Have you noticed how mid-heel footwear has managed to usurp attention off the beloved stiletto to magically win the hearts of footwear lovers? In fact, it’s as if the world of fashion cannot get enough and is crying for more because the trend is just so good.
Why on earth are people trading their stilettos for kitten heels? What could possibly be more appealing about a 1.5 inch shoe?
If you’re having these thoughts, you’re certainly not alone (whether you’re into 3 inch shoes or not). According to multiple fashion houses around the globe, these are three main reason why shorter heels are better performers than their higher counterparts.
The mere sight of a kitten heel reassures me that I can safely and happily make it through the day with minimal ‘damage’ to my feet and dignity.
The same is true for more women who have become less willing to sacrifice their comfort and practicality for ‘style’.
Shop this pair of kitten heel courts at Zara.
We’re secretly addicted to 'ugly chic'
The world of fashion is known to never shy away from embracing ugly chic and turning it into profitable trends. The current mid-heel revolution bares testament to that as sales of these varying short styles viciously make their way to the top of global sales reports.
Shop this pair at Zara.
Or add some colour and buy this pair, R529 from Spree.
Lastly, we’re caught up in a blissful '90s nostalgia, and looking to style icons such as Princess Diana (she made the pointed-toe slingback look chic), for daily outfit inspiration.
Head over to H&M for these slingbacks, R429.
Classic black mid heels, MRP, R159.99.
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