“How can you wear heels around the city?!” I get this question all the time and I totally get it – wearing heels is a STRUGGLE, especially around a city where you’re on your feet all day! But I love wearing heels, I think they totally complete (or make!) an outfit and I love being able to strut the city streets with a few extra inches. DSW – Designer Shoe Warehouse and I found some perfect comfy and cute summer sandals and I’m so excited to share some tips and tricks to pick your next pair of heels that you WANT to wear every day!
Chunky kitten heel (1-2 in)
A low heel is seriously so classy and can be a subtle statement to your cute summery outfit. However, when I look for low/kitten heels, I find that most styles have a stiletto heel, which is so hard to walk with! Another problem I constantly encounter with kitten heels is that the soles get worn out very quickly and that causes blisters – ouch! I found this perfect pair of *chunky* kitten heels from DSW. These are the Kristen Pump by Easy Street in white (they also come in navy and black). I love these because they come with a cute ankle strap and padding in the soles, perfect to go to work and to the bar! 💼🍸
Ankle strap mid-heels (3 in)
Mid-heels are my go-to because I think it provides me with the perfect amount of extra height. I love mid-heels because they are the easiest to find and the most versatile. I also think this height of heel adheres to the natural arch of my feet the best, which makes them the most comfortable to wear all day! When I look for a mid-heel, I’m keeping in mind an ankle strap – it’s a subtle style and a perfect way to distribute weight in the shoes and help you stay comfy all day. You know by now that I LOVE a statement heel and I love these 🎶blue suede shoes🎶 to complete a simple outfit! These babies are the Dawson Sandal by Tahari from DSW! Although I love this baby blue, I am also a sucker for the dusty pink suede option!
Zip up back high heels (4+ in)
Ahh – the dreaded HIGH heel. I have to admit I tend to stray away from high high heels, but it’s a habit I’d like to break out of. I found these beautiful red Rebecca Minkoff Andree Sandal heels from DSW and I knew I had to have them. I was definitely worried at first of their comfort level, but they were surprisingly SO comfortable and I think I know why! When I look for high heels, I look for three things: ankle support, heel support, and arch support. SUPPORT is 🔑! This zip up back and caged style provides ankle support, the block heel provides heel support, and the gentle padding on the soles provides the perfect amount of arch support. I can happily say I walked around the city all day with these – up and down subway stairs, across cobblestone and my feet were feelin’ good!
I hope this guide helps you find your perfect summer sandal. I love DSW as my one stop shop for shoes, and all these shoes were under $100! Shop a few of my picks for summer below! 🌞💛