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6 Comfortable Heels for Career and Special Occasions
Do truly comfortable heels exist? Perhaps you’re wondering this as you attempt to find a pair for an upcoming special event, or something office-appropriate. If you have less-than-perfect feet, but would still like to wear a pair of modest heels, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve curated a list of six stylish yet comfortable heels that won’t leave you counting the seconds until you can kick them off. Take a look…
German family-owned Ara specializes in beautiful, quality-made comfortable heels always keeping comfort at the forefront. We love the Ophelia’s classic silhouette. This almond-toe pump features soft leather or suede uppers, elasticized topline, moderate 2.5″ heel and extra cushioning at the ball of foot area. The Ara Ophelia is available in sizes 5-10.5 for $185 from Zappos, Nordstrom and Amazon. The Ara Kelly is a lower-heel classic pump with good reviews for comfort (even for bunions).
Calla shoes is the brainchild of founder Jennifer Bailey, a bunion sufferer for the last 20 years and a serial hunter of stylish shoes to wear for special occasions (read more about here story here). Calla footwear is wide in the toe box, but standard in the heel. The Ava pump is an elegant 2″ kitten heel with extra width and volume in the toe area, a cushioned footbed with arch support, and a non-slip sole. Available in sizes 5-11 for $120-200 from CallaShoes.com, free shipping and returns. We recommend consulting Calla’s measurement guide to ensure the correct fit. For additional help with sizing, contact email@example.com.
You may be wondering why we’d recommend a heel with a pointed toe. Surprisingly this particular style by CC Corso Como continues to gain more and more positive reviews from Nordstrom customers (and it’s available in extended sizes and wide widths):
These shoes are very stylish and surprisingly comfortable on my achy feet. This brand adds lots of cushioning which helps tremendously.
I know heels are a “no-no” when you’re pregnant, but I needed to slip these on for a few special occasions while I was around 8 months pregnant. I also knew I would be wearing them post-pregnancy. My feet are long and skinny (size 12 narrow normally), and these shoes are wonderful! Oftentimes my heels slip out of shoes, but the strap in the middle helps these stay on. Even though pregnancy has caused my feet to swell, I still needed the strap in the middle to help keep my foot stable in the shoe. The height isn’t too high but gives a nice lift. They appear to be well-made. While I wouldn’t want to walk on my feet for hours and hours in them, pregnant or not, they are great for occasional standing if you have an office job or need something dressy to wear to church or a party.
I’m really happy with these truly my favorite shoe – CC are extremely comfortable, and for those of us who have problems keeping on a regular pump without a back strap, these do the trick while more stylish than the standard back strap! Heel height is perfect as well! I typically wear an 8 and while these will work, they seem to run a bit long – you may want to drop down 1/2 size. I bought them in black and grey suede!
Are you a fan of the vintage-inspired Hotter Donna heel? If so, you’ll love the newly updated Hotter Amethyst in gorgeous jewel tones. We recommend the Hotter Amethyst for a wider foot or for feet that need a roomy toe box. Available in sizes 5-11 for $155 from Hotter.com, standard and wide fit.
“I am 61, have bunions and hammer toes, and can comfortably wear these since the upper is made of a woven, stretchy material. I find them very forgiving on my feet.” That’s great news from a happy Zappos customer. The Bernie Mev Chesca features a woven elastic upper, memory foam cushioned footbed, and a lightweight polyurethane outsole. Find the Bernie Mev Chesca in a variety of colors and patterns in sizes 5-11 for $79 from Zappos, Amazon, and Nordstrom.
Affordable, chic and comfortable, the Easy Spirit Crystal features a sturdy two-inch block heel, cushioned footbed and adjustable hook and loop ankle closure. Available in sizes 5-12, medium and wide widths for $49-99 from EasySpirit.com, Amazon, and Shoemall.