(Closed) high end heels that are comfy?

posted 5 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
713 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Depends on the foot I suppose. Louboutins are notoriously uncomfortable but I do fine in them. I’m rocking a pair of 4 incher stillettos (elipli) at work right now and i’m OK. In terms of really comfortable Yves St. Laurent tributes and tribtoo’s have really good ratings for comfort. I own a pair that are 5.5 inches and they’re so easy to walk in. My favorite every day pumps are Gucci, because of their thick heal. I’ve never really liked Monolo or Choo, so I have no experience with those brands! 

Post # 4
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Cole Haan has ridiculously comfortable heels (they teamed up with Nike)…I know they aren’t in the same playing field as LBs, Choo, and Monolo, but I love them!

Post # 5
3371 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I think it very much depends on the shape of your foot. I have wide-ish feet and I find Louboutins horribly painful and ill-fitting. On the other hand, Jimmy Choos are incredibly comfortable (even with six inch heels). Manolos, Dior, Bally, Chanel are all good for me.

Post # 6
231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I totally agree about the Cole Haans with the Nike Air technology.  I wore a pair from the Ceci Rose line for the cocktails and reception part of my wedding and they were super comfy, especially for dancing!  (I wore my fancy, sparkly, less comfortable shoes for the ceremony and photos).  Here’s a photo of the Cole Haans.

Post # 7
905 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

To me, Louboutin’s are like torture. My feet are average width, but are too wide for them. The moment I stand up in a pair it hurts. If your feet run narrow, you could give them a shot.

I swear by Jimmy Choo’s Clue model. They’re 4+ inch heels with a small front platform and I find them SO comfortable. They run about $650-700, depending on the material.

I have a pair of Ferragamos that are also very comfortable. They are only 2 inch heels, though, so I can’t speak to their higher models. 

I’ve never had my feet in any YSLs or Manolos, though, sorry.

I suggest hitting up a Neiman Marcus or a Nordstrom shoe salon and just trying on a bunch of different brands and styles. 

And yes! Cole Haan makes comfy heels, too! I’ve got a great pair of 4 inch slingbacks that I can wear for hours (and did to a wedding recently).

Post # 8
114 posts
Blushing bee

I find Prada to be the most comfortable heels I’ve ever had on my foot. I have a pair that are 3.5″ heel with a .5″ platform and they feel like walking on air. I could run in them!

Post # 9
77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I agree with most bees here that Louboutins are very narrow and not comfortable on wider feet.  I have no experience with Choo but I find my prada and valentino heels very comfortable.  Valentino has really cute styles that will pop for your wedding day… Prada are a tad more classic and professional looking…


Post # 10
463 posts
Helper bee

I’ve never bought a really high end shoe like Louboutin, Manolo, etc. but I’ve tried them on and found them just as torturous as they look. IMO with “name” or “status” shoes like that, you’re paying for the name and the look, NOT for comfort (or even necessarily quality).

You do have to pay for comfort and quality, but you’re more likely to find it in the high end but not “status-y” brands like Cole Haan. I recently got some of their Nike air wedges, and I can walk miles in them without discomfort.

Post # 11
685 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I swear by Jimmy Choos.

But I’m kinda tall and I have to walk a lot that day, so I’ve only got 1 inch heels, I just decided to go with a comfort brand and even added some insoles.  I bet I can jog in my wedding shoes.


Post # 12
4476 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m a cheapskate, so the most comfy pair of heels I own are low end.  Really low end – the Payless Comfort Plus line.  I know, they don’t have the cachet of Manolos or Jimmy Choos, but at $20 they do what I need them to.

Post # 13
68 posts
Worker bee

I don’t think any heel is comfy. After a while your feet will hurt. I think the best thing to do is having sandals or flats to change when they start to hurt. Its your day you want to enjoy it!

Post # 14
388 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Cole Haan

Post # 15
2055 posts
Buzzing bee

@mousepeach:  I am far too lazy to list them all. So I am just going to link this thread where I listed a bunch of designers that I find comfy: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/which-designer-do-you-recommend-for-wedding-shoes#axzz2TJB0e19I

In addition to the ones I listed, you should check out:

  • Dolce Vita (I’ve worn these around SF with little problem–aside from the steep hills)
  • Donald J Pliner
  • Prada (right up there with Miu Mius for me)
  • Chanel (find the right pair, and you can wear them for hours on end)
  • Velvet Angels
  • Kate Spade (wedges)
  • L.A.M.B (avoid if you aren’t used to tall heels)
  • Proenza Schouler
  • Casadei
  • Jean-Michael Cazabat (tends to run big)
  • Corso Como (perfect work pumps)
  • Via Spiga (made by the same manufacturer as Louboutins, but not as expensive since they aren’t well-known)

Post # 16
104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

+1 for Jimmy Choos!!! I just bought a pair of the Evelyn peep-toe pumps for my wedding. I wore them recently at a gala, and danced in them for 4 hours without any pain! These shoes run true to size, and I found the toebox to be perfect for my feet (I have regular width feet, but I found Loubs to be way too tight in the toebox). The heel on the Evelyns are 3.5″, which I found to be the perfect height for me (high enough for some pizazz, but not too high).



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