Comfort Picks from Expectant Moms

With pregnancy comes new footwear choices — fewer high heels and more flats.

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Lillith Bear

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Though a pair of 4-inch heels may once have been the go-to look, for many moms-to-be, flats often become the new wardrobe staple. And other features take precedence as well, such as shoes with easy on-and-off access. Here, Footwear News polled pregnant consumers about their buying habits during the nine-month wait.

1. Lillith Bear, 30, actor

Salt Lake City

Pre-pregnancy favorites: “Tall boots, dressy or casual, like Uggs. In the summer, I wear flip-flops.”

Best styles while pregnant: “I’ve never been a heel person, but I’ve sworn them off while pregnant. I also needed more support than flip-flops provided and invested in a pair of Chaco sandals. They have great support and are lightweight and easy to get on and off. I can still wear my Uggs, but being so warm during pregnancy, I don’t wear them all day. I’ve added Rocket Dog tennis shoes. The support is good, and they close with Velcro, making them easy to put on. [I also bought] Danskin slippers.”

Keepers: “Chacos. They’re better for your feet than flip-flops, but way more expensive. I’ll buy whatever tennis shoes look cute, though Velcro is nice and speedy if you’re running around after kids.”

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