So I had a problem. About a year ago, I discovered my absolute adoration of heels of all kinds. You could catch me falling for a stiletto, catching feelings for a pump, or lusting over a new pair of block heels. However, I noticed that I had one issue with all of this that I had left out of the equation — heels can be painful and they’re hard to walk in. These two things combined left me searching for a new solution, one which I could use in my everyday life. After a few weeks of searching, I thought that I had finally found my solution in kitten heels. However, I was wrong. Here are a few of my gripes with kitten heels.
1. They’re Even Harder to Walk in Than Regular Heels.
I don’t know how this is possible, but there’s just something about kitten heels that throws off my balance much more than a regular heel. I don’t know if this is a me problem or a more common problem than I would think, but the way that kitten heels are designed just does not lend itself to walking properly. I think that because the heel is so short, my brain expects to be walking in flats, but the extra inch or so of the heel throws me off. At least with higher heels, I know what sort of shenanigans I’m getting myself into.
2. Kitten Heels are Hard to Style.
Another problem that I have with kitten heels is that they just don’t know what they want to be. Here’s what I mean. Picture a stiletto. Now, picture what sort of outfit you’d wear with a stiletto. Something very specific comes to mind, right? Now, picture what sort of outfit you’d wear with a heeled bootie. Another specific outfit. Finally, picture what kind of outfit goes with a kitten heel. Does anything come up for you?
I know that for me, I can’t for the life of me picture what sort of outfit goes with a kitten heel. Retro glam is as far as I can get — think an “I Love Lucy”-style ’50s dress. But am I really going to wear that in my everyday life? Not only that, but is this the sort of style that I’m going for?
3. Kitten Heels Just Don’t Know What They Want to Be.
Are they a flat? A heel? It really just depends on who you’re asking. Some people would consider them flats, others would consider them heels. In my opinion, despite the name, I would consider them flats. In the end, the category of which you consider kitten heels to fall into makes a huge difference of how you style them. After all, you certainly wouldn’t style a flat and a heel the same way, would you? That’s the main reason why I don’t understand kitten heels. They’re trying to be two things at once, and they’re doing neither justice. That just doesn’t work for me.
What do you think of kitten heels?
Are you a kitten heel fan or are they a hard pass for you? How would you style kitten heels? Do you consider them flats or heels? Let’s talk in the comments; I’d love to hear from you.