We've all suffered through the excruciating pain of ill-fitting shoes — blisters, cuts, jammed toes — you name it. Fashion models, however, tend to have it worse. After seeing some of the fancy footwear these ladies stomp in down the runway, we understand why most models would prefer flats over sky-high stilettos when they're off-duty. (Yes, they're just like us.)
Model-of-the-moment Hanne Gaby Odiele decided to take things one step further. She teamed up with Matt Bernson to design her own line of model-approved shoes, a limited-edition collection of eight sandals and skimmers guaranteed take the load off those beat-up feet. As the model says of the recent collection launch, the collaboration "gave me a creative outlet and shows a different side of who I am." The full line of comfy-chic flats is now available exclusively at Matt Bernson.
Click through for a peek at the official lookbook, shot by famed street-style photog Tommy Ton. It features Odiele and fellow runway friends Tilda Lindstam, Xiao Wen Ju, and Charlotte Free traipsing through the streets of NYC with absolute ease and comfort. Is this what it means to put your best foot forward? Yep, we think so.