Comfy high heeled shoes- do they exist? I sound like my mum

(31 Posts)
FlamingGallah Tue 17-Dec-13 21:44:22

To go with a little black dress for a posh do. I am stumpy of stature and usually wear flat boots or pumps! Could anyone point me in the direction of shoes in which I could walk, dance even, and not end up hobbling in agony by the end of the night?

I defy anyone to find some, I'm sure they are mythical beings, like the tears of a unicorn or something grin

Passmethecrisps Tue 07-Jan-14 20:24:41

I struggle with heels but at 5ft 2in I need them.

At work I live in fly London wedges. They are not to everyone's taste but they are like wearing flat shoes but with 4 inches height.

ocelot41 Tue 07-Jan-14 20:22:25

I second Marks - esp their Insolia range!

AlaskaNebraska Thu 19-Dec-13 06:42:47

Clarks kendra. I have skinny feet like a chicken

slug Wed 18-Dec-13 16:49:46

Ruby Shoes manage to be low enough to be comfortable and yet still pretty enough to be worth walking in. Plus they are reasonably affordable.

FlamingGallah Wed 18-Dec-13 16:16:43

No, not too late! I've tried the Marks ones on at home with tights and they keep falling off. Will try a seller size than usual, but I like the look of the strap on those Clarks ones

too late, I was going to suggest these, as they have the bar they keep your foot in place and no slipping, I wear them a few times week for work and they are really comfortable.

www.clarks.co.uk/p/20352888

FlamingGallah Wed 18-Dec-13 11:49:39

And the winner is Marks! £17 for a pair of comfy shiny black shoes. I did ruin the bargainaciousness by buying them in nude too grin

Did anyone mention Hotter? It depends what you wear them with, and you do have to filter through some proper granny-styles, but there are some very comfy pretty heels.

FlamingGallah Wed 18-Dec-13 09:13:20

Wow thank you all so much for those suggestions! Am going to brave the shops today and try M&S (who'd have thought?), Debenhams and Clarks as they're more the price range I wanted for shoes I'll hardly ever wear!

cerealmom those shoes were absolutely, 100% perfect until I saw the price grin

I shall report back! Let Project "Look Like A Lady For One Evening Only" commence...

BBQshapes Wed 18-Dec-13 07:29:52

Seems unbelievable but Kurt Geiger stiletto peep toes are really comfy. Wore them all day and night at a wedding and could still walk after.

5HundredUsernamesLater Wed 18-Dec-13 00:29:30

Not sure they will be the style you are after as they are mostly chunky block heels rather then stiletto party heels but the dr marten diva range are very comfortable. Literally Walking on air!

hollyisalovelyname Wed 18-Dec-13 00:24:31

The Gabor Fern look lovely

HanneHolm Tue 17-Dec-13 22:55:59

Clarks kendra

Aquelven Tue 17-Dec-13 22:55:25

K shoes. They are the comfier end of Clarks as they're made on a slightly wider last.
Any of these do?
www.clarks.co.uk/c/womens-k#pagesize-is-200-and-style-is-courtshoes-or-barshoes-and-HeelHeight-is-mid-or-high

I made some on the Shoes of Prey website and they are really comfortable. I can't usually do heels.

NearTheWindmill Tue 17-Dec-13 22:35:22

Van Dal (yes really) have dressier evening shoes than Gabor. My preference is Peter Kaiser - probably no higher than 2.5 to 3 inches though but very elegant. Remember you will look better if your feet don't hurt because you will smile and it's better to look small and happy than small in high heels and in pain.

I wear these Russell and Bromley heels day in, day out at work. I am not good with heels but can wear these for hours without noticing.

Longleggedlovely Tue 17-Dec-13 22:33:38

M&s £17.50 black patent mid heels are awesome! I'm on my feet most of the day at work and they do the job great. No sore feet and lovely shoes.

Have you tried Clarks or Ecco?

Watching with interest.

I go salsa jiving and agree the dance shoes are great. Although you can't wear them outdoors.

Pollydingdonmerrilyonhigh Tue 17-Dec-13 22:22:33

Clarke s, yes really, lovely styles in heels but really comfy.

timidviper Tue 17-Dec-13 22:18:45

Gabor shoes are usually comfortable if they have anything suitable here

PrincessFlirtyPants Tue 17-Dec-13 22:05:37

These shoes are very comfortable. They come in a few different colours and are on sale at the moment.

Hotter shoes attract criticism on here, but they are very comfortable, and gave as ejection if evening styles.

I go for chunky jerks rather than stilettos, much easier to move in.

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