Coachella 2023 Guide to Shoes
Coachella is right around the corner and we are just as excited for the outfits as we are for the music! Fashion is an important part of the iconic Coachella experience but comfort is also essential. With all the walking and standing involved in attending a music festival, it's crucial to have comfortable footwear.
But we believe that you should never sacrifice fashion for comfort. There are plenty of shoe options that are be both stylish and practical for a grueling festival like Coachella. We've curated a list of our favorite comfortable and fashionable shoes that are perfect for Coachella. All you need to do is pick a pair and give them a test run before hitting the festival.
Teva Original Universal
Teva sandals are a classic choice for music festivals, and the Original Universal style is a particularly popular option. These sandals feature adjustable straps for a customized fit, as well as a cushioned footbed for added comfort. The rubber outsole provides excellent traction, which is important when navigating the crowds at Coachella. Pick from a variety of different prints to go with any outfit.
If you're looking for a more supportive sandal, the Dansko Reece is a great option. Dansko is known for the clogs that provide support and stability for all day wear and their sandals are just as comfortable. This stylish sandal features a leather upper and slimming design that will make any foot look good. The adjustable back strap and ample arch support will ensure your feet feel just as good as they look! The Reece comes in a variety of colors, so you can choose one that matches your festival outfit.
Birkenstock Arizona Big Buckle
The Birkenstock Arizona style is a classic choice but the big buckle details elevate this long time favorite. These sandals feature a contoured cork footbed that molds to your foot over time, providing excellent arch support. The two adjustable straps allow for a customized fit, while the EVA sole is lightweight and flexible. Beware with the cork footbed, though; we don't recommend wearing new Birkenstocks to Coachella as they take time to mold to your foot. If they haven't been broken in properly, they can be stiff and cause pain for all day wear.
If you need more height for your Coachella footwear, the Aetrex Sydney is the perfect wedge for you. This espadrille style wedge features a memory foam footbed with the built in Aetrex Orthotic system. With these adorable wedges, you won't have to sacrifice comfort or stability for height and fashion. They're almost too good to be true!
Hoka Bondi 8
If you want maximum cushioning for your feet, the Hoka Bondi 8 is the pick for you. This chunky sneaker features a thick midsole that provides excellent shock absorption, as well as a breathable mesh upper. The rubber outsole offers excellent traction, while the padded tongue and collar provide extra comfort. By the end of the day, you'll be the envy of all your friends- and looking great while you're at it.
This list wouldn't be complete without the hottest shoe of 2023 so far. If you've been lucky enough to get your hands on a pair of UGG Tasman, they are a cozy and casual option for Coachella. Lightweight, durable, and easy to slip on; these sheepskin lined slippers are effortlessly stylish.
Choosing which shoes to wear to Coachella may be the most important decision you make all weekend. Don't let uncomfortable shoes ruin your weekend and cause lasting pain after! Instead, pick a style that prioritizes comfort while still matching your aesthetic perfectly.
Step into Stability: A Closer Look at the Hoka Gaviota 5Meet the Hoka Gaviota 5, the latest addition to the acclaimed Gaviota series, designed to offer runners unmatched stability and support. With its J-Frame™ technology, this shoe provides dynamic support to prevent overpronation and ensure a smooth stride. Despite its maximalist cushioning, the Gaviota 5 remains lightweight, thanks to the CMEVA midsole that offers excellent shock absorption and energy return.
Yes! You Can Still Wear High HeelsHigh heels have been a fashion staple for decades and they're here to stay. However, it's important to keep in mind that wearing high heels can have a negative impact on foot health and comfort.
Brand Highlight: AetrexFor over 70 years, Aetrex has been a trusted brand in the world of comfortable and stylish footwear. Since its founding in 1946, the company has been dedicated to improving foot health through innovative technology and high-quality materials. From its early days as a small family business, Aetrex has grown to become a leading provider of footwear and orthotics.