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9 Pairs of Heels You Can Actually Walk In

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The easiest way to improve an outfit is to swap in a more interesting pair of shoes. So little work is required! Luckily, if your job won’t allow a pair of chunky sneakers, there are plenty of low-heeled pumps on the market that will allow you to be office-appropriate without killing your feet.

Once considered the stumpier younger sibling to the stiletto, kitten heels have been trending for over a year now. Thicker mini heels, and even sculptural ones, have also made a comeback. We’ve rounded up nine pairs with heels that are three inches or lower, from Meghan Markle’s favorite pair to the green ones we’re probably wearing to our next holiday party.

The Fail-Safe Shoe

1.State Saffy Block Heel Pump

Classics are classic for a reason. You can’t go wrong with blush.

If You Love a Print

Sam Edelman Women’s Dori Pump

You could wear these to even the most conservative offices.

The Perfect Holiday-Party Shoes

Yuul Yie Peacock Green 30 Buckle Velvet Pumps

Also good for a random Tuesday.

Like Lipstick for Your Feet

Madewell The Reid Pump

Red shoes are perfect for adding some pizzazz, or finishing off a head-to-toe red outfit.

The on-Sale Designer Option

Mikaila Mules

Trendy, sculptural, and on sale.

The Next Big Thing

Miista Antonine Croc-Embossed Pump

Mark my words — everyone will be wearing croc-embossed leather in a few months.

If You’re a Bit Artsy

Gray Matters Mildred Classica in Rust

Feel like a gallery girl in these Gray Matters heels.

The Power Shoe

Tibi Dana Leather Mules

A razor-sharp silhouette says, “I mean business.”

The Meghan Markle-Approved Classic

Manolo Blahnik BB Pump

Hardly a day goes by that the duchess doesn’t wear some kind of BB Manolo. They’re classic, and only 2 3/4 inches high.

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9 Pairs of Heels You Can Actually Walk In