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.
Benefits of Leather Shoes
One of the easiest fashion trends to get behind right now is conscious shopping. To some that means being more aware of your shopping habits, thinking about sustainability, or just simply prioritizing quality over quantity. We’re done with overshopping, overspending, and undervaluing.
Small Business Saturday: Thank you!
In honor of Small Business Saturday, we want to give thanks to all our wonderful customers who made the decision to shop small. When you buy a pair of shoes at Hansen’s, you're a person with a name not just another number and data point at the big box stores. Shopping small businesses helps provide jobs, support the local economy, and give back to your community. As a family-owned business that’s been around for over forty years, we want to share our story!
Brand Highlight: On
If you’re looking for a great pair of shoes to add to your collection, we might be able to help. You've probably seen the iconic ON Cloud 5 out and about. From the waitress at your favorite brunch spot to the hot moms on their early morning walks, everyone agrees that these shoes are comfortable, good for you, and good for the planet. They're only getting more popular, which means ON is definitely a brand to watch.
How Do You Know Your UGGs Fit?
UGGs have been around for years, but thanks to social media and celebrity sightings, they’re currently taking the world by storm. Whether you’re new to the cozy footwear and loungewear or a longtime, loyal wearer, there might still be some things you don’t know about UGGs.
If you’re looking to get your first pair, you might be worried about sizing. If you’re ordering them online, remember that Classic UGGs run a bit big – if you wear a half size, size down. If you wear a full size, stick with that – you can always try a smaller size if you need to. The Fashion styles and Rain boots are true to size so go with your regular size.