What a winning introduction – the block heel and the Mary Jane.
I reluctantly, very reluctantly admit, I have been struggling in my heels – BUT I am nowhere ready to give in. When I wear more than an 8cm combined with a pointy heel I am in trouble; I am talking serious foot discomfort. It has probably come from my massive sneaker and mule crushes over the last year. As much as I stay true to them, there are times when a heel is a heel and nothing can come between.
The reality hit at a recent black-tie affair where I limped for most of the evening – not elegant and far from gracious. I won’t even describe the hobble back to our car after the night was over. There and then I realized I needed remedial action.
As I am the shortest person by far in our family and as I do so love a heel I was not ready to retire my talons or give up a dressy night out.
So, I started trying the block heel and Mary Jane combination. Can I tell you this is a whole other heel histoire – an 8cm or less is like wearing a flat and anything higher is doable – not as comfortable but certainly in the realms of possibility? The block style does something magical to the feel of the heel and the ankle strap provides support. I am not a shoe designer or orthopaedic surgeon but the difference is amazing.
I’m wearing block heels on my best boots and also in my going out shoes. It’s a revelation but I’m scared to dismiss my stilettos. I did so love a thin high heel – think Sex and the City, Carrie and her blue Manolo’s – dream shoes.
On the quiet, I have fallen for comfort over fashion.
It’s a big statement from me; comfort is not my go-to when it comes to fashion. In this case, I believe we can have both and besides who wants to be the wobbling woman?
Not me. It’s not a fabulous look at all. Not one bit.
“You can never take too much care over the choice of your shoes. Too many women think that they are unimportant, but the real proof of an elegant woman is what is on her feet.”
Block heel, meet Mary Jane – you are perfect together. xv
When Block Heel And Mary Jane Get Together
image miu miu, quote christian dior