As Millennials Got Busier, Our Heels Got Lower
Take a quick moment to think of the unrealistically (but beautiful) high heels sitting in a dusty pile at the bottom of your wardrobe that you swore you'd "wear with everything." There's a good chance they haven't passed the cost-per-wear rule. But don't feel guilty, because we're all in the same boat. It's a reality: High heels are a dying breed.
We've previously noted an "ugly" shoe trend, the kitten heel, along with block heels and every other type of comfortable mid-heel has boomed in sales in the last year, with good reason. In an article by Business of Fashion, data proved mid-heel styles are selling out quicker in 2017, with the number increasing by 71 percent in 2017. In the same period, full-price sell-throughs of high heels decreased by 36 percent. Natalie Kingham, buying director at Matches Fashion cements the above facts, "Socially, an uber-high heel doesn't feel very empowering, and the shift to flats and a lower heel height reflects the current social and economic mood—a move towards comfort and styles which fit easily into our increasingly fast-paced lives."
So is this the end of an era of classic stilettos for the office? For comfort sake, we're not upset about it. Who needs a second pair of shoes to change into for an event after work when you can invest well and find a pair that'll take you from meeting to meeting, desk to bar, and appointment to lunch? After all, mid-heels are just as lust-worthy.
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