Rocking high heels at work is no easy task. If the horror of commuting and running around in heels higher than an inch puts you off from wearing a pair of stylin’ black pumps, then keep on reading. You can pick shoes that are both office-appropriate and night-out ready– and it doesn’t take much to find a great pair. Here’s our guide to picking the most comfortable black pumps for work!
Although it sounds obvious, we cannot accentuate this more: do not go for that cute, fancy pair if they feel too small for you. Remember, you may not be the same size for every shoe, every time, either. Going a half or full size up will give your toes the space to move.
While pointy shoes can make that office outfit sharp, there are more comfortable choices for an entire day of office errands. Think of getting a pair of truly comfy black pumps with almond toes. The round shape is the closest thing to the shape of your toes, allowing them to be in a more natural position.
Open vs. Closed
The selection of open and closed cap heels in black is insane – but don’t just go for any of these. With open cap pumps, your feet carry the weight of your body, putting a lot of pressure on your sole. If you’re looking for comfortable black pumps to spend your day in without the thought of secretly hiding them under your desk, choose closed cap toes.
Embrace the fear of heights
While picking your perfect comfortable black pumps, remember not to go too high – a maximum of two inches is recommended by podiatrists, as it won’t put unnecessary pressure on bones. Still feeling that your favorite pencil skirt would work with something higher? Here’s a trick: get high heels with a thick wedge bottom. Although they are often quite high, they are more sturdy and, notably, there’s less of a difference in surface area between your toes and your heel.
Get a stable base
Instead of choosing thin heels, consider a more stable option. Thicker heels make it easier to keep your balance (so you won’t be watching your every step while rushing to a meeting/lunch/escape).
Put your feet up… on a cushion
Often underestimated and forgotten, a simple addition of a cushioning pad can make your high heel tolerance far more impressive. Giving you well-adjusted support instead of placing the balance in random places, shoe inserts can make your pumps the pair of shoes that you never want to take off.
Have a pair of comfortable black pumps that you wear to work? Where did you get them? What did you look for? Share your ideas below!