8 Comfortable Designer Heels for the Office

- March, 2019 -

A pair of designer heels can uplift your look by balancing your proportions, elongate your legs and accentuate your shapely calves, while the wrong pair can visually make you appear unbalanced.

At work, there is a fine line between looking stylish and wearing what’s suitable for the office. It also very much depends on the industry and office culture you work in, if you work in a conservative, business professional environment it is best to wear a lower, a good rule of thumb is below 2.5 inch. If you work in a fashion-forward and creative industry it’s usually acceptable to wear heels as high as 4 inches, but as recommended by podiatrist you shouldn’t walk or stand for more than 2 hours at a time in it. Generally though, keep your heel height at or under 3.5 inch.

We ranked 8 designer heels that are well suited for the office, all of which are below 3.5 inch. We have not included no open toes, as that is also a subject of debate based on how corporate your work place is.


Stuart Weitzman Poco

Beautiful Pumps

I purchased these beautiful pumps in the ink color, thinking that they would be more of a blue hue as pictured online. I discovered that they were more of a deep purple color, but still loved them! I now plan to wear them with purple/violet/lilac hues for spring and summer.


Prada Pointy Toe Pump 85mm

Stunning Patent Saffiano!

II've been eyeing these beauties for way too long! Purchased the black yo match my bag. AMAZING! The patent Saffiano finish is a shiny, textured finish that really grabs attention! With the 85mm heel height you get sexy, and comfort! Yeah, really! My new go to favorite! Try them!


Salvatore Ferragamo Vara

Elegant and comfortable!

This is my second Ferragamo vara shoes, like this style. The bisque color is so pretty and classic that fit for every occasion. I usually wear size 6.5 for running shoes, but these shoes I choose 7, and for patent leather, 7M is more comfortable than 7B.


Gucci GG Marmont Pump

I normally wear a 7.5 /8 and in higher end shoes like louboutin I normally get 8.5 because I do not like more expensive shoes to fit tight! The 8 fit perfectly ! These shoes are absolutely beautiful in the pink mauve! This color is really on trend and goes well with everything! The shoe is very high quality and before I wore them I sprayed them with my leather and suede protector from Michael Kors.

Valentino Garavani Rockstud Pointy Toe Pump

Unlike many reviewers, I didn't have to size up, on the contrary I think these run a tad too large but I won't exchange (I can use an insole to aid my poor feet). I am a true 6 1/2 so having experience before with Valentinos and Louboutins, I knew that for me, they run true to size. The shoes are showstoppers, I didn't know if they were going to be too much because my style is somewhat conservative, but these add the right amount of rock n' roll to any outfit. I love them!!!

Salvatore Ferragamo Carla

Classic and Elegant

These shoes are the best! They fit and look great. I will be wearing them at a wedding and several other formal events in the upcoming months. These shoes look amazing with any outfit.


Manolo Blahnik BB Suede 50mm

faveorite MB shoe

I have a lot of pretty shoes and needed a few comfortable pairs. These fit the bill in black Napa leather. Beautiful leather and I have to say these are a beautiful cut for a pointy toe. I tend to be a 39 in MB but sized down to 38.5. I have narrow feet.


Christian Louboutin Decollete


The classic pumps are elegant and comfortable.