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Jeans and heels (comfortable ones-do they exist!)

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rollonthesummer Tue 18-Mar-14 14:42:49

I always wear skinny jeans and boots/sandals (in the summer!) but think it's about time I got a pair of nice heels. I have just counted 6 pairs of heels in my wardrobe-mostly from New Look-that have been bought for weddings over the last 8 years and have never been worn again; that's how comfortable they were!

1. What heels would you wear with skinny jeans for a casual night out? I'm 5 3, size 12 if that helps.

2. Are they comfortable?!

3. Do you tend to wear black? I rather like the nude coloured ones and have a few nude/black tops which would go nicely.

A. www.next.co.uk/x535322s6#871461x53?i=38uk5

B. www.next.co.uk/X533312s3#882162X53?i=38uk5

C. www.next.co.uk/x53318s5#138836x53?i=38uk5

Are block style heels more comfortable than spiky ones? Or is comfort down to a leather sole? Are rounded toes more comfortable than pointed toes? What determines comfort!?

justabigdisco Tue 18-Mar-14 14:44:31

I reckon that anything made out of plastic is going to be uncomfortable. I find heels with some ankle support (straps) are more comfy as are wedges

rollonthesummer Tue 18-Mar-14 21:53:10

Yes, I agree-leather is probably the way to go.

Has anyone got any recommendations?

Financeprincess Tue 18-Mar-14 22:12:55

Avoid anything too 'work-y' with skinny jeans. It looks a bit half arsed. Shoes can't do double duty for work and going out, in my view.

I think that very high, pointy, spiky shoes look good with skinny jeans, as do strappy sandals. A high block heel looks quite modern.

I prefer black or a strong colour. Nude is starting to be a bit old hat, on my view, especially nude patent. Silver is a good neutral alternative.

I find that rounder toes are more comfortable than points, but sometimes beauty involves pain! Leather lining makes a massive difference; synthetic shoes are so uncomfortable.

Of the shoes you linked, the first lot look a bit clumsy. The second lot are better but have a touch of the queen Elizabeth about them. You can do better. The third are OK but are a bit workish (see above).

I think that shoes really make an outfit so it's worth going outside your comfort zone a bit. I once read somebody opining that shoes are the exclamation point of your outfit. Pretentious, but true!

Financeprincess Tue 18-Mar-14 22:14:05

...and I recommend Kurt Geiger. If you can get Kurt Geiger London (their poshest line) in the sale, you'll get really well made shoes with leather linings.

whitecat Wed 19-Mar-14 08:32:58

Don't buy cheap heels if you don't normally wear them. They will hurt and you'll give up.

Buy leather or suede so they will adapt to the shape of your foot.

A thicker heel is more comfortable.

Don't go too high.

Wearing heels takes practice. Baby steps to start. Once you've got the hang of them you can by cheaper disposable fashion shoes at ridiculous height.

HappyGirlNow Wed 19-Mar-14 08:59:55

I wouldn't personally wear any of those with jeans OP - they look like workwear..

I've just bought these

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