Most Comfortable Kitten Heels for Women

Kitten heels are perfect for those who don't find high heels comfortable.

But sometimes even these can feel harsh on your feet, particularly if you have a foot condition like bunions.

We've found the most comfortable kitten heels below, perfect for looking smart without hurting your feet.

Best Comfortable Kitten Heels

Best Black Kitten Heels

ava black leather kitten heels

Winner: Ava Black Leather Kitten Heels

Pros:

  • Cushioned and arch supported insole
  • 2 inch / 5 cm heel
  • Extra width and volume in the toe area
  • Kid leather upper and lining
  • Handmade in Portugal by master shoemakers
  • Non-slip sole.

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Best Kitten Heeled Boots

camilla silver leather kitten heel boots

Winner: Camilla Kitten Heel Boots

Pros:

  • Cushioned and arch supported insole.
  • 5 cm (2 inch) heel
  • Hidden stretch panel
  • Kid leather lining, Cow's leather upper
  • Pointed toe
  • Handmade in Portugal
  • Non-slip sole.

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Best Beige Kitten Heels

Ava beige kitten heel shoes

Winner: Ava Beige Leather Kitten Heel Shoes

Pros:

    • Cushioned and arch supported insole
    • 2 inch / 5 cm heel
    • Extra width and volume in the toe area
    • Kid leather upper and lining
    • Handmade in Portugal by master shoemakers
    • Non-slip sole.

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    Best Red Kitten Heels

    ava red leather kitten heels

    Winner: Ava Red Leather Kitten Heels

    Pros:

      • Cushioned and arch supported insole
      • 2 inch / 5 cm heel
      • Extra width and volume in the toe area
      • Kid leather upper and lining
      • Handmade in Portugal by master shoemakers
      • Non-slip sole.

      Click here to check the price

      What To Look For

      Look for comfortable features

      There are certain features that you should look out for when you want to buy comfortable heels that are less likely to cause you pain. Inbuilt arch support is popular as it can stop your arches from collapsing and therefore prevent foot pain.

      A thick block heel can also help you stay steady on your feet. Platforms are also popular as they don’t have as much foot tilt. This means there’s reduced pressure on the foot during walking and more stability.

      As long as it’s suitable for the occasion in question, an open-toe style can be a good option. This kind of style should reduce the pressure on your toes as well as your nails to prevent pain and damage. You can also seek out a wide toe box that gives you a generous amount of wiggle room.

      Top-quality Materials

      Some materials used to create footwear are more comfortable than other kinds. Look for high-quality leather heels if you can. If your shoes are made from genuine leather, this will be easier to break in than other types of materials. It will soften as time passes and conform to the shape of your foot.

      Another advantage is that it is naturally breathable and comes with anti-fungal properties, which means it’s not as likely to harbour unpleasant odours. Very hard soles aren’t ideal because they don’t enable your foot to adapt to walking surfaces. You should instead look for shoes which come with soles made from cork, rubber or moulded foam.

      Find out how heels should fit

      Poorly fitting footwear is a leading cause of pain and discomfort and pain. Your heels should leave plenty of wiggle room for your toes and fit securely around the feet. Your shoes shouldn’t be causing any pain in your legs or toes. If you are experiencing pain, your heels may be too small or high for your feet.

      You may experience unnecessary strain if you find yourself dealing with pumps, platforms or wedges which flop around or slide off your feet. Perhaps your feet tend to come out of your heels too easily?  If so, consider opting for a pair that comes with a strap and will hold your feet in place. 

      Related Styles:

      What are kitten heels?

      Kitten heels are shoes that come with a thin, one to two-inch heel. They come in various silhouettes such as boots, mules, sandals and pumps. Shoes with kitten heels are often worn at work in offices by people seeking practical feminine footwear. Kitten heels are also commonly worn at parties by those who deem high heels to be too uncomfortable.

      Are taller heels less comfortable than smaller ones?

      Taller heels can be more uncomfortable due to the way they place more strain on the balls of your feet.  However, comfort levels can vary from one person to another. Some tall heels can be more comfortable than others. If you have a shoe with a block heel and a generous amount of cushioning, this might still feel comfortable even if the heels are high.

      Kitten heels can feel uncomfortable if they come with a thin heel and a hard insole. For activities like exploring the city, walking through the airport or negotiating uneven terrain, it’s best to opt for lower heels.

      What is the best way to pack lower heels?

      The best way to pack lower heels is to pack them on their sides so you can make them as flat as possible. It’s then a good idea to place them against your suitcase walls as this will save space and prevent them from moving around too much.

      If your heels are particularly soft, you can stuff socks or underwear inside them to encourage them to retain their shape. If you’re still facing difficulty, purchase a weekender bag or packing cubes.

      What are the most comfortable high heels?

      Seek out high heels which are suitable for the natural shape of your foot. Podiatrists also suggest that you look for a low heel, a large square or rounded toe box, a rubber outer sole and cushioned insole.

      Platform, wedge, stacked heel and chunky heels tend to be more comfortable due to the way that they deliver extra stability and transfer weight across a larger surface than pumps and stilettos do. Insoles also play a big role in providing comfort.

      Cushioned and styles with arch support can feel more comfortable than flat and hard insoles. Stiff, small and pointy toe boxes can be very uncomfortable and aren’t great for the health of your feet.

      Conclusion

      We hope you enjoyed our post on the most comfortable kitten heels.

      If you have any questions, contact us at hello@callashoes.co.uk or leave your questions in the comments.

      Author: Jennifer Bailey
      Jennifer Bailey is the founder of Calla Shoes, and has suffered from bunions for over 20 years. She specialises in footwear designed for people with foot problems, including bunions, plantar fasciitis, and swollen feet. Linkedin | Twitter

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