I Don't Wear Heels, But I'm Willing to Compromise for These 32 Boots


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I'm not one to compromise when it comes to comfortable footwear. New York City commuting, double ankle surgery, and a few too many wrong steps off the curb keep me humble when it comes to heel heights. So I usually resort to cushy sneakers, lug-sole boots, or chunky loafers with the exception of flatform-style wedges for the evening. 

Although I love the look of nice heeled boots, they've never been for me for the previously stated reasons. This fall and winter, however, kitten-heel boots have been increasingly popular, and I acquired a pair that changed my mind about the validity of these incredibly moderate heel heights. Designers such as Khaite, Prada, and Dior have been endorsing the kitten-heel trend, and many others have followed suit. 

I've channeled all of my sore ankles and barefoot walks home into the below shopping list of the most comfortable kitten-heel boots on the market.

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Freelance Fashion and Accessories Editor

Copelyn is a freelance fashion and accessory editor. She formerly worked for Who What Wear as an associate shopping editor and is based in New York City. She writes about fashion and accessory trends in addition to creating original content. Before her time at Who What Wear, Copelyn was at Bustle Digital Group, working on the accessory market for cover shoots and fashion features across Nylon, The Zoe Report, Bustle, Romper, and Elite Daily. Copelyn also previously worked at InStyle and Cosmopolitan in the fashion and accessory departments on shopping and fashion market. Copelyn has a journalism degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In her spare time, Copelyn freelances in graphic and web design in the fashion-and-lifestyle space. She also loves to upcycle clothing and home décor as well as collect an embarrassing number of colorful sneakers and experiment with her hair color.