They’re just a brilliant invention—all of the height of regular heels, with just a fraction of the discomfort. I wear them all summer, pretty much everywhere, because flats make me feel like a cow and flip flops are strictly for weekends and walking the dog. But summer is hell on shoes, and right now I’ve got exactly two pairs in rotation: one new, and one survivor from last year that’s fading fast. Here are a few possible successors. All chosen for their not-too-highness and supreme walkability.
This one comes off all chic and understated in an expensive French girl way—and yet it is Steve Madden and just as affordable as you please.
Platform clogs are crazy-loud—seriously, you can hear yourself galumphing down the street in them—but you can’t beat them on the whole super-casual-and-extra-cute front.
Sorry, but I think these are awesome.
You’re not going to win any sexy points wearing this fairly subdued pair from APC, but that can’t always be the endgame.
Similarly not-hot, but also not without its charms: this black-and-blue pair by Rachel Comey.