Midi Heels That Offer Comfort and Style
What goes up must come down. It’s not only a basic law of physics but it appears to hold true in the world of footwear too.
After several years of shoes reaching skyscraper heights and preposterous shapes, heels are headed for sensible terra firma territory.
Not exactly flat-lining, they are hovering in the midi heel range with demure kitten heels, business-like square shapes and gently sloping platforms.
And even some of the fashion world’s most powerful players – a group that somehow seem to wear nothing but staggering heels – seem to be adopting mid height heels.
The Financial Times, in a recent article, noted influential editors like French Vogue’s Emmanuelle Alt and CR Fashion Book’s Carine Roitfeld, were seen at the collections in Paris this past March shod – not in their usual dagger shaped stilettoes – but in modest heels hovering between two and three inches high.
But while a sharp stiletto has always signified sex and power, a sensible midi heel was always viewed as dowdy and matronly.
Medium Heel Leather Sandal, $100, Zara
Open Toe Wedge, $80, Le Chateau
Nicholas Kirkwood Triangular Heel Pumps, $750, The Bay
Gianvito Rossi Pony Hair Chunky Heel Sandals, $905, The Bay
Peridot D’Orsay Heels, $288, Anthropologie
Sandal with Metallic Ankle Strap, $40, Zara
3.1 Phillip Lim Sandal, $545, Holt Renfrew
Mid Heel Court Shoe, $60, Zara
Suede Pumps, $90, Joe Fresh
PRADA Saffiano Mule with Bow $650 at Holt Renfrew
Tartan Pumps, $90, Joe Fresh