When I look back to my teenage years, I always wonder how I used to go out all night wearing the most inappropriately high heels. How did I not break an ankle? And why did I always think the higher, the better? Maybe it’s age, or maybe I just prefer the aesthetic more now, but I’m all for low heels. Granted, my eyes have been turned by the mega platforms from the likes of Valentino, but in reality, I would wear them once and go back to my comfy pairs that actually work for any occasion.
While strappy sandals and mules are my weakness, for 2022, I’ve also been swayed by a whole host of other actually wearable heels. And if I had a wedding to go to this year, I would most certainly be swapping blister-making high heels for clunky clogs, kitten heels and wedges. And as an anti-wedge person, I’m surprised that I’m all for the lower, somewhat cooler pairs I’ve been seeing that have erased my memory of the towering rope-heel styles I used to avoid as a teen. So whether you’re shoe shopping for an occasion or you just want to find summer heels you can actually walk around in, look no further than these five styles a shoe obsessive (hi!) is backing this season.