Hands up if you have a love/hate relationship with heels. A bitter survivor of many a toe-squishing occasion, I’m right there with you. After years of conflicted feelings—the temptation of shiny new sky-highs always seems to win out—it was only recently, midway through a spirited ceilidh dance at a Scottish wedding that I thought to myself, It may be time to hang up the heels.
I’m sure occasions will arise when I’ll fall back on my trusty 2-inch stilettos, but for now, I’ve resolved to find flat alternatives to my fail-safe going-out shoes that still feel elegant and dressy. As it turns out, there are a lot of options to choose from.