The 6 Most Comfortable Mid-Heel Party Shoes In the World

I'm probably the world's most vocal advocate of comfortable shoes—but I would never, ever mean the kind that you're thinking of. Flats are pretty much off the menu 24/7 (at 5'1", it's a given), and I loathe scrimping on style, so the quest is eternally on for me to find fashionable heels that cause zero pain—the kind that I can work in, and walk in, for hours on end while still ticking all of the season's boxes. It's not an easy task, but someone has to do it. 

I won't bore you with all of my foot-related history (suffice to say, two fractures are quite enough), but over the years I've developed a kind of sensible shoe radar because teetering is not chic. I can spot a comfortable pair of heels from a mile off, and I've learnt to rely on certain brands and silhouettes or finishes to help me deal with my sartorial woes. 

So, as the wedding and party season is now in full swing (and today is #TuesdayShoesday), I thought it a good time to impart some of my wisdom. Below are all shoes I either own or have bought in a very similar style. Scroll down to see and shop the high heels I rate the most for comfort and style… And prepare to dance the night away.

If you're looking for more shoes to complete your summer line-up, check out our edit of the best sandals for every trend.

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