I'm Overhauling My Shoe Closet—33 Versatile Pairs I'm Loving on Shopbop


(Image credit: @smythsisters; PICTURED: Birkenstock Boston Shearling Clogs ($170))

As I live in New York City, footwear is a massive personal-wardrobe priority. Comfort and practicality are nonnegotiable, but that doesn't have to exclude taste or trendiness. Unfortunately, the amount of walking and conditions of the city significantly shorten the lifespan of a pair of shoes. With the start of the New Year, I decided it was high time I part ways with some of my beloved footwear for updated options. 

Versatility—e.g., low heel heights, platform soles, and lots of sneakers—is key in my footwear wardrobe. Ballet flats, loafers, and easy boots are perfect for work, and mules, sneakers, and more difficult boots make up my weekend footwear. But all of the below pairs I've chosen can be for work or play. 

The shoe shopping list ahead is an ideal amalgamation of adaptable, practical, and wearable footwear. It's time to put your feet first.

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Copelyn Bengel
Associate Shopping Editor

Copelyn is the associate shopping editor for Who What Wear based in New York City. She writes about fashion and accessory trends in addition to creating original content.

Before her time at Who What Wear, Copelyn was at Bustle Digital Group working on the accessory market for cover shoots and fashion features across Nylon, The Zoe Report, Bustle, Romper, and Elite Daily. Copelyn has also previously worked at InStyle and Cosmopolitan in the fashion and accessory departments on shopping and fashion market.

Copelyn has a journalism degree in editing and graphic design from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In her spare time, Copelyn freelances in graphic and web design in the fashion-and-lifestyle space. She also loves to upcycle clothing and home décor as well as collect an embarrassing number of colorful sneakers and experiment with her hair color.