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Get Low: Fun Ways to Try the Low-Heel Trend

Picture your perfect pair of 5-inch heels and how easily it is to walk around all day in them, running from errand to errand. Yeah, we can't imagine that either. We’re taking it down an inch, or four, with the latest craze: low, mid, and kitten heels. Don’t get it twisted, we love our high-heeled leg lengtheners, but strutting from place to place at a snail’s pace isn’t practical for a girl on the go. Which is why we’re tipping our hats—and lowering our heels—to high fashion’s renewed sense of comfort-meets-style.


Kitten Heels
Channel your inner Audrey by stepping out in a classic kitten heel. What is a kitten heel, you ask? Only the most coveted cat’s meow. The 1- to 2-inch heel adds just the right amount of height paired with an elegant curve along the edge of the shoe for a flirty flare. Kitten heels pair nicely with a cropped pant or a midi skirt for a classy look that’s sure to make people purr. 


 

Chunky Heel
Some women prefer a sleek stiletto to stomp around in, but, like a moth to a flame, I find myself drawn to the chunky low heel. The retro-inspired heel gives perfect balance for tromping around the city streets that a skinny heel would never be able to handle. Chunky heels work well at the office or with a more feminine dress for an evening out.

 
Low-Mid Heel Wedge
Wedges work wonderfully as a high heel substitute; throw in a low heel and our favorite wedge sandal moves from a temporary relief piece to a full-time foot fixture. The full-on support provided by the wedge, along with the two-inch boost, makes it easy for you to take a day of errand-running straight into a night of absolutely stunning without breaking stride. A wedge of this height pairs well with a skater dress or skirt or a pair of cropped skinny jeans.
 
If you’re not quite ready to come down from your mile-high heels, opt for a mid heel—three inches, no more, no less—and you’ll still feel like a catwalk diva without having to worry about sidewalk nosedives.  


 

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