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Love the way a killer pair of heels elevates your holiday look but find yourself screaming bloody murder about 10 minutes into the party? You're not alone. Wall-leaners, seat-dwellers, ladies in the corner holding, yes, holding your high-heel shoes — we commiserate with you and understand the dilemma. You looked damn fine in that caged, stiletto bootie standing at home in front of the mirror, but now, all you want in this world is to dance in shoes (on your feet, not in your hands) without tearing up or drinking your way to semi-okay foot numbness. Seriously, we got you.
Up ahead, 21 pairs of steppers to give you a whole lot of height but never ever any pain, from a pair of Proenza Schouler cutout kitten d'orsays to a seriously affordable pair of colorblocked metallic platforms you'll be doing the happy dance — because, well you can now. No whining or hobbling included.
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