Heel Height Options Let You Choose Comfort And Style, So Why Not Start With These Cool Designs?
Good news for shoe overs — designers hear your pleas for comfort and style. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, shoe designers are now making styles in varying levels of heel height, so you can pick your poison and be comfortable at the same time.
High-end brands like Dolce & Gabanna and Roger Vivier are offering their chic designs in different versions, from towering stilettos to simple flats, giving the wearer a bigger selection in the same style and allowing comfort to be a true factor when it comes to selecting footwear. Innovative designer Tanya Heath has even created a shoe that comes with adjustable heels! That's right, one shoe, with heels that can switched out to heights varying from 4 cm to 9 cm. If this isn't genius technology, I don't know what is.
Though many love a good heel now and then (including myself, who loves to rock a stiletto as a tall female), it's nice to know that there are shoes out there I can actually walk in for more than ten minutes without my toes going numb, or feeling like my ankles will snap any second. And with the Cannes red carpet heel requirement still fresh in our minds, let's take a moment to appreciate some of the more comfortable, yet just as stylish, low-heel shoes available.
1. Strappy Sandal with Geometric Heel
These strappy sandals provide an edgy look with a unique heel, with a shape that gives far more support than the typical stiletto.
Vince Camuto 'Evel' Leather Sandal, $117.95, nordstrom.com
2. Adorable T-Strap Vintage Throwbacks
Channel your inner 1960s working woman (Peggy Olsen, anyone?) with these fun, round-toed heels. The T-strap gives your ankles added support, and makes these shoes even bearable for a night of dancing.
Gavotte to Trot Heel in Azure, $129.99, modcloth.com
3. Simple, Strappy Kitten Heels
For a more modern look that still has added comfort, try a minimalist strappy sandal with a kitten heel — all the trend, much less pain.
Report Signature Zailey Nude Kitten Heels, $79, lulus.com
4. Mule Sandal with Block Heel
Mules are just one of the many '90s trends to resurface this year, but let's be thankful. With a low block heel and simple straps, these easy, comfortable shoes have us praising the style gods.
ASOS HOBBY Mules, $49, asos.com
5. Platforms with a Summer Print
Nothing says summer quite like a crazy sandal (and an even crazier print), and these platforms are no exception. With a low heel and thick platform, these shoes give you some height while also giving your feet a break.
Patterned Platform Sandals, $34.95, hm.com
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