Over the past 12 years of styling people, the issue I think I’ve dealt with the most with my clients is comfortable heels. Most women think that they have to choose between looking cute or wearing comfortable shoes and sometimes they give up looking cute. This is not the case. You really can wear comfortable heels that are also gorgeous. Given I’m only 5’4″ I don’t own a pair of flats. I feel frumpy in them and don’t like the experience of everyone towering over me. I am a profound lover of heels but even I have my limitations. I’m on my feet all day every day between shopping and styling clients to chasing a 2 1/2 year old around, so for me, comfortable heels are a must! Here are a few tips I swear by to keep you looking amazing while your feet are blissful.
Idea #1: Wear a platform. Platform’s give you more height and stability creating a nurturing environment for your feet. I love this one with a more casual cork bottom.
Idea #2: Choose a chunky heel. I love this tri-colored Via Spiga. When you wear a thicker heel, you get more stability on your heels which will relieve a little pressure from the ball of your foot.
Idea #3: Lower your heel height. We all know a stiletto is gorgeous and sexy but over 3 inches and I can’t wear them longer than a couple of hours. My advice is to give up your 4-5 inch skinny heels for a sensible 2-3 inch more comfortable heel.
Idea #4: Look for a comfortable brand such as Aquatalia, Via Spiga, Cole Haan, etc. I adore this beauty from Aquatalia called the Kiki. I love the heel height, sleek lines, chunky heel and comfort factor.
You really can look gorgeous in heels without the pain!