"To put it plainly, I'm not a huge fan of heels, but, when I saw these highly-reviewed Everlane Day Heels, I fell...well, head over heels! That two-inch block heel? Totally after my comfy-first philosophy! I love that they come in *so many* colors, as well as suede, soft leather, and patent finishes. I got the navy suede because it's not quite black, but it's dark enough to hide little scruffs, and it's still easy to pair with just about everything in my wardrobe: jeans, dresses, and basically everything else in my wardrobe (I didn't realize there were so many blue tones in it, lol).
So, let's talk about wear. My first thought after I slipped these puppers on was, 'HOLY SHIT, are these really heels? They don't feel like any heels I've ever worn, period. They're so comfortable.' I knew the heel would be low, but I didn't expect them to actually feel like flats. And the best part is — drumroll, please — the elasticized backs are SO soft and stretchy (the little loop also makes it super easy to get a snug fit), that there were no blisters/rubbing/anything on the back of my heel and the bony part of my achilles (anatomy isn't my strong point, sorry). Usually the backs of my heels are war zones of overlapping bandages for the first five times I wear a new pair of shoes before they are painfully broken in. I did have to loosen up the front parts of the shoes a bit with the 'ol thick-socks-and-blowdryer-trick, but that took all but a minute. I walked around in them all day long with no problem and actually felt sad about having to take them off when I got home — so, yeah, these are what I call 'game changers.' Even though I'll still keep my flats in rotation, I felt more sophisticated and purposeful walking around the office when I have my Day Heels on — they make me feel like a Real Professional Adult Woman, and a few, much-needed inches taller at that! Bless you, Everlane." —Sarah Han
Get them from Everlane for $145 ($305 traditional retail, available in sizes 5-11 and 13 colors).