Wearable heels are big news again this spring. And I think this is fantastic news. Why should we cripple ourselves in unwearable stilettos, or consign ourselves to flats when we’re desperate for some height?
For me, height is particularly important. Sometimes your look needs some elevation (literally) and flats don’t quite cut it. I’m only 5’3” and I love wearing culottes – but these demand heels, otherwise I’m in danger of looking short and, heaven forbid, frumpy. My block heeled sandals and mules give me that added height without sacrificing comfort. And they’re incredibly versatile. My very wearable red Dune block heeled sandals get worn with dresses, boyfriend jeans, silky joggers and culottes all spring and summer long.
Wearable heels provide the perfect combination of height, comfort and walkability. They can be block mid heel sandals (like these monochrome beauties from Kurt Geiger), peep toe shoe boots (Russell & Bromley’s are fab) or even mules – there are loads of options to choose from. The white mules you see here are from Autograph at M&S last year – but thankfully they’re doing them again.
Choosing wearable heels also means I don’t have to carry an extra pair of flats in my bag. And, because of the heel shape, there’s no danger of sinking into grass or getting caught in pavements, grates or escalators (which I’ve done twice already this week in stilettos!). Height, comfort and versatility – what’s not to love?