Happy International Women’s Day - Women’s Footwear for all occasions

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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

vionic carol ballet flats

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

vionic kani womens 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

Kroten travel walker womens 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

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

Fancy footwear is a powerful thing on the feet of female citizens, as these famous ladies agree! So pick up a new pair of shoes from Sole Integrity and get your strut on.

I still have my feet on the ground, I just wear better shoes. – Oprah Winfrey

I firmly believe that with the right footwear one can rule the world. — Bette Midler

I’m not afraid of heights, have you seen my shoes? – Carrie Bradshaw

One shoe can change your life. – Cinderella

For women, shoes are the most important. Good shoes take you good places.  – Seo Min Hyun

Happy International Women’s Day everyone, make this year your year to do what you can to truly make a positive difference for women.