight—perfect for throwing on after a yoga class or throwing on to run errands. The  Classy and Galexy are sporty yet fashionable shoes for everyday wear. All are guaranteed to make you look fiercely adorable, whether you’re walking in the park or shopping for groceries. In fact, all of the New Balance for Nine West shoes are making me wish I had a bigger shoe budget.

What shoes have struck your fancy lately? —Erin

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  1. I love those New Balance shoes! Thanks for telling me about them. I may just have to splurge on a pair.

  2. Ed says:

    Right now, I am loving this pair of Crocs: http://www.crocs.com/crocs-crocband-flat/11072,default,pd.html?cid=730&cgid=women-footwear

    I have them in yellow. I absolutely adore them because they’re a) super comfy and b) they look like ducks.

  3. Angela says:

    Thanks for reviewing the Champions. I was afraid to try because they are from Payless…

  4. Carol says:

    Would be interested to see what you think of the Vibram Five Finger shoes…they are freaky looking, but supposedly great for running…