Fashion is finally giving us what we’ve been wanting for a long time – stylish shoes with heels that are easy on the feet. Thank goodness for block heels! They’re fashion forward, yet sensible and they come in all heights too, including low – The Black- Katrina Pointy Toe Pump, medium- Cream Vince- Faine slingback sandal , and tall- Dune- Aubree Python Pump.
Why I like block heels?
For years, I wore super high stilettos and thought nothing of it. But then I hit my 40’s, and my lifestyle shifted. I left the corporate world, and the way I dressed became much more casual. Today I’m a mom with three teenagers, and I work from home. I don’t wear stilettos anymore unless I’m going to a conference, a special function, or the odd dressy date night out.
Skinny high heels don’t feel comfortable anymore, and they’re certainly not practical for running errands, going shopping, driving kids around, and all those things that make up a big part of my life these days.
Still, I hate to feel like an old lady wearing flats all the time, which is why block heels are a great in-between. You get the height, but the sturdy, square heel makes block heels comfy. Here are some fabulous looking block heel shoes in stores right now.
Many of you have asked me for a versatile dressy, low heeled shoe that will go anything. This Naturalizer Francis Pump is a great pick. If you are truly after comfort, you are going to love this classic, patent leather block heeled shoe in this sophisticated stone color.
Some low block heeled shoes can look a little bit like the kind your Nana wore, but not these. This shoe’s sleek, dramatic buckle gives it a fashion forward edge. Also available in black leather and navy suede.
Here’s a gorgeous looking Tory Burch Imani slingback sandal . I love the laser cut detail. This is something I would buy. It’s modern and sexy, and just a little bit different and an instant way to update your look. Tip: This is the kind of shoe that attracts attention, so be sure to get a good pedicure!
|Playful and Fun
Sometimes you just want to slip on a shoe, run out the door and have fun. I like the look and feel of this suede Vince Camuto Jevan Mule. It would be great with jeans or white cropped pants, or cute with a dress too. Suede is a big trend this spring. A shoe like this is a great way to incorporate some into your wardrobe.
Now it’s your turn. Do you like block heels over 40? Yay or Nay?