High Heels are the Worst (and What to Wear Instead)

I wish I was one of those girls who can confidently strap on a pair of stilettos and walk comfortably. Alas, I am admittedly one of those poor gals who finds it extremely difficult to walk in high heels. I used to be a dancer, so I don’t think it’s a lack of grace. However, you will always find me in flats because I just can’t bear the embarrassment of wobbling around in heels.

When I found this video by blogger Akilah Hughes entitled, “5 Fun New Ways to Walk in Heels,” I felt like I had been slightly vindicated. Looks like I’m not the only one who might struggle pulling off a sexy, heel walk.

So, if you happen to look like a mess when wearing heels, here are some adorable substitute options for still looking fabulous. DSW is a great place to head for a huge selection and amazing prices. Plus, you can use a discount at checkout for even more saving opportunities! Here are just a few options for heel alternatives.


These Not Rated Rookie Oxfords can bring a fresh twist to an outfit in which you otherwise might have worn heels. Unexpected and trendy (without scrunching your toes!).


The CL By Laundry Bethanie Pumps give you a classic, pulled-together look without leaving you with aching feet all night. Plus, the adorable bow and gold accent make you look like the classy lady you are.


The Kelly and Katie Blossom Wedges are great for keeping your feet pain-free, and this combo of crochet and cork is ideal for spring.


A fancy brunch with the girls no longer requires you to hobble around in heels that cause horrific blisters. Instead, don a pair of these adorable Zigi Soho Dangle Ballet Flats so you can stay comfy.


These Jessica Simpson Julia Flat Sandals show off the still-trendy gladiator style, and they allow you to attend events where you can actually walk more than five steps without writhing in pain.

So, if you can pull off heels, more power to you. But if you’re like me, wear these painless styles with pride!

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