5 Easy Alternatives To Stilettos Apr 6, 2017 by Sarah (Day Styles)
Stilettos are a kind of shoe that can be very tricky and painful to wear. In fact, some people just want to avoid stilettos altogether! But what if you want to spice up your wardrobe and add a little bit of height? Don’t worry - there are plenty of shoes that are more comfortable than stilettos!
A wedge shoe is a lot more comfortable and supportive than a stiletto heel. The weight of your body is distributed through the whole foot rather than on one point like a stiletto. Even a small wedge is easy to wear and can help give you a little more height!
The “flatform” is a new trend, and we know it’s going to be extremely popular this coming spring and summer. It’s a flat with a little bit of platform, and it’s perfect for those who absolutely hate the slope that a heel gives the foot but still want some extra height. Typically, flatforms are built like a sandal but we’ve seen them come as a full shoe, so you have options.
A thick heel is totally different than a stiletto and a LOT more supportive. Similar to a wedge, your weight is distributed over a greater area, so it’s easier on the feet. They also come in a variety of heights depending on what you're looking for and your level of comfort. You can find them in sandal form or even as a full shoe, as thick heels are very versatile, and it’s a lot of fun to be creative with your outfits.
Espadrilles are made using a canvas or cotton fabric with a comfortable and flexible sole made of jute rope. These charming shoes are often similar to a wedge in style, but they can also be flats. They are most popular in summer as they are usually a very thin and airy shoe, which helps keep the feet cool during hot days. We prefer the extra height of an espadrille wedge, and the flexible soles make it a breeze to wear!
If you’re 100% opposed to wearing any shoe that puts a slope in your foot, then flats are the way to go. Flats come in so many styles they are now a staple in any person’s shoe collection. Light and airy ballet shoes or bold leather Oxfords - try both! Want some extra style, go for some brogues. Need to slip into something easy - then loafers are right for you. You can find flats that are plain and casual, or you can find ones that are over the top and extremely fashion-forward, without ever wearing a stiletto heel!