16 Shoes Women Can Wear From College to Retirement


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If you've ever seen a shoe trend and thought, I'm too old (or young) to wear those, you've come to the right place. We're not here to talk about the worst or best shoes for every age group. We're here to talk about the shoes that women of every age group can wear, from college to retirement. We narrowed it down to eight specific shoe styles—a mix of flats, heels, casual, and dressy picks—that any woman can wear and should have in her wardrobe.

While some of these shoe styles may seem a bit more like trends than classics (e.g., backless mules), we still find them to be quite worthy of an investment. They've stood the test of time and are sure to be around for seasons to come. As a bonus, every one of these shoe styles is quite comfortable (think sneakers and block-heel ankle boots). So without further ado…

Read on to find out which eight shoe styles can be worn by every woman, and shop our picks for each!

Next, find out which shoe styles you should ditch to upgrade your style.