Sky-High Comfort: Killer Heels That Won’t Kill Your Feet
Devotees to killer stilettos are no stranger to suffering in the name of style. Flats? Not for us. Teetering on needle-like heels, we succumb to numb feet, cramped toes, and aching arches all for the ecstasy of adding inches. Thankfully, designers are finally catching on. Pre-fall styles are flooding in and some of the most stunning shoes are equipped with stealthy pillows of comfort.
Always designing with real women in mind, and I’m sure no stranger to the perils of foot pain herself, Diane von Furstenberg has several new styles sporting gel-like pads to cushion the balls of your feet. For evening, check out strappy DVF Jeanette Sandals, and try suede DVF Anette Pumps for long days at the office. Brian Atwood also seeks to satisfy the need for chic, walkable footwear. His B Brian Atwood Malika Pumps come in bold suede and metallic embossed-snake.
The silhouettes are extremely sleek, and don’t conjure up any of the traditional visions of so-called “comfortable heels.” Will this trend continue? I sure hope so, but in the meantime I’m stocking up.