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I’m very excited to share two new footwear brands with you this morning! Rialto and Seven Dials are both derivatives of the White Mountain brand, a comfort shoe company based in my home state of New Hampshire. I typically shy away from comfort-first brands because they have a reputation for putting style on the back burner. Rialto and Seven Dials are working hard to fix that misconception by designing shoe lines that are both wearable and chic. These are three of my favorite styles by the best-of-both-worlds line. IMG_7669

These beauties, similar in style to the Valentino Rockstud line, come in three different colors with tan straps and a comfortable 3″ heel. They transition easily from day to night and I’ve been wearing them nonstop to bring some much needed spring color to my ensembles. The Mariella’s are from the Rialto line and they run a little on the small side. I typically wear a 5/5.5 and the 6’s fit quite comfortably. IMG_7668Love the look? Rialto and I are giving away a pair of the Mariella Patent Heels in red. Enter the giveaway here! The giveaway will be open for one week and the winner will be announced and contacted on social media and the blog. IMG_7673

These single-sole heels by Seven Dials are a going out dream. I couldn’t believe such sexy shoes came out of a state known for Birkenstocks and clogs. These are 3.5″ heels, a little higher than the Mariella’s but still very walkable. They’re well padded for extra comfort and surprisingly stable despite the thin straps. IMG_7672

I styled these with a printed pant that could be worn in the office or for a night out. This pair was more true to size, the 6 was a little big on me so it’s most likely a true 6. Both sites handily offer a foot measuring guide to help you find the right size. This is an underused and undervalued tool, especially in a marketplace where standard sizing doesn’t truly exist. IMG_7671

Typically I’m not into clog-style shoes but the Maribel’s have a real high fashion vibe. The 3″ block heel is very walkable even in the city and subtle treads on the bottom ensure that you won’t take a tumble running for the bus. These are Rialto so the 6 fit my typically 5/5.5 foot well. I would recommend going a half size up. IMG_7670I styled these with leather leggings to amplify the edgy vibe the laser cut leather gives off. They would also work well in place of booties with a dress or skirt.

The Rialto and Seven Dials shoes are impeccably made. I wore all three pairs for day-long jaunts in the city and didn’t even have to break them in. No blisters, no pinching, no pain whatsoever. I’ve never experienced that in a shoe before, even when I buy designer shoes. These are some of the first pairs I’ve ever bought that are comfortable all day long without jimmy-rigging them with bandaids and padding. I can’t recommend these brands enough for ladies who are looking to be stylish and comfortable all day long.

Photos are mine.

Full Disclosure: I was given three pairs of shoes from Rialto and Seven Dials, however, all opinions are my own.

 

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