It’s safe to say fall has officially descended, ushering in cooler temps and pumpkin spice everything. When it comes to this season, I can never get enough. Bring on the cozy cardigans, the changing leaves reminiscent of When Harry Met Sally scenes, and the reemergence of boots.

How is your autumn so far? My life these days has been a cycle of write-run-repeat. I’ve been working on various books and a newsletter, and I’m training for the New York City marathon, which means I’ve been VERY particular about footwear. A blister could derail everything, so only the most comfortable shoes will do.

When I heard about Nisolo’s new everyday ankle booties, I was equal parts excited and skeptical. I had no doubts about their cuteness and versatility — those are plain to see — but could new leather shoes be comfortable from day one?

From the moment I put them on, I felt like I’d been wearing them for months. The insoles are made with memory foam, akin to walking on little clouds that gently mold to your feet. It’s the best of both worlds — the look of boots on the outside and the comfort of sneakers on the inside.

And I love how you can just pull them on, making them as easy to slip into as sandals or flats. Plus, they come in five colors. (I love the black ones so much I’ve been considering getting the grey.)

Nisolo is known for creating the go-to styles we’ve lived in for years, like oxfords, clogs and these wear-with-anything mules.

They also make beautiful bags, like this handwoven tote, which comes in two colors and is the perfect size for a laptop and everyday essentials. (If you’re like me and carry a book everywhere, that will easily fit, too.)

Last but not least, they’re a company who cares. As a top-rated Certified B Corporation, Nisolo is committed to its social and environmental impact. Every purchase provides a living wage to producers across the supply chain and helps protect trees from deforestation in the Amazon basin. They’re also a Climate Neutral Certified Brand — measuring, reducing, and offsetting their carbon emissions by 100%.

Bonus for all readers: Today, Nisolo is offering Cup of Jo readers 20% off (excludes cleaning kits, masks, Ethical Marketplace) with code CUPOFJO20. Good through October 21st.

What are you most looking forward to this fall?

(Photos by Christine Han for Cup of Jo. This post is sponsored by Nisolo, a company we’ve worn and loved for years. Thank you for supporting the brands that help keep Cup of Jo running.)



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