Flight attendant shoes – Aerosoles

According to my mother, it was time to replace my favorite pair of navy blue Me, Too flight attendant shoes. She made it very clear the last time I saw her in New York when she said, “You’re not going to walk through the terminal in those, are you?” staring at my feet.

“Why?” I said, quickly kicking them off and running to the closet for my back up pair, a boring pair of black Nine West heels that look more like loafers than heels. I don’t know what I’d been thinking when I bought those, but I purchased them in the dead of winter, so they must have looked…warm? Or something. I don’t know, but my Kew Gardens car had already called to tell me they were waiting outside to take me to the airport, so there was no time to spare, no time to figure out something else to wear.

“Must you really ask why?” my mother said, picking my shoes up off the floor and making an ugly face. “They’re all scuffed up!”

Okay, so my shoes were bad, but they weren’t that bad, not make an ugly face bad!
As soon as I got back to LA I jumped into my car and drove to DSW. I spent hours trying on shoes. Normally I go for something cute and feminine with a little strap and buckle and a low heel, but I must have been feeling a little dull or something because I picked out a conservative pair of super comfy Aerosoles in black. I wouldn’t say I love this particular pair of shoes, but they don’t look bad with the uniform and they do feel amazing while vacuuming the floor and doing dishes, which is what I did this morning while testing them out. I’m working from New York to Los Angeles in business class on Thursday, which is the perfect trip to test them out for real, so check back in a few days and I’ll let you know how it went.


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Yeah, that's me, the one standing in the aisle wearing flammable polyester...

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  1. Those shoes are awesome. Really! OK, mostly I’m impressed that you actually wear heels. I rarely do and then so only when I know I can stay seated for the majority of the time. Have fun in New York!

  2. I like those. Probably the first shoes posted by a US crew member that y airline would approve of. (I’ve mentioned before they are much stricter here with what we can wear)

    No stilettos, minimum heel size at base of an AUD$2 coin, black, no straps, no buckles, no trims etc etc etc.

    Would be fun to wear cute shoes once in awhile, I love ankle straps as they make shoes feel more comfortable, but alas those are also a big no-no! 😦

  3. MARGO – well if you like them they’ve got to look great. You’ve got style! (And I want it.)

    GIRLONTOUR – Thanks! Hopefully I’ll be able to walk in them from gate to gate. Not sure if I’m going to wear them while working, yet, because that’s how my other ones got so scuffed. Perhaps I’ll wear the scuffed ones while working.

    TRAYTABLE – We, too, have strict shoe rules, but most of us don’t follow them. There was a time when we’d get checked, but after 9/11 those days came to an end. But I think grooming checks are about to start back up, again. Like you, we can’t wear buckles or straps, either, and the heel height has to be atleast an inch (through the terminal) Although the company just approved Dansko clogs.

  4. They are nice shoes,I was surprised that you wear your heels during the flight…you’re tougher than me: ) I wear the Danskos as my inflights. I love them, but I still try to look cute in the terminal with the heels;-)

  5. I wear really low heels during the flight. What’s important to me is a rounded toe, or really soft leather. While I haven’t switched shoes in a long time, I do plan to change into my old scuffed up shoes in flight. The new ones might be a little too high.

    • Do you sell you old worn out shoes on eBay? If not, you should.
      Sometimes you may get more than you paid for the shoes when
      they were new, believe it or not!!

  6. I wear really low heels during the flight. What’s important to me is a rounded toe, or really soft leather. While I haven’t switched shoes in a long time, I do plan to change into my old scuffed up shoes in flight. The new ones might be a little too high.

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