This one’s a reader request, and one I’ve felt a little impostor-syndrome about! Everyone wants to find comfortable heels, and I hate heels. However, I am a good researcher, I appreciate how heels look on other people, and I am all about harm mitigation, so I decided to find out:
- What shoe brands promise reasonably comfortable, yet attractive, heels?
- Do any of them actually have data, rather than anecdotes, to prove their points?
I know that a lot of recommendations I make are not cheap, but there’s no area of fashion I’ve explored that can command prices as absurd as “comfortable, pretty high heels”– especially shoes with any kind of data to back up their promises of comfort. That said, here’s what I’ve found on brands that make nice-looking high heels that are designed to hurt minimally.