But if years of trying to survive in heels have taught us anything, it’s that they don’t have to be bad for your body. Many brands are attempting to bolster their heels with padding, support and additional technology that’ll be easier on your tootsies.
Here are our picks for this holiday party season to keep you dancing instead of crying:
The price tag of these babies is warranted, we promise. With “responsive energy foam,” “achilles padding,” and an “extended leather outsole,” there’s not much of a break-in period with these.
The wide fit on these ensures your toes aren’t going to be screaming for mercy at the end of the night while the giant block heel and ankle-wrap will keep you standing tall (or, at least, sturdy while you’re droppin’ it low).
We like the texture on these, but we love the flexible, padded footbed on them even more.