Sexy comfortable heels are often hard to come by, but one style has always been the go to for both style and comfort, and that style, the kitten heel, is making a comeback in a big way.
We say the kitten heel is coming back, but did it every really go away? A comfortable kitten heel has been a wardrobe classic for decades, recognized for its versatility and elegance. While other fads may come and go at a dizzying rate, the kitten heel is a wardrobe staple that will see you through years of use.
Why is a kitten heel so important as a fashion statement ?
A kitten heel is a classic elegant shoe style with a short, slender heel, usually ranging from 1.5 inches to 4.75 centimeters high with a slight curve setting the heel in from the back edge of the shoe.
The rise of the kitten heel as an iconic style came through no other than the queen of elegance, Audrey Hepburn. Fans of Audrey’s classic style will recall the glamorous alligator heels she wore in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Since the 50’s the style has gone in and out of vogue but has always remained popular with classy style icons such as Audrey, Michelle Obama, Alexa Chung and Jackie O.
The 2-inch heel has been overshadowed in recent years by a series of chunkier, sky-high styles or the unpractical shuffling slippers in the past 6 months. But when 2-inch heels were seen on runways around the world we knew that the fashion world was ready to see kitten heels come back in a big way.
The kitten heel was THE shoe of the 60s, 80s, 90s and early noughties, and with a revival in all things 80s & 90s it was only a matter of time until the footwear classic made its comeback.
Originally created as a ‘training shoe’ for younger women the heels were soon seen as a practical style for women of all ages. As women live increasingly busy lives the need for comfortable high heels grows, driving the return of the classic comfortable kitten heel.
The classic black kitten heel has always been a wardrobe staple and works fantastically with an Audrey worthy Little Black Dress, or jeans in the style of Alexa Chung. As Jackie O and Michelle Obama have shown, this is a shoe that is made for a power woman, enabling her to get through a long day whilst staying elegant.
The Ukies Phyllis kitten heel is a classic chic style available in a variety of beautiful leathers, as well as a fabric option. But unlike older versions of the shoe, the Ukies kitten heel is a modern version, with the addition of our nanoGel technology for extra comfort. The comfort this shoe provides is exactly what you have been looking for in this wardrobe staple.
A surprising fashion icon driving the modern kitten heel trend is Britain’s Prime Minister Teresa May. May wore a pair of now infamous leopard print kitten heels the day she became the UK’s new leader, and to everyone’s surprise drove a huge trend for leopard print kitten heels. To get a truly feline version of the trend try the Phyllis in Leopard Print Calf Hair.
For an eye-catching look try the Phyllis in Pewter Mirror Nappa for a show stopping take on a classic. Metallic heels like this are a comfortable heel choice to go with jeans, cocktail dresses or formal outfits.
For a look worthy of the political First Ladies who made the shoe style popular choose a classic nude kitten heel. The Phyllis Nude Patent is the style that is always classy and goes with everything from a sharp suit to a floral dress.
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