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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Trend On the Rise - Block Heels

New year, new shoes, right? At least that's been my mantra for the past two weeks. In an attempt to steer myself away from the clunky wedges I stockpiled last year, I've adopted block heel platforms as my new favorite type of footwear. This is partly due to the ubiquitous Jeffrey Campbell Lita boots and Jessica Simpson Dany heels that I've purchased (like many other bloggers) and grown to love. Not only are they ridiculously high (over five inches), but they're comfortable and easy on the feet due to their thick platforms. Such a thick and sturdy block heel and platform offers the same stability and support as a wedge, but with a sleeker, less bulky silhouette. Furthermore, block heels will look incredibly chic when paired with flared jeans and '70s silhouettes that will steal the spotlight this spring. Below are five block heels that have caught my eye, all under $150.

block heels

images via aldoshoes.com, asos.com & topshop.com

1. Basinski suede heels, Aldo, $84.98
2. Layla snake print heels, Topshop, $130
3. Partytime pumps, Asos, $77.58
4. Hessling velvet heels, Aldo, $130
5. Seventy suede heels, Topshop, $145