When no one can see below your waist on the office conference call, what should you wear on your feet? Slippers for comfort, or motivating flats?
We may have only been confined to our houses for 24 hours, but most of us have already been self-isolating for a little while longer. And in the days working from home, it has become apparent that even if we manage to get dressed (some only from the waist up for a work conference call) office appropriate shoes have become an optional extra.
High heels are a definite no when working from home, and as no outside elements need to be battled, chunky boots are also not required. So, it seems the flat has yet again come into its own. Slowly becoming a firm friend for every moment of life, the comfy and practical (not always a complement to shoes, but this time it is) flat is the only sensible option to select.
But whether to go for slippers or loafers, trainers or slides, ballet flat or mule, is up to you. True comfort can be found in the sheepskin lining of a slipper but putting a (real) shoe on might help productivity. Decisions, decisions.
Here’s our pick of the best shoes to wear when working from home.
Russell & Bromley
A great investment, not just for working from home, but also post coronavirus life, these investment flats are a go-with-everything classic.
Shop Russell & Bromley Charming quilted ballet flat, £185
This spring, Russell and Bromley present an assortment of rich keen casuals, ideal for the more loosened up radiant dashing days.
Comparing the penny loafer style with adaptable elastic soles is the Softwear slip-on in a decision of unbiased or perky red softened cowhide to step out and say something. The shoe is decorated with a striped grosgrain trim along the edges. Cost £215.
Radiant Goodwood is synonymous with cloth suits so why not proceed with the material to incorporate footwear? Russell and Bromley’s Keeble, the great decoration school loafer, arrives in a contemporary woven cloth texture complemented with differentiating chocolate dark colored cowhide.
The Keeble is additionally accessible in cross section tan cowhide. Both evaluated at £225.
Remain cool in their common raffia Palma slip-on – another extraordinary shoe to wear with a lightweight material suit. Cost £265.
Light up the darker spring suits with the Keeble in high contrast Prince of Wales check texture with a glimmer of blue and cut with intense blue cowhide.
For a progressively cleaned style look, go lofty in the exquisite Baron slip-on with its smaller outline and darker woven cowhide. Cost £345.