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Least painful type of high heels?

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Saz432 Thu 09-May-19 18:53:23

Argh help me. I have to wear high heels for the first time in nearly three years (okay, fine, I probably haven’t worn heel reguarly for a decade).

What style is least painful? Going out in London so there will be walking and tubing involvement, if I could just get in a cab it would be fine.

WhatOnPlanetEarth Thu 09-May-19 18:53:58

What kind of occasion?

Saz432 Thu 09-May-19 18:54:00

Sorry, posted too soon - what will help me not be in agony / break an ankle?

Feenie Thu 09-May-19 19:02:33

Kitten heels, definitely.

ghislaine Thu 09-May-19 19:04:09

Or a block heel? Definitely nothing high and spindly.

Ivgotasecretcanyoukeepit Thu 09-May-19 19:05:38


Kitten heels, definitely.

🤮🤮🤮🤮 please do not wear kitten heels they’re vile.

What are you wearing?

I like a barely there sandal as find these very comfortable but with heels it’s all relative.

Ivgotasecretcanyoukeepit Thu 09-May-19 19:06:15

Actually yes a block heel could work.

Ohyesiam Thu 09-May-19 19:08:10

Look up Pleaser heels.
It’s what strippers wear so they can dance for hours. Some of them could work for everyday, most are a little, um, showy.

SRK16 Thu 09-May-19 19:08:18

Block heel! I got some from head over heels which are almost comfortable.. for a heel!

DameFanny Thu 09-May-19 19:09:11

Block heel ankle boot/short cowboy boot/shoe boot. Pick something where the heel is properly under your heel and not lurking round the end of the shoe where that'll throw your foot onto your toes too much - however elegant it might look from the sides.

FannyOMalley Thu 09-May-19 19:12:56

The lowest ‘high’ heel you can find and with some sort of strap (preferably ankle).

starzig Thu 09-May-19 19:15:25

Expensive ones. I am bad with heels but i can suffer with longer with good quality ones than cheapo ones.

NC4Now Thu 09-May-19 19:17:35

Something with support at the front, I find.

What’s the occasion and rest of the outfit? This style would be comfortable.

StillNotMe Thu 09-May-19 19:18:29
I am contemplating buying one of those. They look ok for what you're looking for.

AFistfulofDolores1 Thu 09-May-19 19:20:08

Can you not have a pair of 'walking' shoes, with your heels in a bag?

I've found blisters are an inevitability walking in heels in London, no matter the brand.

Saz432 Thu 09-May-19 19:21:02

Special occasion at a super swanky restaurant. I’ve just ordered a simple but slightly edgy black midi wrap dress. I am short (5’2”) so I’m going to have to wear heels. Boooo.

I’m trying to keep it simple - will add some nice earrings and red lipstick and hope I’m not too much of a state 😂

Prequelle Thu 09-May-19 19:21:03

Pleasers or Red or Dead are comfy

Saz432 Thu 09-May-19 19:22:21

Those could work NC4 - I’ve never had shoes like that before, but they’d look great with the dress.

Drogosnextwife Thu 09-May-19 19:23:03


Oh I like them, could you link, or let me know where they are from.

dudsville Thu 09-May-19 19:23:56

The most comfortable heels are imaginary. You did not have to wear them because you are short.

WhatOnPlanetEarth Thu 09-May-19 19:24:04

Pleasers all the way then.

Mysterian Thu 09-May-19 19:25:09

I second Pleaser shoes. Easy to wear for a long time, even if you're not a frequent heel wearer.

LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD Thu 09-May-19 19:27:52

I’d never heard of pleaser shoes and googled them - whoa!

LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD Thu 09-May-19 19:28:50

I find any shoes that hold the foot are good - so boots are great or shoes with laces or buckles.

NC4Now Thu 09-May-19 19:41:01

Here you go @Drogosnextwife.

I’ve never shopped there so can’t vouch for quality- just googled ‘caged shoe boot’ or similar.

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