I think as women we're raised loving high heels: We're photographed walking around in mom's or grandma's shoes as little girls, we buy our first pair of one-inch kittens for the father-daughter dance, and our college closet is stocked with pumps for every occasion.
Now let's pause for a moment and talk about something else: stilettos. I can't walk in them to save my life. I would faceplant. I can see wearing these sky-high spikes if you had no nerve endings in your feet (or were eager to lose said nerve endings), but for the rest of us, it just seems hopeless. Now now, don’t you fret, you fashionistas you! I have the stiletto solution EVERY style savvy mom has been waiting for ...
Wear the heels anyway. Just skip the height, the super thick platform, and the headache and slip into a pair of heels you can actually get from place-to-place in. You can make every sacrifice in the book, but don't skimp on being stylish. You're a hot mama!
To prove my point, check out these six stiletto, platform, and sky-high wedge inspired pumps and their more reasonable, fashionable stem swaps. It's an easy fix to make when you know what to shop for!
Well, whattaya think? Would you wear sky-high heels every day?
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What woman doesn't own a pair of sexy red-hot heels? The platforrm tanks (left) are a wee bit high for me. The pair on the right completely nix the platform toe altogether and provide more ankle support, which means you can strut your smokin' hot stems in these red shoes at dinner with your beau.
Shop the Dollhouse Kammy Pump ($34.95) from DSW.
Shop the Calie Heel ($39.99) from Jessica Simpson Collection.