Sandals for spring with a more feminine design have always appealed to me. A pair of slender high heels and a pointed-toe pump are a safe bet when it comes to showing off your legs. Every time I stood in front of a shoe store mirror, I fell in love with a pair of shoes that I knew I wouldn’t wear very often. Blisters, pinched toes, and sore arches can dampen even the most enthusiastic of spirits.
Just imagine my relief when I learned about the modern comforts of the strappy sandal with the robust block heel. You get the leg-lengthening effect of higher heels without the discomfort of concentrating all your weight on a heel the size of a pencil eraser. Your toes will not be forced into an uncomfortable position. Platform shoes are the way to go when you want to look taller without actually looking taller because the thick sole balances out the heel height. Ahhhhhh.
The straps are essential to the shoe’s construction because they prevent the foot from slipping and give the shoe a sexy air. Cankles (the visual illusion of large ankles) can be camouflaged by wearing shoes that are a similar shade to your skin, so long as you avoid bright colors. Thinner ankle straps are more convenient in this regard than thicker ones. On the other hand, if your legs are your best feature, feel free to go all out with lace-up designs and wide straps that hint at playful bondage. (Am I seriously saying this?)
These styles look great with a wide range of garments, from knee-length dresses to midi skirts, from wide-leg trousers to cropped pants. When spring finally arrives, I aim to treat myself to a few new looks. I can assure you that it is on the way.
Here are some trendy options: