The last few seasons have seen a lot of more 'sensible' heeled shoes. This season in particular, the go-to ballet flat has been given a bit of a lift with the return of the block heel, which is great for those of us who put comfort first and are not a fan of wearing regular style high heels.
With a rounded toe, the block heel really gives a classic and sophisticated look, that really suits a cropped flared trouser, and more contemporary styles of clothing.
Besides looking great, there are many other reasons to love block-heeled ballerina pumps. They're very comfortable. The sturdiness of the block heel makes them easy to walk in, and the comfort of the ballet pump will allow you to wear them all day long.
I love a good pair of smart flat shoes - but these offers the best of both worlds. Here are 3 of the best block-heeled ballerinas currently in stores across a range of price points, and in lovely bright colours.
Everlane is a brand I have recently discovered, based in the US but with international shipping. I had to include them here as I love the colour so much and want some for myself! Everlane describes this shoe as 'The heel you can walk in. All damn day'. The elasticised heel makes them super comfortable. I love them in this 'Citron Suede' colour, but they're available in a range of other colours too.
This is a heeled version of the now classic Chloe Lauren ballet pump. These teal green ones are the epitome of style, but they come in a number of colours. Italian craftsmanship meets femininity with the scallop-edge and round toe silhouette.
Give your look a lift while staying comfortable with a pair of block-heeled ballerinas.
Lizzie Edwards is a leading London based Personal Stylist and Image Consultant for women over 35.