Fashion is finally giving us what we’ve wanted 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 lots of different heights too, including low – The Idina Ankle Strap Pump, medium – Tiana Waterproof Pointy Toe Bootie and tall – Steve Madden ‘Carssen’ Sandal.
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 now, 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 60’s inspired chunky 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 that look great with a mod dress or a sleek modern outfit.
Many of you have asked me for a versatile dressy, low-heeled shoe that will go anything. This Tory Burch Pump is a great pick. If you are truly after comfort, you are going to love this glossy 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.
Sexy Knee High Boots
Here’s a gorgeous looking knee high boot from Franco Sarto. This is modern and sexy, with a lightly cushioned footbed that is sure to take you from 9-5.
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 chic bootie with geometric cutouts. It would be great with jeans or cropped pants, or cute with a dress too. Suede is always in style, fall, winter and spring.
Classic Mary Jane
The classic Mary Jane gets an update in this graceful wine colored pump with a slender strap. It’s delicate and lady-like but sturdy too.
Also available in midnight.
Here’s a lush suede bootie that comes up well past your ankle. The almond-shaped toe and block heel guarantee comfort. This elegant bootie is sleek, modern and sexy, and the color is gorgeous.
Modern and chic
If you are looking for a block heel that’s a bit different, this gray suede bootie is the one for you. The unique heel and pointy toe set it apart from other booties. The soft sharkskin gray is bold, yet subtle enough to wear every day. Imagine this with all those wine-colored shades we are seeing or wear it with black. Now it’s your turn. Do you like block heels over 40? Yay or Nay?