The Real Housewives Of New York City’s Kristen Taekman Talks Shoes

Kristen Taekman may seem to have it all as one of the cast members of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New York City.” However, she lives a rather typical city lifestyle when it comes to finding room for her shoe wardrobe in her TriBeCa apartment.

According to Taekman, who shares the space with her husband, Josh, and two young children, Cash and Kingsley, storage is a consideration when footwear shopping. “I have about 40 pairs,” she said.  “I have a small closet where shoes are stacked in boxes on top shelves.”

Although she is typically in heels, Taekman admitted, “My feet wish I was in flats.” Her preferred brands include Manolo Blahnik, whose stilettos she said are by far the most comfortable. “I’m also loving Stuart Weitzman and Sigerson Morrison. They’re my go-to shoes and also super-comfortable.”

Living with three guys, Taekman also keeps a close eye on men’s footwear — particularly what her husband wears. “He’s a sneaker guy,” she said. “He has more shoes than I do — and more Nikes than you could imagine. He has 50 pairs of the Blazer mid.” According to Taekman, “He never wears a dress shoe, even wearing sneakers to a meeting.”

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