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|7 Aug 2017

Drop It Low

Take your heel height down a notch.
THE ICONIC
7 Aug 2017
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It's official, kitten heels have made a comeback. In fact, we can’t get enough of the adorable little designs – they lift us just enough so we feel like we’re wearing something fancier than flats, but not so much that we can’t function without taking a seat every few seconds.

Flashback five years and we would've shuddered at the mere suggestion to choose a more sensible shoe. The only women that wore a low heel were nannas, and even then, we assumed it was only because they were on the verge of breaking a hip if they wore anything higher. There was nothing appealing about being lifted a few fingers off the ground; we all wanted to be teetering on the tips of our toes, like we were on the top of the world.

Reality check - turns out, we should’ve listened to our elders. Blinded by the façade of longer looking legs, we ignored the single most important benefit of low heels (and the pain of our bunions) which is comfort. We’re not claiming they cause no issues at all (if it’s not even slightly impractical is it still fashion?), but compared to the 8cm and above heel heights we’re used to, swapping to low heels is like a walk in the park.

Lucky for us, designers have cottoned on to comfort level and are coming out with some seriously cute kitten heels that are making this stunted silhouette more socially acceptable. Still not convinced? Shop the edit and drop it low.

News
|7 Aug 2017

Drop It Low

Take your heel height down a notch.
THE ICONIC
7 Aug 2017
Share:

It's official, kitten heels have made a comeback. In fact, we can’t get enough of the adorable little designs – they lift us just enough so we feel like we’re wearing something fancier than flats, but not so much that we can’t function without taking a seat every few seconds.

Flashback five years and we would've shuddered at the mere suggestion to choose a more sensible shoe. The only women that wore a low heel were nannas, and even then, we assumed it was only because they were on the verge of breaking a hip if they wore anything higher. There was nothing appealing about being lifted a few fingers off the ground; we all wanted to be teetering on the tips of our toes, like we were on the top of the world.

Reality check - turns out, we should’ve listened to our elders. Blinded by the façade of longer looking legs, we ignored the single most important benefit of low heels (and the pain of our bunions) which is comfort. We’re not claiming they cause no issues at all (if it’s not even slightly impractical is it still fashion?), but compared to the 8cm and above heel heights we’re used to, swapping to low heels is like a walk in the park.

Lucky for us, designers have cottoned on to comfort level and are coming out with some seriously cute kitten heels that are making this stunted silhouette more socially acceptable. Still not convinced? Shop the edit and drop it low.

THE ICONIC
Fashion Team
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