You do not need a retirement fund, senior citizen discount, or AARP membership to access the next hottest trend. Geriatric footwear is an oldie but goodie that Austinites are clamoring for. Skimpy stilettos and dainty ballet flats are a thing of the past, comfortable and clunky are where it’s at.
Unsure of where to find your pair of clunkers? Check out Easy Spirit for a pair of little tennis shoes or Naturalizer or Clark’s for a sturdy pair of Mary Jane’s. For a more economically friendly approach, simply raid a grandparents’ closet!
Careful not to get too carried away with the trend. Balance youth and age by pairing Mary Jane’s with sheer tight and a skirt or shorts above the knee. Light, leather Easy Spirit tennis shoes pair well with jeans and a simple t-shirt and let you move through the supermarket with ease.
For you next shopping trip, just remember: out with the new and in with the old!