I’m Ashley, a fourth-year special education teacher and author of The Teacher Dress Code. It’s a teacher life and style blog that shares outfit and style ideas when living on a teacher’s salary while talking about what truly matters: personal growth, inclusion for all students, and our rollercoaster of a journey as teachers.
WHY IS COMFORTABLE YET STYLISH FOOTWEAR NEEDED FOR WORK?
As teachers, we are on our feet almost the entire day. Being able to find footwear that allows you to play impromptu tag at recess and then attend a district development course after school can be challenging. When a pair of shoes can be worn both professionally and for fun that’s how you know you’ve found the perfect shoes!
WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR IN A SHOE FOR TEACHING?
The most important factor is comfort. Most teachers I know don’t sit down for more than 45 minutes a day, which is a generous estimate. Wearing comfortable shoes is an absolute must for supporting a teacher’s stamina and positive mindset. The last thing I want to worry about is foot discomfort when I’m trying to teach 3 different reading groups at once and manage behavior all while remaining engaging and positive.
HOW WOULD YOU STYLE THIS SNEAKER FROM SCHOOL DAYS TO THE WEEKEND?
The Codie sneaker looks AMAZING with any pair of leggings which happens to be my weekend uniform. I love the athleisure trend! Pairing these sneakers with a fun fall legging and oversized sweatshirt makes for the ideal outfit to run errands in, make lesson plans, or binge watch Netflix on the couch. These sneakers are truly something you can wear for any occasion.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT THIS SHOE?
Besides the incredible comfort, I absolutely love how versatile the Codie sneaker is. Codie is classy, stylish, comfortable, and can be dressed up or dressed down. The sleek style makes for the perfect pairing with a t-shirt dress and jean jacket or jeans. It’s so hard to find a shoe that you feel confident in throughout the entire school day. I love that I am able to wear these shoes out at recess playing a game of basketball with my students and then head straight to a parent meeting after school.
How to wear it
Check out how Ashley styles the Codie with her favorite wardrobe staples.