Saturday, 13 April 2013

Killer Heels to Catch the Bus In – 12 Perfect Leg Lengthening Pairs.

Jimmy Choo Lace and Glitter Finish SandalsWho doesn’t love to wear killer heels – shoes or sandals with sky high heels that make your legs look longer, make you feel and walk taller, and look sexy whatever you pair them with.  All of the shoes here are neutral as befits a) spring and summer and b) those who want their legs to look longer as opposed to a contrast colour, clunky heel or gladiator straps.

Carvela Peep Toe Stiletto Killer Heel LK Bennett Cut-Out Court Dune Stiletto Silver Strappy Sandal 

Most killer heels you can’t actually walk in.  Yes you can slide across the seat and out of the car on arrival.  Yes you can walk elegantly down the stairs in them.  But travel any distance in them and you’ll be crippled if not for life at least for the evening and the following day.  Most likely you’ll end up slipping them off when you most want to walk tall because quite frankly you’ll be in such pain you’ll have given up caring.

Karen Millen jewel sandalKaren Millen Assymetric SandalOscar de la Renta Multi-Strap Sandals

On the subject of height there are also some ridiculously high platform shoes out there which, let’s face it, if you fall over in them you’ll probably break an ankle, not to mention the fact that they look completely over the top.

Dune High Heel Peep Toe Court Shoe Patent Slingback Sandal Max Mara Nude and Gold Sandal

Onwards.   One of the things I do when buying a new pair of killer heels is test the foot-bed – ie; how much padding there is.  And if you buy an expensive pair with leather soles expect walking to be more tiring.  It can be hard to tell when buying online, but shoes with platforms and certain brands have recognised that you may want a bit more support if you’re going to be able to travel anywhere on foot in their shoes.

Dune Heeled SandalTruth or Dare Beige Sandal
It’s hard to tell a pair of designer heels from a pair of less expensive ones a great deal of the time and with many designers having brought out diffusion ranges of shoes which bear their name but are less expensive you may prefer to invest in several pairs you can walk in from different labels.