Chic or comfy? Style or endurance? This is an eternal debate for women because of the different fashion styles that are readily available. It’s apparent that ladies that are more in love with high heels have a bias towards killer inches while ladies who are more in tune with flats and sneakers love to feel the ground beneath their feet.
Wearing high heels makes you s3xy and give poise and grace and style, wearing sneakers is more of a comfort effort and less to do with looking feminine. Women wearing “sneakers vs. heels” is a common debate among fashionistas who love shoes just as much as they love comfort. When is the right time to toss on a pair of sneakers, and when is it appropriate to go for a lower heel instead of a stiletto?
Here is a general idea on when NOT to wear sneakers and to opt for fashionable heels instead:
Weddings: No matter how funky, weddings usually deserve more than a pair of running shoes. Ballet flats can be just as comfortable, and can be paired easily with a long dress.
Receptions: Go for kitten heels for dress rehearsals and practices.
Red carpet events: Sneakers can shorten the legs and make your ankles look thicker. If you want to look back fondly on your red carpet appearances, try a pair of heels.
Invitation-only events: You don’t know who you and who you will run into when you attend an invitation-only event!
Important parties: When you attend special parties, you will probably need to dress up. Chuck the sneakers and up the glam-factor with a pair of heels that feature comfort soles.
Some dates: Unless you will be hiking or rock climbing, put your best foot forward when you are looking for love. You will look taller, walk with a straighter carriage, and make your butt and legs look better.
Family honors: Show the family some respect with a great pair of shoes. Wear an extremely comfortable pair of heels, and make up for a stacked-style heel or a sturdier shape with color, texture, or embellishment. Have fun!
Photo ops: You can match your outfits more easily with the right pair of heels, because sneakers only come in so many styles and colors!
Interviews: Show off your style and make a great impression with an amazing pair of shoes.
Memorable moments: Do you really want to be wearing sneakers for one of the most important moments in your life?
Speeches: Heels add more authority to your outfit.