But let's face it. Those benefits and perks come at a pretty steep price, both at the expensive of your feet, and your bank account. We crush our feet into odd shapes that they were never meant to be in, and occasionally do so even when it exceeds our budget.
So instead of suffering through the physical and financial regret of heels this season, give your stilettos a rest, and take advantage of the sneaker trend. There are plenty of popular designs to choose from, you just have to find the one that best fits your look.
If you want something fun and flirty...
If you want something that will go great with jeans, shorts, skirts, dresses, and anything else in your wardrobe, you can't go wrong with a pair of slip-on sneakers or TOMS.
When you check out some of the top designers among Lyst's sneaker collection, you'll find names usually associated with high-end heels like Marc Jacobs, Steve Madden, and Fendi all putting their twist on the casual design, proving that although comfy, the new designs are anything but frumpy. Find a pair in a neutral colour to get the most bang for your buck.
If you want something professional...
In a post from The Sun, Victoria Beckham admitted, “I just can’t do heels any more. At least not when I’m working...clothes have to be simple and comfortable.” And when the mother of heels decides to give them up, it's safe to say that the rest of us can follow suit.
But just because she denounced heels, that doesn't mean she looks any less fashionable. Whether she's taking the final bow after her 2016 Fall show, or out running from meeting to meeting, she still looks like a powerful boss lady in a pair of trendy white trainers—her seemingly new favourite style. Dress them up just like Beckham with a pair of fitted trousers and a blazer or knitted sweater for a professional, yet stylish look.
If you need something dressy...
Take a page out of model Hailey Baldwin's book and find some sensible, black lace-up sneakers this season. While attending the recent launch party for Magnum ice cream's brick and mortar store in New York City, the blonde beauty showed off her toned legs in a Mugler dress and Adidas Stan Smith sneakers.
According to an article from Glamour, the outfit is one of her favourites, "just flowy and boho that's effortless and easy to wear and can be paired with sneakers."
Find a slim pair of sleek, lace-ups like hers, and you can pair them with everything from boho styles to classy, fitted midis.
Your sneakers are good for more than just trips to the gym. Grab a stylish pair for yourself, and use your new, comfy shoes to their full fashion potential!