They say that beauty is pain, and in the fashion world, we often swap out the word “beauty” for “style.” Style is pain? That doesn’t sound enticing. We’re devout trend followers and appreciators of nice things (don’t judge us), but even we can’t get behind items that are bad for our overall well-being—even the prettiest pair of stilettos.
Since shoe trends operate on a swiftly moving trend rotation and can determine how comfortable we are throughout the day, we needed to touch base with our favorite podiatrist, Bobby Pourziaee, also known as the High Heel Doc of Rodeo Drive Podiatry, to get the 411 on which shoe trends we should skip this season.
When we told him about the season’s biggest shoe trends, he literally laughed at the overall harm the structures can have on your foot’s health. Below, read along as this podiatrist breaks down which ones are laughable at best and which you should stock up on ASAP.
Don’t worry—the ones he recommends are some of our favorite styles for this season. Apparently, comfort and style actually can go hand in hand.