5 Stylish Wear-All-Day Mid Heel Pumps

Wednesday, April 08, 2015 • Permalink • 

Sky high pumps are a ton of fun, but some days you really just want to be able to walk in comfort from sunup to sundown. Enter the mid heel.

Taller than a true kitten heel, but still low enough to wear all day, the mid heel is currently experiencing a surge in popularity. I totally get it. This smart heel height is appropriate for all occasions and incredibly flattering. And the growing popularity means that labels are investing some serious creativity into mid heel pumps. Check out five of my current favorites…

This d’Orsay snake-embossed leather pump comes in chic black and elegant nude, but it’s this black and white combo that turned my head. Not only does this shoe look fabulous, the padded insole has customers raving about the comfort in reviews.

Louise et Cie Davosa d’Orsay Pump


→ Buy the Louise et Cie Davosa d’Orsay Pump, $128.95, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.


These colorful suede pumps are labeled “kitten heel,” but I maintain that the 2 ¼ inch height puts it firmly in mid heel territory. They are available in jade, rose blossom, mink grey, and black – something for everyone.

J.Crew Dulci Suede Kitten Heel


→ Buy the J.Crew Dulci Suede Kitten Heel, $198.00, at jcrew.com.


The combination of a high vamp and python-embossed leather make these pumps feel modern and fashion-forward. I want to pair them with Everlane’s new slim black trouser for a standout wear to work look.

Vince Aurelian Pointed Toe d’Orsay Pumps


→ Buy the Vince Aurelian Pointed Toe d’Orsay Pumps, $395.00, at bloomingdales.com.


I’ve had my eye on these bargain wonders for a while now. For this price, why not snag a couple – they’re available in six colors/ prints.

Sole Society Olyvia d’Orsay Heel


→ Buy the Sole Society Olyvia d’Orsay Heel, $69.95, at solesociety.com.


This smart slingback has a downtown vibe that isn’t too over the top to be out of place in the office. Once the weekend rolls around, it will look amazing with your minimalist basics.

French Connection Kourtney Pointed Toe Slingback Pump


→ Buy the French Connection Kourtney Pointed Toe Slingback Pump, $115.00, at bloomingdales.com.