Fashion

Style Report: Most Comfortable Work Heels this Summer

July 24, 2016

The power of high heels is undeniable. When I wear them, I feel powerful, stylish, and sexy, so I am always on the lookout for comfortable work heels.

For years, after becoming a working mom and taking thousands of quick steps daily, I had to get practical and started opting out of heels in exchange for comfort. I started wearing heels only on special occasions and making other compromises for what I called comfort. But with time, I noticed I was losing that feeling that wearing a great pair of heels was giving me. It was more than just heels, though, I felt like I’d stopped taking care of myself, that I lost that feel of looking and feeling sexy. I decided to start getting back in the heel game, and went on a hunt for a pair that combine sexy style and comfort. Since then, I’ve acquired a pretty good eye with spotting heels that strike the comfort and style balance.

Here are a few key things to look out for.

1. Look for shoes with built-in padding under the ball of the foot.

Stuart Weitzman is amazing when it comes to padded footbed (and design!), but there are many more affordable brands who have them too.

Favorites: Steve Madden (now on sale!), Ivanka Trump (now on sale!), Stuart Weitzman, Kate Spade,

comfortable work heels

2. 3″ heels have a lower arch and can look just as stylish as 4-5″ heels. 

Designers today are very in-tunned with women’s needs and are getting better and better at creating gorgeous heels without the height. Some styles look better with smaller heels than others, though. Strappy heels are some of the best because the shorter heel is offset by the strappy design and makes the shoe look more dimensional.

Favorites: Ivanka Trump (now on sale!), Sam EdelmanStuart Weitzman

work heels

3. Give trendy block heels a try.

When a trend allows for comfort, I can’t not to take advantage. There are a variety of designs now on varying scales of delicate and bold, or combination of two. Block heels add stability and allow for better balance. Also open toe shoes allow to avoid toes being squeezed down.

Favorites: Via Spiga, Cole Haan (now on sale!)Steve Madden,  Sam Edelman

Tory Burch block heels

4. Platform shoes give excellent support and make it easier to walk.

Okay, platforms are not technically heels, but if you are interested in adding a few inches to height without wearing high heels, platforms and wedges are perfect since the sole of the foot is also elevated. The variety of designs is endless, and you can go for all sorts of looks.

Favorite: UGG, Stuart WeitzmanKate SpadeSteve Madden, Via Spiga (*Nordstrom annyversary sale)

wedges

And for those days when you can’t be bothered, these flats will have lots of compliments coming your way.

♡ Zuma A.

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11 Comments

  • Reply Terry Poage July 25, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    These are really cute shoes.

  • Reply Stephanie July 25, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    I have such a narrow heel that I can only wear heels with straps.

  • Reply krystel July 25, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    I love the shoes they are really cute

  • Reply Nora Grahe July 26, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    Shoes are a love/hate affair, with me. I can wear different shoes every day of the week but I would be falling and my body aching constantly. Your tips and ideas are refreshing and just what the doctor order, for me, Thank You!

  • Reply Lauryn R July 26, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    Great tips! 🙂 I have never been a heel fan, but if I did wear them I would definitely go with the wedges or chunky heels!

  • Reply Jennifer July 31, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    I envy you who can wear heels! I have messed up my ankles so many times I can’t wear them. But they look great!

  • Reply Kate F. August 10, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    I love Stuart Weitzman shoes, but they’re so expensive! I’m always watching for them to go on sale.

  • Reply Raman August 11, 2016 at 12:40 am

    I love this posts and so many colorful heels,OMG! <3

    Love
    Raman
    http://www.huesofme.com

  • Reply tiffany dayton August 17, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    I like all the shoe. So cute.

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