I came across this article in Lucky Mag and, as my readers know, being a fan of heels, i felt i had to share it. The article is written by ALISON SYRETT, ASSOCIATE DIGITAL STYLE EDITOR of Lucky Mag and shows a good range of style and prices. Unfortunately, as ever, the styles that i like are the most expensive – definitely need to find a rich sugar daddy!.
Every time I see a pair of chunky, stacked heel shoes, I remember the owner of a fashion boutique I worked at in college. “City heels,” is what she called the style, a name that I’m not sure she came up with, but is brilliant nevertheless. Thin stilettos are barely comfortable while standing still—let alone while train-riding, stair-climbing or pavement-pounding—but what else can an urban dweller reach for when she wants some polish and a little bit of extra height?
That’s not to say you shouldn’t enjoy a sturdier lift in a small town or suburbia. That’s the beauty of the “city heel”: Besides being practical, it has an extraordinarily cool effect. Its exaggerated, blocky shape has this striking geometric thing going on that really ties an outfit together in a interesting way; you can always count on it to turn ordinary pieces into a look. Oh, and did I mention how the substantial silhouette will make you legs seem longer and leaner in comparison?
In the pictures below, you’ll find some of the raddest footwear with thick heels—including both traditional pumps and some springier, sandal styles—available online right now. Click through to find a few (if not more) pairs you love.
Nora mules by Tibi – $425.00 via tibi.com
i do like these Kitty sling back sandals with their strap across the instep from Tabitha Simmons – $875.00 via tabithasimmons.com
Vanessa slingback and ankle strap pumps from Shoemint – $99.99ia shoemint.com
i do like the style of this Solitaire pump from Rachel Comey – $414.00 via rachelcomey.com
Crosta sandal heel from Marc by Mark Jacobs – $398.00 via LuckyShops.com
Heel suede mules by Mango – $119.00 via mango.com
i adore the colour and style of these metallic faux leather pumps by Stella McCartney – $730.00 via net-a-porter.com
Brasilia, a tan, side zipped open toe bootee from Kelsi Dagger – $150.00 via kelsidaggerbk.com
Beautiful multicoloured brocade pumps with ankle strap from Dolce & Gabbana – $975.00 via net-a-porter.com
i love the cut-out heel on these pumps by Cos – $112.00 via cosstores.com
Dolan peep toe heel with front zip fastening by Coconuts by Matisse – $138.00 via freepeople.com
Such a pretty flowery design in these Abundant Poise Heel pumps from BC Footwear – $69.99 via modcloth.com
i like the heel design in these leather pumps from Marni – $292.30 from theoutnet.com
Open toe sandals from H&M – $49.95 via hm.com
i love the colour of these Stella pumps from J. Crew – $129.99 via jcrew.com
i really do like the heel design in the closed toe pumps from Chloe – $825.00 via shoescribe.com
i love this very stylish Policy pointed high heels from ASOS – $81.00 via us.asos.com
i do like this unusual ankle tie sling back sandal from Whistles – $340.00 via whistles.com
Raquel asymmetric high sling back sandals by Topshop – $110.00 via us.topshop.com
A lower heel in this Shiny Court Shoe by Zara – $69.90 via zara.com