For Those Who Really Can’t Bear The Pain That High Heeled Shoes Inflict, Here Is A List Of 27 Most Comfortable High Heels That They Must Try Before Abandoning Them Forever
As Manolo Blahnik rightly puts its, “You Put High Heels On And You Change”. There are no second thoughts to the fact that besides chic clothing and glam makeup, high heels are one of the primary reasons for a woman’s soaring confidence.
But there are women out there who really cannot bear the pain inflicted by those pointed, tapering heel stilettos and often restrain themselves from adorning them.
And well, if you have reached a point wherein you are contemplating to abandon high heels altogether and embracing flat shoes like ballerinas, then we must let you know that it is certainly a bad idea as a wholly flat shoe does not provide the requisite cushioning to your foot.
The renowned podiatrists world over give tips on wearing high heels and often ask women to choose their shoes smartly rather than giving up on heels all together. Shoes like wedges and platforms are smarter and sensible options compared to those pointed heels as these have a greater surface area to distribute the body weight.
They also recommend that women should get their foot size measured from a podiatrist regularly as it changes, specifically when a woman has had children or gains or loses a significant amount of weight.
Most women often land up wearing a wrong sized shoe as they have been relying on the heel-to-toe measurement that they last got measured during their teens and thereafter never bothered to get it measured again.
Hence, keeping these tips in the backdrop, we have come up with a list of the most comfortable high heels that you must try and choose the one that renders shock absorption, cushioning and arch support.
1. Modified Mules
Stuart Weitzman Irises Loafer embellished with dazzling details including the cascading crystal fringes, a sculpted block heel and a foldover quarter. The modified mules are crafted from leather and incorporate a comfortable 1.25″ block heel.
Price – $498
The Barry Mules from Christian Louboutin are another set of slide in mules that are elegant and extremely comfortable as these incorporate block heel that measures just 1.38″ in height. These Mules offer enough room to your toes to breathe
2. Block Heel Sandals
Block heels have been taking over the fashion scene for quite a while now as they are incredibly comfortable and render great body support and stability.
These wide heeled shoes offer much more support as compared to flat shoes like ballerinas and distribute weight more evenly than your stilettos. Besides rendering comfort, this heel style can complement almost every outfit that you adorn.
The above are the Rockstud Sandals from Valentino that integrate block heel measuring 2.4″ in height and platinum-finish studs thus bringing both the elements of style and comfort.
Price – US$ 1,165.00
This one is a mid heel block sandal from the house of Manolo Blahnik. The sandals integrate a mid sized block heel that measures 2.16″ and an adjustable ankle strap. Besides being easy-going, these sandals embody the art references of the well-known American Sculptor Alexander Calder.
Price – $ 995.00
Another pair of charmers hailing from the house of Chanel, these red Lambskin mid block heel sandals would perfectly complement your summer daywear and add the much needed action to it.
Incorporating just 1.8″ heel, these pair of vibrant block heel sandals can go well with a variety of both casual and formal daywear including short dresses, half legged pant suits, skirts, knee length dresses, flared or ankle length pants.
Price – On Request
This one is another pair of elegant block heel sandals from the house of Aldo Shoes. Integrating a 2.5″ block heel along with a buckle strap right at the ankle, these pair of sandals are prefect for special occasions as well as off duty events.
The sandals also feature an open almond toe shape offering a lot of room for your toes and the ankle strap that keeps the foot in place.
Price – $75
These pair of slide wedges are marked by an exaggerated wide vamp strap along with intricately braided sole heel that render extreme comfort as well as look stylish. The wedges are crafted from calf leather with a rubber sole an incorporate 2.25″ heel.
Price – $435
Since the wedge heels offer more surface area to your foot, it takes some of the stress off of the ball of your foot. Moreover, the outer sole crafted from slip resistant materials like rubber or wood offer the much needed grip and the wide platform wedge extends the cushioning support to your foot.
The above are the Bima Wedge Espadrilles from Tory Burch that integrate a rubber sole, jute-covered platform and a wraparound ankle strap. Besides extending comfort, these Natural Vachetta colored espadrilles can elevate any look that you wear.
Price – $278
This pair of wedge sandals in blue metallic denim fabric from Jimmy Choo is a modern take on the wardrobe staple that offers support and stability right at the middle of the shoe.
Besides extending comfort, this chic pair of wedges look quite elegant specifically with daywear clothing including skinny jeans and short dresses.
Price – € 450.00
4. Medium Heel Court Shoes
Those mid heeled or kitten heeled shoes with a whole cut leather top and a low vamp with no ankle straps are the court shoes which are usually referred to as pumps in America and can incorporate a high heel and an ankle strap as well.
These mid or low heeled shoes offer great balance and stability while looking elegant on your feet.
The above are the mid heel court shoes from zara that integrate a medium block heel along with a polyutherane upper, pointed toes and a large sized contrast bow.
Price – 29.90 USD
Block heels instead of those thin stilettos always render comfort as these do not make your feet wobble around, unlike those pencil-thin heels. These Manolo Blahnik Court Shoes incorporate a low block heel that measures just 2.16″ along with an adjustable ankle strap and an almond shaped toe.
Price – $ 735.00
These are another pair of Court Shoes from the house of Miu Miu that integrate a mid sized spool heel instead that is wide enough to extend comfort just like a block heel.
Consolidating a spool heel measuring approx 1.77″, these pair of shoes have a comfortable fit and are embellished with the signature Swarovski crystals.
Price – On Request
A companion that complements almost every occasion, Slingback Pumps look extremely elegant and are super comfortable provided these perfectly fit into your feet.
These Glittery Pumps from Miu Miu would pair well with an evening or a cocktail dress as it will add the much needed glitz to your attire.
These easy to put on and put off shoes come with adjustable elastic bands integrating a bow and would go perfectly well with short dresses or skirts as such an attire would help flaunt your elegant slingbacks.
Price – On Request
While a glittery pair of slingbacks complement the evening wear, more subtle shades like power pink in patent leather add on to the glamour quotient during the day when paired with formal attire like a pant or a skirt suit.
Besides looking elegant, these patent leather slingbacks from Miu Miu are extremely comfortable, all thanks to the spool heel that measures just 2.16″ in height.
Price – On Request
These pointed toe slingbacks from Aldo Shoes in orange floral print are your perfect go-to shoes for a bright sunny day.
Integrating 2.75″ kitten heel along with a buckle closure and a rubber sole, these pair of slingbacks are feminine, delicate and versatile and hence can work with a diverse range of formal outfits the whole year round.
Price – $75
Another pair of relaxed slingbacks hail from the house of Chanel. These Glittery two-tone slingbacks come with a 2.6″ block heel displaying the double C Chanel signature.
The Slingbacks feature a two tone upper crafted from a black, red and pearly white glittered fabric.
Price – On Request
And finally, we have these mustard yellow slingbacks from Mango that are immensely comfortable and look ultra chic when paired with any outfit that exposes the back of your foot.
Price – $59.99
6. Low Heel Pumps
These pair of sensible low heels reduce the stress on your body and also provide cushion to your foot.
These low cut vamp shoes from YSL incorporate a square stiletto heel that measures just 2.5″ in height and is quite practical an option for a woman who stays on her feet the whole day long.
Price – On Request
While pumps from YSL represent a more typical silhouette, the Charcoal Leather Cut-Out Pumps from Fendi showcase a much more eccentric pair of pumps.
These square blocked heels integrate a cut-out silhouette and a low vamp that makes you look taller besides rendering comfort. Moreover, the wing shaped brogue style upper with perforations makes it look ultra chic and hence work best with knee length or longer skirts and cropped trousers.
Price – $900.00
As they are called in the US, these pointed court shoes integrate mid heel of 1.57″ which makes it extremely comfortable for women who find it really hard to carry stilettos or high heel shoes.
A style initially popularized fashion icons like Audrey Hepburn, these kitten heels with an iris embroidered upper look quite feminine and chic with day or evening wear alike.
Price – $298
Another pair of slender, sensibly sized heels hails from the house of Prada. These elegant pair of kitten heels that integrate a vibrant coral kid leather upper along with an instep strap and a bow on the side is an high impact option to complement a pair of cropped flares or below-knee length dresses.
Price – On Request
While fashion houses like Tory Burch, YSL and Prada took to more subtler versions of mid heel pumps, Valentino showcases a much more glam version of these sensible mid heels.
These Rockstud Ankle Strap Pumps are embellished with platinum finish studs that can perfectly complement both casual as well as formal clothing adorned during the day or the evening.
Besides showcasing elegance, these ankle strapped heels exert lesser strain onto the ball of the foot and offer support to the arch, thanks to the mid sized 2.5″ heel and the ankle strap.
Price – $ 985.00
If you want a pair of shoes that not only elevates your look but also exerts less pressure on the ball of your foot, then a pair of elegant Tory Burch Camilla Platform Sandals will do the requisite work for you.
Relatively comfortable as compared to the normal high heels or the stilettos, these cross-stitched calf hair sandals with wooden platforms will uplift your work and weekend looks without rendering too much of stress.
Price – $358
Unlike the Tory Burch platforms covered above, the Rocket Dog Platform Sandals from Forever 21 have polyurethane sole that is immensely flexible, is resistant to abrasion, has innate strength and is incredibly durable.
Besides comfort, that daisy print throughout the platform extends a different appeal to the platforms and would break the monotony to the usual daywear.
Price – $38.00
For women who are on their feet the whole day long and want a pair of shoes that are stylish as well as take their foot comfort seriously, then nothing compares a pair of low block heel slides.
This one is the Valentina Printed Bow Slide from Tory Burch that incorporates light catching crystals on floral brocade and 1.77″ heel thus rendering comfort and style at the same time.
Price – $239
Another pair of slides that are slightly high in height as compared to the Tory Burch slides, these slides are adorned with silver Flowerland jewel flowers that can add glitz to even the most basic outfits, besides rendering comfort.
Price – $700.00
And finally, we have the wood-lacquer platform Jane slides from Michael Kors that measure just 3″ in height, hence rendering comfort to the ball of your foot and soaring your confidence as a woman at the same time.
Besides giving comfort, the the genuine snakeskin upper along with a lacquer wooden platform add on to the style quotient given the elegance of the snakeskin.
Price – $525