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The Best Of Both Worlds: Comfortable & Stylish Heels

There’s nothing like stepping out in a new pair of shoes.

I love shoe shopping, (a little too much depending on who you ask), and there’s just something about getting to wear a fierce new pair of heels that gives me a little extra boost of day-long confidence. But as fellow fashion aficionados know, sometimes it takes a little bit of work to truly break a new pair of kicks in—in severe cases we may even find our feet covered in brand new blisters in the first few days of wear.

Recently, Glamour reported that Queen Elizabeth II actually has staff designated to break her shoes in for her. Can you imagine? 🙂 As one of her favorite designers Stuart Parvin notes, the Queen’s shoes must always be event-ready.

“Her shoes have to be immediately comfortable…she does get someone to wear them. The Queen can never say, ‘I’m uncomfortable, I can’t walk any more.’ She has the right to have someone wear them in.”

Well, I don’t know about you, but I can’t afford to employ someone to wear my new shoes for me. So how can we avoid the painful process of breaking in a new pair of heels? When it comes to footwear, we don’t always immediately juxtapose the terms comfort and style. Sometimes, we may think we have to choose a pair of shoes that have either one or the other attributes—a pair of shoes can’t truly be comfortable and fashionable, can they?

There’s no reason we can’t have the best of both worlds. From classic pumps to sundress-worthy sandals, here are some new heels at ShoeMall that are sure to give you instant style and comfort.

Comfort-Focused & Style-Right Heels

Naturalizer Ideal Pump

Shop: Naturalizer Ideal Pump

 The long hours spent in uncomfortable heels are over. You’ll breeze through your workday in total comfort thanks to Naturalizer’s custom N5 Comfort System cushioned footbed. Pair that with buttery-soft leather and a just-right heel height and you’re guaranteed a fashionable, easy-to-wear pump to take you through a day at the office and beyond.

Born Lio Sandal

Shop: Born Lio Sandal

Naturally stylish. For over a decade, Born shoes have helped redefine footwear. With quality craftsmanship and an eye for style, the team at Born understands the shoe lover’s need for cushioned comfort and trendy detail. If you’re looking for a summer sandal that offers a bit of height, versatility and gorgeous style, the Lio is your answer. On-trend woven fabric combines with a generously padded footbed, Opanka hand-sewn construction and a daring, yet wearable 4″ textured wedge. This sandal exudes fashion-forward style and quality comfort.

Volatile Medial Sandal

Shop: Volatile Medial Sandal

This glam sandal is perfect for day or night. A classic thong-style sandal, it’s still evening-appropriate thanks to gorgeous beaded detail that adds instant elegance to your outfit. An EVA cushioned insole lends the comfort you need for a day of shopping or an evening on the dance floor. No break-in time required! 🙂

Naturalizer Clava Pump

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If a traditionally-styled pump is what you’re looking for, the Clava from Naturalizer is a great choice. Classic sophistication abounds, while the supple leather upper and N5 Comfort System cushioned insole ensure long-lasting comfort. Choose from an array of colors to match your versatile wardrobe…Or grab a pair in every color! 🙂

Aerosoles Trade Secret Sandal

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There’s no secret this sandal’s a style winner. Soft synthetic material in a beautiful shade of red is sure to give your summer look a bold edge. And you can’t go wrong in the comfort department either. Aerosoles shoes are known for comfort, thanks to a generous amount of cushion in the insole.

Jambu Paprika Sandal

Shop: Paprika Sandal

A great sandal for the stylish adventure seeker. Are you heading out on a summer vacation, and looking for a comfortable, yet stylish pair of shoes? The Paprika from Jambu is the essential travel companion. Featuring an endlessly-comfortable Memory Foam footbed and wearable 2-1/2″ heel, this leather sandal is a great pick for site seeing and dressed up evenings.

Photo Credit: Summer Shoes