(UPDATE 8/29/2012 : I’m still wearing these shoes, and I STILL like them a lot. I even mention them in this New York Times article: Best Shoes for Travel? Ask a Flight Attendant)
Oh sure they might look a little like Pilgrim shoes. And yeah, that big silver buckle might not be regulation. But these Kelly & Katie black flats are by far THE MOST comfortable in-flight shoes I’ve ever worn, and I tested them working four back to back New York – Miami turns, followed by a two-day New York – Los Angeles trip. I love em! So much so I could have cared less if a pilot called them birth control shoes. (More like jerk control shoes) Right now they’re only $29.95 at DSW.