10th Commandment: December 10
Dec 10, 2013
Ladies, take a moment to look down at the shoes on your feet. Are your every day work high heels looking beaten and battered? Are the toes scuffed and fraying? Are the heels gouged and damaged? Then, it’s time for an upgrade, just in time for the new year.
These inexpensive pumps are one of the best buys on the market. The Enzo pumps are 3.25″, which is a good mid-height for the office. With the addition of a ball of foot insole, I can walk for hours in these without issue.
In addition to these Enzo heels, I would look at the Michael Kors Flex heels in both the mid-height and the kitten heel. Several readers have mentioned this shoe in the comments as a comfortable, professional heel. If neither of those looks right for you, try the $55 Nine West Austin pump.
Have a bit more to spend? The Patrice heel from Rowen looks similar to the more expensive Loeffler Randall Tamsin heel. The shoes have a sleek shape with a 2.5″ heel that’s just a bit thicker for stability and comfort. I tried these on a few weeks ago and loved them.
Also in the $100-$200 price range, we have the Cole Haan Chelsea heel. I have several readers and friends who have told me that this shoe is all they will wear because they have the Nike Air cushioning in them. And I have two pair of Ivanka Trump shoes that I wear regularly, so these mid-heel Natalie pumps are worth a look.
I know some of you like more height. I would recommend staying at 4″, however, if you’re on the more petite side, I think you can go up to 4.5″ before the shoes start to look unprofessional. I love the look of a stiletto Louboutin or Jimmy Choo as much as the next woman, but they’re not something most of us can or should wear to the office. But if you need more height, give these Charles and David Sway II pumps (4″) a try.