12 Chic Pumps With Sensible Heels

When I buy a pair of shoes, there are two requirements:

  1. They have to be comfortable enough to handle 5 flights of stairs and at least 5 blocks of continuous walking
  2. They have to look good

These two requirements are harder to meet than you’d think. Sure, it’s possible to carry an extra pair heels in a bag, but I don’t like doing that. It’s rather embarrassing switching shoes on a street corner or a vacant doorway. Flats could be an option, but they just don’t add that bit of sophistication as a pair of heels. Surprisingly enough, a little heel can go a long way. More often than not, it’s more the toe box that makes a pair of shoes frumpy, not the heel height. Here I’ve put together a list of all the shoes that could meet my two requirements. I’ve tried on most of these shoes personally, and own a few pairs. Most of the time anything under 3.5″ will be bearable for a full day’s wear, even if you do have to walk a lot.

  1. Loeffler Randal Tasmin Studded Pumps $395 *
  2.  Steven Fearles Cap Toe Pumps $149.00
  3. Nine West Adriana $89*
  4. J.Crew Everly cap toe wool pumps $298  *
  5. Jean-Michel Cazabat Saga Wedge Pumps $235.00
  6. 3.1 Phillip Lim Ava d’Orsay Pumps $450.00*
  7. J.Crew Valentina patent pumps $238 **
  8. Yves Saint Laurent Clara 55 Pump $600**
  9. Kate Spade New York ‘Dijon’ Pump $298 *
  10. Tabitha Simmons Pixie Satin Pumps $697 *
  11. Valentino Patent Leather and Studded Leather Slingback Pumps $945 *
  12. Anne Klein – Zya (Black/Pewter Glitter)  $79
*Indicates I’ve tried the shoe on
** Indicates I own the shoe, see post here and here

Which shoes are on your wish list?

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