I’m a flat-shoes girl mostly out of comfort, but I’ve slowly been warming up to heeled boots. They’re sturdier, cozier, and overall much more appealing than normal heels supported by flimsy sticks (though useful, perhaps, for sudden combat). I long associated Clarks with practical, boring shoes, mainly because I’ve only been in their stores with my parents (sorry, Mom and Dad). So last winter when my roommate got a pair of cute heeled booties, I did a double take when she told them they were from Clarks! Then I bought the same pair because I figured she wasn’t the type to hate me for copying her.
These babies have soft cushioning inside them, so my feet feel loved and supported. I assume cushioning is common for Clarks, but not as far as my shoes go. Remember when I told you I almost only wear flats? Yeah, zero support. I also like that the heels are ever-so-slightly slanted; on the other end of the stick-to-block spectrum, I'm also not a fan of chunky, rectangular-shaped heels. I want my heels to be chic but sturdy, which these definitely are. Also, this is the only pair of pointed-toe shoes I have ever owned that I liked (rounded toes are usually my jam), but the pointedness works better here and makes a sophisticated statement. The laces add a nice touch, and I haven't had any problems with them coming undone.
I usually wear them with tights, à la in my review photo, and they're stupidly comfortable to wear all day. I have yet to find socks that are thin enough, don't show, and also don't slide off my feet, but that clearly hasn't stopped me from wearing them all the time. I love these booties to pieces. And at 5'5", wearing heels that I don't want to fling off after 30 minutes makes me feel like I can take on the whole damn world. (PS: I got my regular size, a 6.5, and they fit perfectly!) —Sarah Han
Get them from Amazon for $17.99–$104.97 (available in black and gray suede, sizes 5–11).