There are few things more sought after than a seal of approval from Oprah Winfrey.
The talk-show queen and all-around mogul unveiled her exclusive Oprah’s Favorite Things 2016 list this week, and the 104-item catalog includes several familiar footwear names.
Here, FN recaps the five must-have shoe brands and their key styles that made the elite list along with Winfrey’s comments.
Vionic’s Relax Slippers, $60
“Talk about cute and comfy. A flexible midsole, an orthotic footbed and plush terry cloth fabric. My feet have never been happier.” — Winfrey
Sorel’s Major Moto Women’s Boot, $180
“Love, love, love! I’m in a plaid phase right now, so the tricked-out lining is the cherry on top of these revved-up moto boots.” — Winfrey
Tretorn’s Women’s Harriet Boot, $165
“On the rare occasion when I’m in Telluride, Colorado, and I’m not skiing, these over-the-knee nylon boots are a must. They’re designed with a high performance sock and a waterproof rubber sole, so I get maximum style with minimum slippage.” — Winfrey
Michael Kors Nikko Sneakers, $195
“I posed, I walked, I jumped, and I danced in the red high-tips at our cover shoot. And at the end of the day, I didn’t want to take them off. Shiny leather, hidden wedges — sold!” — Winfrey
APL Tech Loom Phantom Sneakers, $165 to $185
“After wearing these running shoes to hike through the Grand Canyon, I can confidently say they go the extra mile. They have four-way stretch uppers, motion-flex outsoles, cushiony midsoles, and a supportive 3-D grid pattern in neutrals and pretty pastels.” — Winfrey