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Let There Be Heels

Written By Shola Asante 22 Mar 2021

The Three Top Versatile Heels to Carry You from Day to Night

 

Let There Be Heels

The Three Top Versatile Heels to Carry You from Day to Night

Shoes can make or break an outfit, whether it’s for work, evening drinks or smart casual on the weekend. But did you know just how important the right heel is when it comes to choosing the right shoe?

Once upon a time, a shoe with a heel meant trading comfort for aching feet and blisters. Fast forward to the here and now, and you can have shoes that are comfortable as slippers, but without losing a modicum of style.

 

The Block Heel Ankle Boot

Here’s a quick history lesson. Boots first came into prominence in the late 18th century, though this was more for practical reasons than style.

By the time Queen Victoria took the throne, boots were the height of fashion, often laced with elasticated side gussets and reaching just above the ankle.

This shorter style has remained in vogue ever since, but it’s the block heel that has ensured its enduring popularity. In other words comfort and versatility for nine to five and beyond.

Check out our Jummai ankle boot, seen here in black. It also comes in mustard yellow and blue snakeprint. Available in standard and wide fit.

 

The Sultry Stiletto Heel

15th century Italy is the birthplace of the stiletto heel and the design was based on a rondel dagger, a lethal weapon with a needlepoint end.

By the 1940s and 50s, the stiletto high heel was a staple of women’s fashion but its reputation suffered due to its association with pain, blisters and over-sexualised images of the female form.

There’s nothing like a stiletto to elongate the leg and but advancements in shoe construction have created high heels with cushioning and support that are light years away from the original styles.

There is a classic elegance to this height and style of heel as seen here with our Leila sandals. It also comes in black, nude snakeprint and wedding day white.

 

 

The mid-heel pump

The court shoe or pump has traditionally been the sensible cousin of the girly ballerina and the more vampy high heel stiletto. It’s the mid-heel variety that gets most of the flack. Understated and formal, it is the go-to shoe for work and semi-formal functions.

However, sensible does not have to mean stuffy and there is a touch of edgy rebelliousness to our Noa pump. The square toe and slanted heel, means this style works equally well with boyfriend jeans and a trouser suit.

Seen here in black patent, it’s also available in nude snake print and a pearlescent silver nappa.

 

 

The Heel Makes the Shoe…

An important part of shoe design, a heel can dictate how a shoe will be worn.

Whatever heel you choose, make sure it gives you a confident stride, so you can walk your own way any day of the week.