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Six Reasons Why Kitten Heels are a Must-Have in a Women's Wardrobe

Posted by Christine Reicker on

 Kitten heel shoes have been a popular choice for women's footwear for many decades. These shoes are loved by women of all ages and are a great alternative to high heels or flats. Women love these shoes for many reasons. They are my personal favorite. Why? Read on!


Kitten heel shoes are comfortable to wear and are an excellent choice for those who want a little height but do not want to sacrifice comfort. The kitten heel, typically ranging from 1.5 to 2 inches in height, provides just the right amount of height without sacrificing comfort.


Kitten heel shoes are versatile and can be worn with almost any outfit. They are a great option for both casual and formal occasions. Whether you are wearing a dress, skirt, or pants, kitten heel shoes can complement your outfit beautifully.


Kitten heel shoes are fashionable and come in a variety of designs and colors. They are available in different materials such as leather and suede, and fabrics as casual as canvas or as elevated as satin. Kitten heel shoes can add a touch of elegance and sophistication to any outfit. Try a pair with jeans.

Photo Credit: Vogue online (cropped by author)

Easy to walk and “run around in”

Because of the low heel, kitten heel shoes are easy to walk in, making them a great option for those who are not used to wearing high heels.  Because the heel is low, there is little pressure on the balls of the feet, as there often is with high heels. They can be worn all day without causing pain in the balls of your feet--or your low back, caused by that standing and walking in heels three inches or more.

Perfect for all occasions

Kitten heel shoes are perfect for all occasions, whether it's a day at the office, a night out on the town, or a wedding. They are versatile enough to be worn with a variety of outfits, making them a great investment for any wardrobe. Kitten heels can be pumps, sling backs, or mules, or boots.

Years ago, on a visit to a dermatologist, I looked past my doctor's white coat and down at her shoes. Her pale lavender, satin kitten heels were quite a surprise! I smiled thinking that she had chosen to express her fashionista self while still conforming to her profession's dress code.  

Sexy, too!

Kitten heels most often come with a pointed-toe, so they are incredibly flattering to the legs. The heel's slight lift accentuates the calf muscles, making the legs appear longer and leaner. The pointed toe, sleek look, and narrow heel make them sexy, too. 


Kitten heel shoes are fabulous because they are comfortable, versatile, stylish, easy to walk in, perfect for all occasions, and flattering. They are a timeless fashion choice that can be worn by women of all ages. Whether you are looking for a new pair of shoes for the office, a special occasion, or everyday wear, kitten heel shoes are a great option to consider.

Feature Image: Anthropologie website, Spring 2023

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