Now that sandal season is coming to an end for many of us BA50’s who live in seasonal climates, our thoughts turn to flats and sneakers for the fall season ahead. As we transition to the colder weather but are not quite ready to bring out our boots, loafers, mules and sneakers are the footwear of choice. There are so many great options whether you prefer a barely-there heel, a chunky sole, or a platform which offers a comfortable boost in height.

Sneakers, including many retro styles, have taken center stage in footwear in 2021 and can be worn with nearly all of our outfits, from sweatpants to casual skirts and dresses. This trend is fabulous for us BA50’s who may have back, feet or other health issues and are looking for comfortable but stylish footwear. I have been adding to my casual sneaker collection as of late and find myself reaching for them more and more often. I like to tuck the laces under the tongue for a casual, hip vibe. Read on for my curated selection of flats and sneakers that not only look polished but also feel good on your feet!


A square toe enhances the contemporary appeal of a streamlined flat that elevates your everyday look. From Who What Wear at Nordstrom. In several colors.

Poppy Flat $99

Sleek and low, this ’70s-throwback sneaker from Nike sports an upper of quilted fabric framed in soft suede with spongy foam spilling from the raw-edge tongue.

Waffle Trainer 2 Sneaker $90

A blunted toe brings contemporary appeal to a versatile mule grounded by a low heel. From Who What Wear at Nordstrom. In 3 colors, with faux fur on this beige style.

Ella Mule $99

Made with recycled and organic materials, this Veja runner-inspired sneaker offers sustainability and suave style thanks to a metallic logo accent. Selling fast.

Esplar Logo Sneaker $120


Elastic gore insets create a snug fit in this pointy-toe mule from Jenni Kayne lined wth supple leather. An influencer favorite. 40% off right now at Nordstrom. Other colors at full price.

Jenni Kayne Mule $237

A lugged platform sole updates a sophisticated loafer from Franco Sarto with statement-making height and sporty-chic style.

Balin 2 Loafer $89

Perforations coyly brand the side of this Italian sneaker from hot brand P448 styled with contrasting animal motifs and soft, breathable French terry lining. 40% off right now at Nordstrom.

Thea Platform Sneaker $178.80

A lugged rubber platform and heel bring utilitarian traction and style to a sophisticated desk-to-dinner loafer from Caslon finished with a cushy footbed for comfort. 40% off right now at Nordstrom.

Millany Loafer $53.98

A minimalist sneaker with clean raw-cut edges adds some lift to your look thanks to its classic textured platform. From Who What Wear at Nordstrom.

Daria Platform Sneaker $139

Toothy serrated trim details the tongue on this moc-toe penny loafer from AGL grounded by a textured rubber sole and a cushioned footbed. 60% off right now at Nordstrom and selling fast. Also in black.

Sirena Penny Loafer $152

The classic low-top sneaker is revamped with a platform rubber sole to add a bit of height to your everyday uniform. Over half off right now at Nordstrom. From Caslon.

Vick Platform Sneaker $33.97

A pared-down flat loafer from Vionic makes for easy everyday wear with a cushioned footbed and signature Orthaheel® technology to help support the foot’s natural alignment.

Willa Loafer $129.95

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