On a quest to find the most comfortable heels, I tested over 40 pairs on the streets of NYC — here are the 11 best ones.
I live in New York City, so I'm always walking. Most days, I walk about two to three miles between walking my dog, running errands on foot, and walking to and from the train. Because NYC requires so much walking, most people's everyday uniform includes some sort of sneaker. But not me. Not only am I always trying to add a little bit of height, I'm also always walking around in dresses during the summer. And no matter how trendy the dress and sneakers look is, I would much prefer to wear heels.
So I embarked upon the ultimate test: the quest to find the most comfortable heels in every category. After trying dozens upon dozens of different heels (and getting dozens upon dozens of blisters), I've finally found the best of the best.
Best wedding heel: Elizee Fiorella Sandal
Heel height: 3.75 inches
At nearly four inches with a three-inch pitch, these shoes look a little intimidating — but don't let that fool you. They're super lightweight, with a cushioned insole and a thick strap that wraps around your ankle for stability.
When I wore them for the first time, I was blown away by the construction. This is a true stiletto heel. And yet, I didn't feel any of the discomfort of basically walking around on my tippy-toes for hours.
It's a little on the pricier side, but it's a perfect choice for a wedding — whether it be yours or one you're attending as a guest. It has the rare combination of being a classic, formal stiletto while also being a shoe that you can dance in all night.
Fit notes: When I first tried this, I had buckled it too loosely around my ankle. It felt much less comfortable because my foot was wiggling around too much. Make sure you fasten these on tightly (even tighter than you think you need to) for the best fit.