One of the most versatile and timeless styles of heels are block heel shoes which provide excellent ankle and leg support, while still delivering plenty of elegance and style points. Wittner’s collection brings you fashion-forward shoes, perfect for updating your wardrobe or picking up a new pair for that special occasion. From red block heels to nude pairs and everything in between, you’ll love our range of styles to suit any event or accessory-shaped hole in your closet.
Sick of struggling to stay upright on soft lawn at outdoor weddings? Try a sandal style gold block heel for a touch of glamour that’s still laid back and won’t sink into the grass. For an understated shoe that will take you from the boardroom to the cafe, you can't go wrong with a classic pair of nude block heels. Why not throw out all the rules and embrace vibrant brights and animal prints for a statement-making pair of shoes to dress up your favourite little black dress? No matter what you’re looking for, you’ll find it in our collection.
Why are block heels more comfortable?
Block heels have a wider profile than stilettos, your weight is more evenly distributed across a larger surface area. Rather than a thin heel base that carries your full body weight on a small surface, quality women’s block heels create a more supportive platform that can feel significantly more comfortable when standing and walking, especially for long periods of time. A nude or black block heel is a great option for all-day wear in the office for this reason. If you’ve experienced pain or ‘nerve-y’ sensations after wearing thin heels all day, block heels are a great solution that still look great and feel sophisticated.
Are block heels better for your feet?
Did you know that heeled shoes can actually be better for your feet than completely flat ones? Flat shoes may contribute to the arch of your foot collapsing, which can in turn cause knee pain and sore leg muscles. With a small block heel, you place less tension on your Achilles tendon and in turn support your feet better.
Of course, not all shoes are created equal. Good quality shoes that have been designed not only to look the part but to support your feet will make all the difference. Wittner’s decades of experience in manufacturing shoes from premium materials and according to our strict quality standards guarantee you’ll be treating your feet right when you step out in them. With beautiful block heel shoes available year-round in our sale collection, you’ll always find a great pair of comfortable heels that both look and feel just right.
Is it easier to walk in thick heels?
As a block heel gives you a surface area to make contact with the floor, walking in block heels can be significantly easier than in thin stiletto heels. You can easily ground yourself as you stride and you will be able to find your balance more easily when standing still. A thicker heel also looks great no matter the height, so you can find a beautiful pair of shoes with a slightly lower heel that will always make for easier walking.
In general, walking in heels should always start by planting your heel firmly on the ground, then letting your toe follow naturally as you shift your weight from your left foot to right. With a solid block heel, you’ll find it a lot easier to plant your heel securely and walk smoothly.
What size do I wear in heels?
A properly fitted shoe will always be easier to walk in and feel more comfortable. Ensuring you have a well-fitted heel is the most important factor for heels that won’t cause you pain. While Wittner shoes are designed according to shoe industry standards, all brands may vary slightly between one another in their sizing.
When it comes to getting the perfect fit on your next pair of block heels, Wittner has you covered. Our Find Your Fit guide will walk you through a few simple steps to measuring your foot size, with this information you can now get the perfect fitting heel that will feel great no matter how long you wear them.
Still wondering about how to find the right block heel for you, how to care for your shoes or need some style advice? Contact us today to speak to someone from our team about all your shoe-related questions and concerns and we’ll help you out.