With the fashion industry’s world being infinitely diverse, we decided to focus on the accessory of the year, namely shoes, to serve you 15 pairs of rose gold shoes, from rose gold heels to flats to sneakers and sandals that come just in time for the holiday season!
Plenty of heels may claim to be super comfortable, but most tend to fall flat when delivering the support you need to tackle a day of sightseeing or a late night stroll along the Seine. So instead of wasting time and money buying heels that aren’t as comfy as they claim to be, we turned to real reviews from shoppers to see which ones will actually keep your feet free from aches and pains.
Some of these comfortable heels feature padded insoles for extra cushioning, while others offer ample arch support, shock absorption, and great traction. Plus, it helps that they’re all stylish and versatile enough to be worn with just about everything else you have packed in your suitcase.
Rose Gold Shoes Heels
1. Kate Spade’s Ilona Sandals
Kate Spade knows how to pamper us right. For the holiday season, Kate Spade created a pair of ultra glittery rose gold sandals that also comes in silver, adorned with a furry embellishment on the front, and a chunky heel on the back. If you have a glamorous Hollywood-like party planned for New Year’s Eve, these rose gold shoes might be just your outfit’s icing on the cake! You can get them at Nordstrom.com.
2. Flower Power
Statuesque and polished, Sophia Webster’s rose gold sandals, named Lilico, feature an artistic 3D floral appliqué, and a 4.3″ heel, which makes them pretty comfortable, too. Equally glamorous as Kate Spade’s rose gold heels, these sandals will look just perfect at any spring/summer formal ceremony, too. You can find them at NeimanMarcus.com!
3. Go-To, Tan-Go
Of course, Valentino had to come up within their own interpretation of the rose gold trend, too. This pair of Tan-go metallic rose gold leather pumps is nothing but standard Valentino, and its rose gold metallic finish and slender ankles will specifically appeal to those, who love a good pair of day-to-night bon ton shoes. Feminine and wearable on a daily basis, you can find them on MyTheresa.com.
4. Sophia Webster Has a Saturday Night Fever
With her first pair of rose gold heels being all shiny and glittery, her second one couldn’t be any less so. Sophia Webster’s heavily Seventies-inspired Raye sandals are crafted from fine leather and are also adorned with iridescent crystals on the 3D bow and towering heel. These are not for the faint of heart for sure, and will very likely grab everyone’s attention. Webster’s Raye sandals are available for purchase at Net-a-Porter.com.
5. Wang’s Detailing
While at first glance this pair of Alexander Wang Tia Stiletto heels appears to be pretty simple, if we look at it closer and more carefully, we may quickly find out it is actually minimalist yet high fashion. Crafted from delicate rose gold leather, Wang’s Tia Stiletto features a tiny cut-out detailing on the heels, and its slip-on design, along with the pointed toe, makes it perfect from day to night. You can get it at VeryExclusive.co.uk!
Rose Gold Flat Shoes
6. Inception Trend
Oxford shoes are all the rage at the moment, just like rose gold shoes, and they will keep on walking a similar high fashion path for the months to come, too. So, why not combine a trend with another one? Ted Baker’s Anoihe Oxford shoes combine a distinctive brogue lace-up style with a delicate rose gold color, accentuated by a slightly shimmer upper. It is both cute and elegant, and is available online only at Nordstrom.com
Comfort Heels That Won’t Wreck Your Feet
Women and high heels have long been in a love-hate relationship—and for good reason. Though stilettos elongate your legs and accentuate your shapely calves, they’re also killer on the feet. But what if an evening spent in heels didn’t have to end in swelling and blisters? We asked four podiatrists to share their top tips for choosing better-for-you shoes.
“My philosophy is that wearing shoes is like dieting,” says New York City-based podiatrist Hillary Brenner. “When we diet, we count calories. When we wear shoes, we count the hours we wear them. Don’t wear heels for more than two hours at a time if you’re standing or walking in them.”
Howard Osterman, a Washington, DC-based podiatrist, adds that shoppers should look for shoes with cushioned forefoots, and always make sure there is a platform if the heel height exceeds three inches.
According to New York City-based podiatrist Emily Splichal, it’s not only about the heel. It’s important how you treat your feet post-wear, too: “Focus on stiletto recovery after a day or night in heels,” Dr. Splichal says. She rolling feet on a golf ball, stretching the calves, and spreading the toes with products like Correct Toes or Yoga Toes. “Even the healthiest heels are still stressful to the foot and body, so recovery is one of the most important secrets to being able to wear heels pain-free.”
Wondering what other heel habits could be hurting your health? Read on for expert tips and foot-friendly options for every style.
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This post was originally published on January 20, 2017 and has been updated for accuracy.
1Pikolinos Gandia Lace-Up Pump
New York City-based podiatrist Jacqueline Sutera encourages women to wear “commuter shoes” so they’re not pounding the pavement in not-so-comfy soles all day. “Change into your heels at the event or party,” she advises. Try choosing strappy but sensible pumps like these that are appropriate for work, a dressed up brunch, or even happy hour. The versatile heel also comes with a cushioned footbed, so your feet can feel at ease at any type of event.available at zappos.com $170SHOP NOWhttps://ac10bbefcc3c874fb78668190f34fd20.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html
2Söfft Ophia Sandal
When it comes to your wedges, wood isn’t ideal. Dr. Brenner advises that women choose a shoe made from cork or raffia instead, so the base is cushy, not killer. Plus, “heels should preferably have straps, which stabilize the ankle,” she says. Opt for ankle straps so you don’t teeter while you’re trekking it. This sandal has the look of a trendy wood sole, but it’s made of softer synthetic materials.available at nordstrom.com $110SHOP NOW
3Calvin Klein Genoveva
Looking for a new take on your basic ballet flat? These low pumps are perfect for spring and summer, thanks to their pink patent-leather upper. Plus, at a height of just 1 1/2 inches, the shoes meet our podiatrists’ standards: “Try to keep heel height three inches and below,” says Dr. Splichal. “For every inch over three, the stress to the foot and body dramatically increases.” available at zappos.com $109SHOP NOWhttps://ac10bbefcc3c874fb78668190f34fd20.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html
4Aerosoles Shore Thing
“Shoes without forefoot stability irritate nerves at the base of the toes and create pain in the ball of the foot,” Dr. Osterman explains. Thankfully these pumps are constructed with Heel Rest technology that distributes body weight towards your heel, so the ball of your foot bears less of the burden. Talk about high (heel) tech. available at amazon.com $69SHOP NOWhttps://ac10bbefcc3c874fb78668190f34fd20.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html
5UGG Valencia Peep Toe Bootie
Feet naturally swell throughout the day, so it’s best to buy shoes made from materials that allow for some stretch. Our podiatrists point to soft leathers and suede as more forgiving materials for the foot. These heels are the perfect compromise between comfy and sexy, thanks to their memory foam-cushioned footbed and adjustable ankle strap.available at nordstrom.com $150SHOP NOW
6Cole Haan Warner Ankle Strap Pump
This on-trend shoe offers a double-cushioned footbed and a rubber sole, one of Dr. Brenner’s requirements when it comes to choosing healthier heels: “I don’t like leather bottoms because people can slip and slide.” Instead, Dr. Brenner urges shoppers to choose a shoe with rubber or treads on the bottom, so that they stand on a firm surface. We also love that the metallic leather on this pair lets you take them from the office to date night in no time. available at amazon.com $160SHOP NOWhttps://ac10bbefcc3c874fb78668190f34fd20.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html
7Everlane The Day Heel
Pass up the pointed toe pumps. Instead, Dr. Splichal suggests opting for shoes with a wider front. “The narrower or more pointy the toe box, the more pressure the heel will put on the toes. I always favor a more round shape.”available at everlane.com $145SHOP NOWhttps://ac10bbefcc3c874fb78668190f34fd20.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html
8Vince Camuto Leera Wedge Sandal
The 70’s are calling. These classic espadrille wedges aren’t just a call to the dancey decade, they also offer a platform, one of Dr. Sutera’s preferred forms of heels: “Platforms are good because they have height in the front that you can subtract from the heel in the back.” available at nordstrom.com $100SHOP NOWhttps://ac10bbefcc3c874fb78668190f34fd20.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html
9Pikolinos Java Gladiator Sandal
One of Dr. Osterman’s favorite shoe brands is Pikolinos. The podiatrist-approved line boasts options that come with cushioned forefront beds, ample room in the toe boxes, and block heels for more stability. “The wider the heel, the less one has to balance on the shoe,” Dr. Osterman explains. “Think of the heel like a stilt – the smaller the heel, the more the calf muscles have to work, which can be unstable and fatiguing.” available at nordstrom.com $175SHOP NOWhttps://ac10bbefcc3c874fb78668190f34fd20.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html
Get the height you want minus the pain by going for a shoe with a forefoot platform. The 3 1/2-inch heel on this strappy sandal is offset by a half-inch of height in the front, making it easier to walk in. Supportive straps across the forefoot make this the perfect addition to your wardrobe for wedding season.