This Is What Commuters Really Need (It's Not Comfy Shoes!)

June 1, 2016 by Justine Schwartz
shefinds | Style

I’m a commuter. There I said it–my dirty little secret. Why is it a secret? Because commuting is just not cool. It has zero cache. Think about when you hear the words “commuter shoes”–you immediately think of some middle aged women wearing stockings with dirty tennis sneakers.

But since I’m not a regular commuter, I’m a *cool* commuter, I am constantly trying to find ways to make traveling 60 miles to work a cute look. Comfortable shoes are a must–yes–but so is a great bag. And I just found the best one!

I was listening to the radio (yes, I live in the ‘burbs people!) and Bethany Watson of Elvis Duran just put this Alles Bag in her trending report. It has a detachable bottom part for holding shoes:

This is genius. I hate feeling like bag lady when I commute, and this totally simplifies/solves that.

Alles Bags – Bianca in Midnight Black ($169)

You don’t have to carry a separate tote bag for your shoes–you just zip them in to the bottom of the cool leather backpack. The bag itself is convertible from a backpack to a handbag, too–love it!

So tell me fellow commuters–will you be getting one?


Editorial Director

Justine Schwartz is a veteran women's lifestyle editor; she's written extensively about style & beauty tips, health advice and wedding planning for more than a decade. Her work has appeared in New York Magazine, Huffington Post and New York Weddings. Justine has been with SheFinds since 2010; you can reach her via email at [email protected]

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