Heels are pretty to look at, but often, the wearing experience is a less perfect one. Thankfully, the big trend in footwear now is the block heel. Not only can you remain comfortable, you’re given better balance without having to forgo the height boost. No more changing into more comfortable flats at your office desk, because these 15 block heels are standout shoes in every way.
1. $59.90, from Bershka
A low-heeled pair of mules can come across as dowdy, but this pair incorporates a transparent lucite heel and stops it from being matronly. Pair it with wide-legged pants to get to work in ease.
2. $49.90, from Charles & Keith
Thanks to its square-front shape and the use of muted colours, this shoe is perfect to wear to the office. Avoid midi-length skirts as the hem line might clash with the ankle strap placement.
3. $69.90, from Charles & Keith
Office shoes don’t have to be boring, and an easy tip is to incorporate some texture or print into your heel. Here, this pair encases a sprig of dried flowers into the transparent heel, so it’s both romantic and a little fun at the same time.
4. $63.90, from Dorothy Perkins
Fresh white can help to modernise a look easily, and a simple way to inject some white into your outfit is through your footwear. Choose one with some texture (like the laser-cut details here) so it’s not too plain.
5. $63.90, from Dorothy Perkins
We love a little flash of metallic, especially with our party clothes. This silver pair does that trick perfectly.
6. $64.95, from H&M
Going out to a party this weekend? Strap into a pair of espadrille heels that come with a built-in platform (which means a less painful arch!) and pair with a light blue dress or some roomy denim jeans.
7. $64.95, from H&M
Exude business vibes in a pointed pump. The casual nature of the linen fabric gets a serious injection of glam thanks to the gold toe cap, so play it up with a selection of matching gold jewellery.
8. $99.90, from Mango
The salmon pink colour of these sandals work perfectly with similar shades. Try it on with a red blouse or an orange skirt for an interesting tonal look.
9. $99.90, from Mango
One of the more interesting heels shapes this season, the block heel gets reimagined with a circular shape and a mixture of materials. Pair it with a white shirt and a grey skirt for a minimalist take on office wear.
10. $69.90, from Pedro
Thanks to the dressy twisted panels on the front and the sculptural heel in the back, let this shoe be the statement piece in your OOTD and scale back on the rest of your pieces.
11. $69.90, from Pedro
The gladiator sandal gets a modern update with a golden block heel. The center strap running down the front of your shoe is also great for longer-looking legs.
12. $79.90, from Topshop
If you’re not afraid of a higher heel, try these platform shoes on for your next party look. Keep it simple by wearing it with your LBD and a red lippie colour.
13. $89.90, from Topshop
Sock boots are a huge trend this season, but why settle for the discomfort of a spindly stiletto heel when you can get more comfort out of a block heel. Because it looks more athletic as a shoe, try avoiding anything else that is too sporty. Instead, use it to add a dash of cool to a pair of tailored pants and a boyfriend shirt.
14. $59.90, from Zara
We absolutely love these satin-covered sandals! From the front, they look like a regular pair of sandals in a soft shade of blush, but the heel reveals a fun twist to the shoe. Use the pink in the heel to find a print that incorporates that same colour, and wear the print in the form of a dress or a blouse.
15. $69.90, from Zara
Perfect for the workplace, wear it with a pair of grey tweed trousers or a checkered blazer for that “power lady boss” vibe.