For all the talk of “revenge heels” 👠 last year 😆, I doubt many of us are willing to sacrifice comfort, especially when it comes to our feet! I think this is one of the reasons that lower heels and lug-sole booties continue to be a huge footwear trend. But just because they’re a trend doesn’t mean we should avoid them. 😉
Aside from comfort, these more substantial boots are stable for walking on slick or uneven surfaces. And a shoe or boot with more “visual volume” can also help to create outfit balance with bulkier winter items like chunky sweaters and puffer coats. This is one footwear “trend” that I don’t think is going to fade any time soon.
The fuzzy trucker jacket is a couple of years old, originally from Banana Republic. (Here’s this season’s style.) It’s still one of my favorites! The v-neck sweater is the one I featured here. The jeans are an older boyfriend style from Eileen Fisher. (I wish she’d bring these back!)
Lug-sole booties for bunions & wide feet
These boots are from Sole Bliss (gifted) and are specially designed to be comfortable for those who have bunions or wide feet. (But my medium-width feet find them comfortable too.) There’s a lot of padding in the sole, elastic goring, and a zipper for easy on-off. I’m usually a size 7 or 7.5, and am wearing size 37. (If you have questions about sizing, the customer service folks at Sole Bliss are happy to help!)
👉 Sole Bliss has kindly offered my readers 15% off with code SUSAN15. Shipping and returns are free (and hassle free!).
If snake print isn’t your thing, this boot style is also available in other colors and finishes. And if you prefer a sleeker look, there are plenty of other boot styles available as well, all designed to accommodate bunions and wide feet.
Have you added lug-sole booties to your winter footwear wardrobe?