Just don’t call them kitten heels or worse, midi-heels.
Once reserved for brides with short grooms and year eight graduations, low-heels are making a huge comeback in the fashion world. From peep-toe to clog to sandal, mini heels are the go-to when you don’t feel like spending hours massaging the balls of your feet after a night out.
When you’re 5’ 11’’ like I am, low-heeled shoes are the best. THE BEST. Not only can you walk down the street without feeling like a real-life Godzilla, but little heels keep you closer to the ground. Which is great if you’re clumsy. Like me. I once dropped a sewing machine on my foot and broke my big toe, so to lower my likelihood of falling over while still wearing cute shoes is a massive plus. I probably will still fall over though.
I remember wearing ‘kitten heels’ to my graduation and feeling really, really lame. But now I realize I’d just picked the wrong ones. My heels can’t be blamed for the hideous sequins and diamantes they were covered with. I think that’s when they started to get a bad rep. Remember when Hannahs was selling those hideous pointed toe slip-ons with tiny skinny heels? They were THE 90s shoe (after Spice Girl platforms of course) they were also the worst.
I wish I had known about Funkis(great name) back in the day. I am obsessed with their clogs! Especially these natural ones. I can’t wait for payday so I can get my hands on some – I’ve started dreaming about them!
Mi Piaci have long been on the bandwagon for low-heels and their latest collection features a few delicious pieces that any tall girl like me will love. Or any short girl that doesn’t want permanent calf/ankle/pinky toe/dignity damage from teetering around on stilettos all day. I am a particular sucker for black and gold, so I love their Newton shoe:
Low heels work particularly well with ankle length skirts and cropped pants, as they give your legs the little lift they need while still staying classy and sophisticated. So go out and grab yourself a pair and join me on the road to falling over less often. Maybe.
Edited by Lucy Korn