Block heels are a blessing for your feet, fusing comfort and style for the ultimate day-to-night shoe hero. And right now there has never been a better time to shop this foot-friendly trend.
Pioneered by both the fash pack and savvy A-listers alike (it goes without saying that Alexa Chung is already leading this heel revolution, obvs), the block heel is fast becoming THE footwear essential for any style maven worth her salt. And with so many fantastic high street stores jumping on the block heel bandwagon, we’re confident in saying that there really is a pair for everyone.
For those of you wishing to remain quite low to the floor in terms of heel height, M&S have a great selection of court style shoes that nail the block trend without compromising your ankles. The cute patent courts with the oh so chic tortoiseshell heel are begging to be worn with a heavy pleated midi skirt and a ribbed jersey sweater. Brunch date? Pair the same shoes with thick tights and a dark floral tea dress for the ultimate flirty outfit. Miss Chung would be SO proud.
And as usual, high street pioneer Topshop has come up trumps with all things block – from mid height Gatsby-esque Mary Janes to chunky caged sandals, Topshop has managed to create a block heel for every occasion. We’re all about the vintage vibes, and Topshop’s multi-buckle midi heels are ticking all our fash boxes. Perfect for creating an instant workwear update, these cute shoes will give any office tailoring instant ’60s appeal.
So take a look at some of our favourite block heel picks from the high street, and decide on how high or low you want to go! As if we need any excuse to go shoe shopping…
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