I’m really excited today to partner with Marmi Shoes to bring you this sponsored post featuring shoes from the brand Vaneli Shoes. Vanelli shoes offer stylish, yet comfortable, shoes that are perfect for women over 40. I received a pair of shoes to try out, but my opinions are, as always, my own.
Check out this cute picture of my daughter and me at her graduation. Don’t we look happy? The truth is, however, that I was in a world of pain right then. Not emotional pain at the thought of my final child entering the adult world, though. I was feeling the very real pain of wearing shoes that hurt my feet. By the end of the day, I had taken off my stylish high heels and was walking down the streets of Manhattan barefoot. I spent weeks dealing with the plantar fascitis flareup those shoes caused and I threw them away before I even left New York.
But I hate to think that I’m doomed to wear sensible sneakers and flats for the rest of my life. So when the folks at Vaneli Shoes reached out asking me if I’d like to receive a pair of shoes in exchange for my honest review, I said, “Yes, please!”
I was so pleased with my shoes that I checked out the rest of the site to see what else they offered and found several pairs of shoes that are both stylish and comfy and perfect for women over 40. Plus, most of the shoes are available in a variety of widths so you can get a precise and comfortable fit. Here are just some of my favorites.
I elected to try these nude patent pumps because I strongly believe that every woman needs a nude pump in her wardrobe. I tested them out by wearing them for a full day of work and errands. They were so comfortable! I think I’ve finally found a brand that will let me wear heels again. I particularly like the pad under the ball of the foot as it helps take the pressure off when I’m standing up. The heels aren’t crazy high, but they add a bit of lift to the leg and elevate any outfit and I love the block heel which is so in style right now.
Toe loops are back and better than ever for 2019! The toe loop on these mules helps keep your feet secure so you don’t have to walk around clenching your toes just to keep your shoes on. (You know you’ve done it!) The block heel can be worn with pants or dresses.
Leopard print is really in style for Fall 2019 and I love the camel-hair texture of these loafers. Some flats can actually end up aggravating my plantar fascitis with their thin soles that don’t provide any support, but these shoes have a padded arch and insole for support.
I don’t like to wear sneakers when I’m traveling because I don’t want to be quite that casual when I’m visiting museums and restaurants, but I need some comfortable walking shoes so I don’t miss out on any fun with blisters or sore feet. These slip-ons are just what I need for my next trip! The perforated finish helps to keep your feet cool and the padded collar prevents blisters. The cushioning will keep your feet feeling fresh for hours!
Everybody needs a pair of booties for fall and these suede booties have a cute zipper and a peep-toe detail. You’ll wear these shoes with everything you own.
I feel really good about recommending any of these shoes. I’m in love with my nude patent pumps and the other shoes on the site seem like they’re equally as good. They may cost a bit more than other shoes, but you’re paying for both style and comfort and you’ll keep these shoes for years.
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Hi! I’m Katy and I started Midlife Rambler when my youngest child was a senior in high school. I was staring at the coming empty nest and wondering what was next for me. Does that sound like you? Then you’ll love our community of fun, feisty women. We’re looking forward to finally focusing (just a little on ourselves) and talking about all the things we enjoy: fashion, beauty, travel, entertaining, and being the best possible you.