Comfy heels aren’t always easy to find. But let’s, face it, our lives are far too busy to worry about silly matters like our feet hurting because we’ve squeezed them into uncomfortable shoes. Let’s not waste another breath on putting ourselves through this misery. Let us vow to only wear things that actually make us feel good and let me tell you, this is not those pumps make you shed a little tear with every step. Enough! We deserve shoes that make us feel infinitely elegant but also like we’re walking on fluffy clouds. We deserve height without the fight (should we start a march?). We deserve heels that are so comfortable we would have almost forgotten what our favourite sneakers feel like. So here I am, selecting a few high heels that to me seem less like torture tools and more like a treat.
If you ever feel like you need to be transported to Barcelona (tapas, beach, siestas and fiestas included) then putting on a pair of espadrilles is a great start. This shoe has been around since the 13th century and has always been crafted with comfort in mind. The flats have turned into heels as well, but the same summery ease is kept intact. I have a pair of classic Castaner Espadrilles, can wear them all day in summer and love how they give off a relaxed Mediterranean feel but can still be worn for dressier evenings.
In my opinion, everyone should invest in at least one ultra-comfortable pair of simple pumps. You'll wear them with everything from satin midi skirts to jeans and I'd advise going for a mid-heel that is a bit chunky, or as we also like to call it a block heel. But we're not all the same and if you're totally comfortable with stilettos than do your thing, or if a mid-heel seems too high there's nothing wrong with going a little lower. Make sure you're slipping your feet in luxury leather for all-day wear, and go for a neutral colour like black or brown so you'll be loaded with styling options.
Mule's have been a real hit amongst the fashion crowd for about a year now, and it looks like they're not going anywhere. So if you don't have a pair yet, maybe its time to get these comfy high heels. You might be thinking; "A shoe that's missing a back; comfortable? Yeh sure." but they have been worn since the ancient Rome and proven to offer plenty of stylish support. Again, I'd go for a chunkier heel or a kitten-heel/mule crossover for a retro feminine heel.
If you're looking for something ultra-elegant but don't really feel like committing to walking in heels all day, then I have just the solution for you: Kitten Heels. These stylish gems are super feminine and like the slingback heels, work great contrasted with jeans or tailored trousers. You'll be strutting around like a modern Audrey Hepburn.
Slingback heels are similar to Mule's but just with that little bit of extra support with an adjustable strap that closes at the heel for a little bit of extra support. Slingback heels are a bit dressier than Mule's, which are more fashion-forward. But since they are quite sophisticated, they are even more fun to mix and match with your casual wardrobe to create a stylish clash and if you're heading to a fancy event you can just keep on these shoes again.