It’s all fine and good to spend the day dreaming over stilettos with backbreaking heels and platforms as tall as my pinkie finger, but when it comes down to what shoes a woman will put on every morning to start the day, the vast majority aren’t reaching for a footwear fantasy.
That doesn’t mean that women who need wearable, walkable daytime shoes don’t want something attractive and luxurious – just the opposite. One of the most difficult, if not the most difficult, task in shoemaking is trying to make fashion and function intersect in the same shoe, and many designers abandoned the pursuit long ago. If you still want a cute boot that allows you to walk around the mall for hours once the weather turns cold, may I suggest the Chie Mihara Amanecer Shearling Boots.
The boots have a 3.5 inch heel and a 3/4 inch covered platform, which means that the total rise of the heels is less than three inches. Not only that, but the heel is sturdy and wide to give you lots of support while you’re traipsing around wherever it is you wish to traipse. The grey color will look great layered over dark indigo denim, but if you wish to go tights-only, there’s sheering inside to keep your legs warm. This pair may not appeal to people who only wear sky-high heels, but that just means there’s more for the rest of us. Fun fact: “amanecer” means roughly “to break dawn” to Spanish. Buy through ShopBop for $780.