What are the best shoes to wear for high heel newbies?
- Wedge Heels
- Kitten Heels
- Spool Heels
- Peep Toe Heels
- Gladiator Heels
- Chunky Heels
High heels, besides sandals in the Philippines, are one of the most popular footwear for women. It is multipurpose because there is a style for all sorts of events; formal and casual.
This footwear was originally created for Persian men in the 10th century because they wore them to battle, while Europeans wore them to ride horses better in the 17th century. Heels are now considered women’s wear and there are many stylish options that you can find in the market today.
If you are new to wearing heels, these are the different types you should know about.
Wedge heels are a type of platform shoe that was created in the 1930s by Italian designer Salvatore Ferragamo. Unlike other heels, the sole on the bottom shoes is the complete heel. Thus, it feels and looks bulkier than its other footwear counterparts. But because the heel is very thick, it is also very easy on the ankles for the size adds much-needed balance to your legs.
Kitten heels have made a comeback from the 90s, as women in 2019 are looking for more practical options for their daily attire. These piece of footwear are the heels you can wear at casual or everyday events, just like sandals in the Philippines. They are that comfortable. These shoes are easy on the feet mainly because the heel in the back is not uncomfortably high, usually being 1 inch to 2 inches in height at most.
Because of their practical and comfortable design, these shoes go with almost any outfit. Kitten heels look especially great with denim pants, pencil skirts, long dresses, and corporate wear.
Spool heels are aptly called because of the footwear’s spool-shaped heel. The sole on top of the heel is the widest part and as you go down, the shape becomes thinner until it reaches the bottom. It was originally designed for men. Because of the shape of their heel, this is also another type of footwear which is great to wear from the morning to evening. Furthermore, these will look great in an office setting and other formal functions.
Peep Toe Heels
Peep toe heels are basically shoes that have a hole in the front, to expose your toes. It must have been one of the first shoe styles to have been created, because of the peep toe aesthetic dates back to Ancient Greece and Rome. They became super popular in the 1950s thanks to pinup girls like Marilyn Monroe.
Now, they are trending again because women enjoy dressing up in vintage attires and peep toe heels help them accomplish that. But this footwear will go with any outfit and accessories in the Philippines, as long as you want to look very feminine. Additionally, they are best worn on the days when you plan to go out and weather that is not too cold.
Gladiator heels do not look great just as footwear for your Greek costume during Halloween. Thanks to the addition of a heel, what was originally plain sandals, are now fashionable shoes for women. These heels are one of the more unique looking ones out there because it holds multiple straps, and when together, they can reach to almost your knees. For example, some Gladiator heel’s straps reach around 2 inches above the ankles.
Since gladiator heels look more on the edgy side, wearing them with dresses above the knee and gold accessories in the Philippines would make a great contrast.
Chunky heels are basically footwear with square-shaped heels and on the thicker side. The original chunky heel, called the Pilgrim Pump, was planned by the shoe designer Roger Viver in 1965. It was created in mind to have comfortable edges, but also display a free-spirited and playful spirit.
Now, chunky heels have become more elevated by looking a lot more feminine and glamorous enough for night-outs. While the chunky heels are now meant to be worn for special events, these still keep the practical spirit of the 1965 version. Chunky heels feel more comfortable than other common footwear used for special events (e.g. stilettos). The chunky heel gives more stability to your feet because it has more surface than a pointier one. Additionally, its size makes you less prone to tripping.
High heels have come a long way and are a staple piece for every woman’s wardrobe. As a newbie, it is important to know all the different types of high heels out there because each allows you to explore different parts of yourself in terms of fashion. Each footwear has a point that makes it not only unique but also beautiful. Explore many types and put your fashion-foot forward!
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