High heels that are good for you? Get outta here!

Oh man! I have spent the last two weeks researching the shift from uber-high heels to clogs, flats and kitten heels and I’m almost all shoe-ed out. Almost. Here’s a new take on the statement high-heel backlash. Beverly Hills designer Dana Davis has taken her own need for a beautiful-yet-comfortable high heel and turned it into a business. So it can be done!

Davis’ shoes create a delicate balance between the first and fifth metatarsals and the heel to ease the pressure on the foot but crucially, the designs are works of beauty. The feelgood benefits are an added bonus for those who routinely put fashion before function. Er, that’ll be most of us then. As she claims of her 4.5 inch heel plat-heels, “You can wear them to an event and still walk home.”

All her high heels have an integrated platform as well as a cushioned orthotic footbed and customized arch supports. Thankfully, they do away with the current vogue for fetishy pin heels and have more of a ’40s Hollywood aesthetic with straight, slim heels, T-straps and D’orsay cutaways. I think she might be onto something.