There’s no doubt that over the last year, many of us have spent more time walking than ever before. With nowhere to go and no one to see, the daily lap around the block or local park became an outing to look forward to and often the only opportunity we’d have to socialise. While this newfound obsession with getting in our 10,000 steps or adding to our kilometre count on Strava has of course been beneficial from a health perspective, it has also meant that we’ve spent much of the year in sneakers, and quite frankly, I’m ready for a change.
Therefore, Team Who What Wear set out to find some spring shoes that could work as an alternative to trainers, keeping in mind that many of our outings now include a commute on foot. Each editor selected a shoe style and put it to the test walking to their local coffee shop, grocery store or park picnic to ensure optimum comfort.
From sandals to ballet pumps and loafers, we’ve found options so comfy you’ll be able to retire your sneakers to the back of the closet (at least for now). Keep scrolling for three pairs of shoes our editors swear are just as comfy as trainers.