The Best Block Heel Pumps for Work

Thursday, February 18, 2016

The low block heel has been a favorite of the fashion set for a couple seasons now, making the rounds from runway to Instagram and back again. But, as much as I love the street style interpretations, this is one shoe trend that is really perfect for work.

The block heel is wear-all-day comfortable, appropriately demure, and just funky enough to make your feel like you are adding a touch of high style to your business professional best. With this in mind, I scoured the online stores for takes on the trend that feel ideal for the workplace. Here are my picks for the best block heel pumps for work…

Like most shoe trends, this look got its start in the designer section. In the running for OG block heel pump: Chloe, Prada, and these minimalist beauties from Lanvin.

Lanvin Block-Heeled Leather Pumps

→ Buy the Lanvin Block-Heeled Leather Pumps, $595.00, at; shipping is free.

Over on the more budget-conscious end of the spectrum, the Jeffrey Campbell Bitsie has easily won the position of must-have block heel. It was clearly inspired by the Lanvin version, but is available in a much wider range of colors and textures, including the taupe patent featured here.

Jeffrey Campbell Bitsie Pump in Taupe Patent

→ Buy the Jeffrey Campbell Bitsie Pump in Taupe Patent, $110.00, at; shipping and returns are free.

M.Gemi makes the best closed-toe sling-back option, which is available in royal blue, hibiscus pink, and taupe suede. The almond toe is also pretty unique for a block heel shoe, which adds to the appeal

M.Gemi Penna Pump

→ Buy the M.Gemi Penna Pump, $248.00, at; shipping and returns are free.

I love the combination of a point toe and block heel. The look is so high fashion, and will pair with everything from destroyed jeans, to a professional suit, to a cocktail dress.

Rupert Sanderson Pierre Leather Pumps

→ Buy the Rupert Sanderson Pierre Leather Pumps, $675.00, at; 3-day shipping and returns are free.

In the Mary Jane department, Isabel Marant is tops. Normally I would consider a wood heel more of a casual look, but these textured leather pumps still feel quite professional.

Isabel Marant Etoile Louanne Mary Jane Pumps

→ Buy the Isabel Marant Etoile Louanne Mary Jane Pumps, $400.00, at; 3-day shipping and returns are free.

For a classic look at a smart price, these MICHAEL Michael Kors pumps are the way to go. They’re available in black, blush beige, and true red.

MICHAEL Michael Kors Pauline Pumps

→ Buy the MICHAEL Michael Kors Pauline Pumps, $135.00, at

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