ComScore

The One Pair of Heels You Should Invest In by the Time You're 40

PureWow editors select every item that appears on this page, and the company may earn compensation through affiliate links within the story. All prices are accurate upon date of publish. You can learn more about the affiliate process here.

shoe bundle 2 hero

After decades of dressing yourself, you’ve figured out what clothes work for you. (Yes to waist-defining dresses; no to hip-hugger jeans.) Refining your shoe collection, on the other hand, can be a bit tricky. There are just so many options. 

Where heels are concerned, there's one style in particular every woman should own: A pair of pumps you feel comfortable walking in for an entire day. 

Sure, a four- or five-inch heel is going to make your legs look hella long, but that doesn’t really matter if you can’t make it ten minutes without needing a Band-Aid—or a foot replacement. Find a lowish or block-heel pair that matches grace and sophistication with utility and comfort.

Ahhh...much better. 


sarah stiefvater

Wellness Director

Sarah Stiefvater is PureWow's Wellness Director. She's been at PureWow for ten years, and in that time has written and edited stories across all categories, but currently focuses...