The Five Types of Shoes Every Woman Needs


For most women, it’s easy to become a little intimidated by the constant advertising we see on buses, in magazines, on posters, on the TV and social media. Before you know it, you’re spending all of your money on clothes and shoes and you quickly realise that you don’t actually wear half of what you own.

Here are the five types of shoes every woman needs (especially those trying for more of a minimalist wardrobe).


High Heels

Whether you enjoy wearing them or not, you probably do enjoy how they make you legs look long and toned and “pop” your butt out. The trick is to avoid buying multiple pairs of cheap heels and instead invest in one or two pairs that you can wear with anything and that will last for years.

A pair of black heels is a staple, and the height will depend on your comfort level and how well you can walk in them. Another good choice is a simple nude colour so between the two you should have a pair that will go with most of your outfits and be suitable for weddings, job interviews, funerals, dinner out, and any other event where heels are expected.


Every woman should own a good pair of comfortable boots. If you live somewhere where you get a lot of rain or snow you’ll want to make sure these are waterproof, while those who have better weather may choose a simple pair of Uggs. There are so many different lengths and colours available that it can be tough to choose which ones are best. Typically, you want to have higher heels and longer boots for nights out, while shorter heels and boots work well with most daytime outfits.



Ladies sandals are the best shoes to take with you on holiday, since you can choose between so many styles and colours and they work well both during the day and at night. A nice pair of sandals can look great if you don’t feel like wearing heels, and these are the types of shoes that usually won’t break the bank so you can buy a couple of different pairs and ensure all of your outfit choices are covered.


For those who want to wear high heels without all the pain, wedges are the answer. They’re far more supportive and comfortable than most high heels, and can give you height without losing most of their comfort. Wedges are perfect with your summer outfits (think jeans and a cute top or a maxi dress), and are a great option if you’re taking a cruise or sightseeing and still want to look cute.

Break them in before you wear them and you’ll be able to wear them for hours without needing a break.


Flip flops

Flip flops have come a long way, and now come in a variety of different colours and styles. Whether you’re just hanging out around the house, running errands, or taking the kids to the park, flip flops are an easy, comfortable shoe choice for summer and are also great for camping trips (to use in the showers) and on holiday.