International Women’s Day is celebrated each year on the 8th of March. It is a global day to celebrate the achievement of women and to continue to accelerate the movement towards gender equality. Gender equality doesn't mean that men and women become the same but that the opportunities, rights and treatment of people is not determined by their gender. Afterall we can’t expect prosperity if half the world's population is held back!
There has always been a link between fantastic shoes and female empowerment. We may never really know why we women love shoes so much but I think luxury shoe designer Charlotte Olympia sums it up pretty well in her guest article for Marie Claire “There’s a sign on the door to my office that says ‘the higher the heel the better you feel’ and I really believe that, whether they’re making you feel taller, sexier, more confident, powerful, or glamorous.” So maybe that just it, great footwear gives us that extra confidence boost that helps us feel ready to take on the world, the patriarchy, the big meeting or even the grocery store run.
See below for our top picks for empowering shoes this international women’s day
Vionic Carol Ballet Flat
This elegant ballet flat can take you everywhere from school pick up to high end meeting and even on to after work drinks. Ultra comfortable with Vionic Technology to hug your arches, a leather upper and a soft elastic top line. These shoes are practical yet also graceful, accented by delicate stitching and a pretty crossover detail above the toe cap.
Occasions: Work, Dressy Casual
Vionic Kani Slip On
A modern, fun and stylish slip on with a streamlined, sporty design and just the right amount of delicate perforated detailing. These shoes are super comfortable helping you to both look and feel great, they are Biomechanically designed supporting natural alignment from the ground up.
Occasions: Weekend & Casual
Kroten Travelwalker Sneaker
The lightweight, breathable Kroten Travelwalker sneaker is great for all your activities and active days. Whether at the gym, walking the trails with friends or kicking a ball with the kids in the park these activewear shoes are the ideal addition to any active empowered woman’s closet.
Occasions: Activities & Fitness
Revere Casablanca Wedge
Looking for comfort support and style in your evening shoe? This is the wedge that will become your go to. Casablanca's multi-strap design is versatile and creates an optimum fit for your feet, the colour options are elegant black or fabulous metallic and the comfort is unparalleled. These pretty wedges feature a supportive contoured footbed with arch support and additional cushioning positioned under the ball of foot for amazing comfort.
Occasions: Evening Wear