‘’And no, you don’t have to cram your feet into uncomfortable heels for fashion’s sake.Trends are continuing to lean towards chunkier and shorter heel heights with slanted and curvy details. So you could spend the entire day strutting around in one of the biggest fall shoe trends without making your pinkie toes hate your guts”. – InStyle Magazine Fall Shoe Trends of 2017 (click on the link and see the trends).
For the 10 years I lived in NYC I could walk, dance and if I had to, chase down a cab in high heels! I was in my thirties and basically if it was a fabulous shoe, no matter what the height, I would rock it! In full disclosure, I was also a lover of a great crocodile loafer.
In my forties my high heels turned into what I call ‘’valet parking’’ shoes. Worn ONLY when I went somewhere that valet parked my car and no long periods of standing or dancing was involved.
Now in my fifties having lived at the beach and now in Wine Country, rarely is there a call for a high heel. However, last year my husband and I attended a fundraiser in San Francisco and my outfit just wasn’t having anything but a high heel, so I dug out this classic and slipped it on….OUCH!!!
I figured it’s mainly a sit down dinner, so no big deal, I can handle it for a few hours. Wrong!! There was a lot of standing and a long walk from rooftop cocktails to the event room. Once at the table, I slid off my shoes and prayed my feet wouldn’t swell. They did but I managed to shove my now numb feet back into the shoes until we got to our hotel, then took them off and walked barefoot through the lobby. I had turned into my Mother…when did this happen??!!
It’s a year later, we are heading to the same event and I was ecstatic knowing I just might find a great ”on trend” chunky heel that would be stylish AND comfortable and I found this!
I’m proud to report they stayed on all night and I won’t lie and say I had ‘’happy feet’’ but at the end of the night I walked through the lobby with my shoes on and dignity in tact!
Check out Zappos and see what pair you think you would wear.