Think about which styles are sitting on your shoe rack right now. I'd bet any amount of money that your collection involves a heavy supply of classic styles like ankle boots, flat sandals, and white sneakers. Every year, those styles still prove to be more relevant than ever. Well, there's another style that we can now safely say is no longer a "trend" but instead a full-blown mainstay like any of those others. Low block heels began to trickle into stores a few years ago, competing with higher stilettos as the heel silhouette to own.
Fast-forward to today, and they've completely taken over stores and our own closets (try to tell me you don't own at least one pair). I reached out to Katharine Carter, a footwear analyst at Edited, to confirm what I had suspected about the shoes. She informed me that "arrivals of low block heels over the past month have climbed 31% year-on-year, highlighting that retailers are continuing to invest in this trend and it has staying power moving into fall." Clearly, shoppers are favoring the comfort of low block heels over the sky-high stilettos that used to dominate. Carter added that "this compares to stilettos, which have seen an increase of just 9%."
There's never been a better time to own a pair of block heels (or five), so go on to shop the chicest styles of sandals, mules, slingbacks, and pumps.