Art Basel is upon us, which means plenty of art-viewing and even more walking. From art fair to art fair, party to party, you’re going to be on your feet a lot this week. Here are a few shoe options that won’t make you wish someone would carry you to the next fête. And don’t worry, I know looking chic is as much a part of Basel as the art itself, so I’ve made sure these picks are as cool as they are comfy.
Think you have to ditch the booties for Basel? Not at all. Simply stick those sky-high numbers in the back of your closet and invest in a thick heel to keep things grounded. These Leather Mid-Calf Boot with Lucite heel and violet detail from Maison Martin Margiela are as fabulous as they are functional. Prepare to walk many miles in these boots.
Ditch the highest heels and opt for something low as you go through Basel. These Nubuck Low-Heel Knee Boots, also from Maison Martin Margiela, will keep you warm during this cold spell and won’t have you regretting your shoe selection thanks to the low, stacked heel.
Funk it Up
Booties are a great go-to for comfort and these Jimmynetta Fringe Ankle options from Christian Louboutin are a great way to work the fringe trend into your look. Basel is, after all, about going big and bold.
Still set on wearing heels? The block is still your best option for comfort. Prada’s Bicolor Block Heels are super cute and structured to get you from Art Miami to Design Miami/ to Basel and back all over again.