It’s probably one of the most pressing questions in the fashion universe: are killer shoes really worth the hurt? Nothing makes you feel as instantly sexy, skinny and tall as a pair of great heels. But just as quickly, there’s back ache, blisters and sore feet. What can a girl do? Find heels that have the height without the hurt, is what.
We’ve scoured the Web for some of the most feet-friendly hot-heeled footwear out there:
These Marc by Marc Jacobs Chunky leather platforml ($156, down from $310) are sturdier because of the the thick wooden heel, which is also right in step with the clog craze.
These Lucky Brand Abeo wedges ($99, down from $119) have a great, sculpted heel and get rave reviews online for wearability. The sale price doesn’t hurt either.
These Cordani Women’s Tabor Slingback sandal ($241.50, down from $345) and while they also come in black, we think the neutral color is spot-on for both now and later.
How cool are these Seychelles Come Dancing pumps ($92)? The detailing has a vintage feel, and the name tells all – you will want to dance in them.
These sleek Banana Repubublic Union high heel pumps ($120) have a 1-inch platform, which is sneakily hiding memory-foam insoles and extra padding at the balls of your feet.
Peep-toe booties will be huge this fall, and luckily, they are much more comfortable then stilettos or pointy-toe shoes of the past. These BCBGeneration Paisley Peep Toe bootie ($118) is a great pair.
For more great shoe finds check out our picks for the best classic booties. Or to step things down a little (without lowering the heat), skim our guide to kitten-heeled shoes. And to score even more discounts, don’t forget to check our weekly guide to online sample sales.