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There are so many good shoe trends this spring/summer season! One of these trends is the return of the kitten heel. Before you knock it, this is a much more comfortable heel height for walking. Your feet, hips and lower back will appreciate the lower heel height. So, there’s that!

One of the big trends right now is a pointed toe, kitten heel and ankle strap; all together. Several designers have a version of this shoe style, but I prefer the chic and simple version pictured above. If you love this look too, and want to lower your foot pain, this might be a great shoe for you!

If you are designer all the way, here is the designer version for you! If you prefer to keep your money in the bank, and you enjoy some arch support, this version is calling your name. That being said, this designer version is more of a mid-priced shoe and won’t completely break the bank. So, it’s up to you!

Here are a few lower heel height shoes for the spring/summer season to keep your heel height low:

What do you think of this understated shoe trend?

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Kitten Heels for Fall 2010, The ‘IT’ Shoe

Kitten heels make a comeback for Fall 2010 as shoes fall back down to Earth after years of being sky high. The kitten heel was incredibly important roughly ten years ago as Fashionistas across the Bay Area shuffled between work and their cars. We were so busy starting companies and working for people who were starting companies, that a comfortable walking shoe was not required. Jimmy Choo and Manolo Blahnik were on the feet of every Fashionsta from Marin to San Francisco to Contra Costa to Alameda to San Mateo and Santa Clara. The kitten heel appeared on pointed toe, clog-like shoes embroidered with beads on silk that barely let Fashionistas shuffle from their desk at work, back to their car. The kitten heel was more wearable on slingbacks, which held on tight to the heel of the foot allowing Fashionistas the ability to actually walk!

Designers thought about women’s feet this time around and have designed amazing kitten heels for Fashionistas everywhere. The kitten heel is shown with a pointed toe as a full pump or slingback. Stella McCartney and Marc Jacobs dressed models in fabulous kitten heels with pointed toes and slingbacks on their Fall 2010 runways. Prada brought back the bow tie from 2003 and showed kitten heels in two tone leather; both as a pump and a slingback. Fashionista favorites such as Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin and Jimmy Choo all have kitten heel designs of their own for store shelves this Fall.

This kitten heel slingback will look fabulous with Fall’s throwback to the 1950s  when paired with the perfect vintage handbag. Kitten heels also give you the opportunity to shop your closet. If you do not already own a pair of kitten heels from yesteryear, this is the perfect time to invest in a pair of feminine. kitten heels. Look for a neutral color that will be timeless such as a shade of brown or black. Cole Haan and Banana Republic also offer affordable kitten heel slingbacks with pointed toes. Happy shopping and stay fabulous.