Heels instantly liven up any outfit and gloriously elongate your stems, but let’s face it: they have been proven to cause permanent damage to certain parts of the body. While you may feel statuesque as you rise a few inches in height, during those hours your feet, back, hips, and knees are suffering for your stylish senses. However, since trading in fashion prowess foe comfort is simply not an option, we suggest wearing these trendy alternatives.
1. Opt for Cutout Booties
A pair of cutout booties such as Jeffrey Campbell’s Everwell boot is a shoe that can be worn with just about anything, except maybe a fancy long gown. The heel’s height is only 1-3/4”, which is perfect if you don’t want to be comfortable while going out on the town. Topshop, Zara, and Urban Outfitters also carry a series of cutout booties cool enough to give your outfit an edgy, yet comfortable look.
There is no comparison to be drawn between stilettos and flats; they fall under two completely different genres of shoe, and each with their own personal flair. Although a pair of heels always seems like the correct choice, the concept has evolved over time. A pair of pointed flats such as Christian Louboutin's Corbeau flats are much more flattering than a round toe flat. These transparent shoes have a metallic cap toe and pink heel that makes them an ultimately chic flat. They are dressy enough to wear to work, yet as they have just the right elements of pizazz, they can also be worn during the later hours.
3. Platform Sandals
Take advantage of summer by wearing comfortable sandals trendy enough to be worn out. Platform Sandals give you a bit of height, but what’s best about them is their thick, chunky platform. Although they are not the dressiest type of shoe they’re a trendy alternative to wearing flat sandals or heels.
Oxfords are classic way to alternate from flats. They’re classy and easy to wear with jeans, shorts, skirts, dresses…you name it. Many models and celebrities have been spotted wearing them for their comfort yet quirky lace up look. The possibilities are also endless; they are now available in a variety of styles, patterns, and colors for all fashionable tastes.