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High Heel Alternatives

Sky-scraping heels have long been a mainstay on the fashion scene helping us walk tall with catwalk-confidence – but on occasion, sometimes we need some style options a little closer to the ground.

Gaining momentum with each new season, designers are looking to meet our fast-paced lives with a serving of oh-so chic wearable styles. Scroll through the gallery above for our favourite picks.

Swap…Stilettos for Wedge Sandals

Growing a few extra inches overnight is unlikely, but a comfortable and fashion-forward wedge sandal will do the trick. Sergio Rossi's Leliel Wedge Sandal works twice as hard transitioning from day to evening effortlessly. 

Swap…Sandals for Mules

When we say mules, we’re not talking about the clunky styles of yesteryear, but sleek and modern interpretations of the backless shoe. From Alexander Wang’s coveted double strap Masha Leather Sandal to these Gianvito Rossi Virtua Plexi Mules, mules are the carefree style of choice for modern muses.

Swap…Pumps for Metallic Lace-Ups

Lace-ups from Oxfords to brogues are the tried and tested style you will want to reach for time and again. We like them in eye-catching metallic like these silver Saint Laurent Blake Leather Brogues. This contemporary take on tradition adds a lustrous finish to your style staples.

Swap…Wedge espadrilles for Slip Ons

The humble espadrille has come a long way from neutral canvas uppers with woven jute soles, and has evolved into slip on and lace-up styles. We like them bold with colour or graphic prints like the Stuart Weitzman Biarritz, and if we’re feeling a little rebellious, studs all the way!

Swap…Platforms for Flatforms

We weren’t so sure about the flatform trend at first until we gave these Robert Clergerie Fraks Leather Sandals a spin and now we’re converts. Flatforms might be intimidating at first sight, but the ability to manoeuvre over cobbled streets with ease put those fears to rest.

Looking for even more comfortable shoes? Sneaker Culture is bigger than ever.

Shop from our high heel alternatives below.

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