While Hollywood and the red carpet will have you thinking otherwise, high heels have slowly been going out of vogue. Despite looking stunning on women’s feet, they also can be quite painful. And no matter how beautiful they look, more people would rather be comfortable in sneakers or flats throughout the day (and night) than deal with the pain of walking in high heels. But if you still like adding a little height to your #OOTD, then you may want to look into an alternative to stilettos – block heels!
Block-heeled shoes have been around since the mid-60s. According to Shoe Are You?, Roger Vivier had models wearing the Pilgrim Pump down the Yves St. Laurent runway in 1965. Since then, other designers followed suit. And now, the block heel stands alongside the stiletto and kitten heel as an option for your daily style.
Although some may think they are too clunky, designers have been embracing the style and designing shoes that look elegant and give you a little more stability. Sporting all kinds of different colors and fabrics, block heels are practical yet trendy. And with heel shape now adding new flair to the shoe game, you’ll definitely be able to find the perfect pair for you. We gathered some of our favorites that work during different parts of your day. Seethem below.
Daily Block Heels
In this section, we wanted to show you the basic staples that every closet should have.
Loafers aren’t the most exciting pieces of footwear. But they’re practical and probably look a little better than that worn-out pair of kicks in the back of your closet.
These Madewell mules are so fun because you can switch where the strap goes – making two different styles!
Everlane makes a great pair of shoes. So when the company released the Day Heel, many colors instantly sold out. But if you missed your favorite, don’t worry, the shop always add more to the inventory.
Rachel Comey likes a good thick heel on her shoes. And these block heels are fun, with their cylindrical shape and also neutral enough to go with any outfit.
Chelsea boots, like this Marc Jacobs pair, are a classic that will go with most things in your closet. And with a 2.5-inch heel, you won’t need to worry about running around town.