When sky-high stilettos lack in practicality and flats won’t do sartorial justice, it’s time to remember the almost forgotten appeal of the mid heel. Proposed by several of the most prominent fashion houses for SS17 including Prada, Gucci and Dior, the mid-heel pump is currently enjoying one of its biggest fashion momentums for about 30 years. Tune in with the early adopters and embrace the elegant-but-comfortable genius of the mid heel. A pair of unique vintage mid heels and pre-owned designer mid heels will set you apart from the fashion pack.
OfV says: Gone are the days where you needed to pack a back-up pair of flats on a night out in stilettos – consider the mid heel your new best party companion. Not ending there, mid heels also make an excellent footwear option for work, dinner and days out in the city. For summer time, a heeled stiletto strap sandal will add just the right amount of formality to an off-duty look, or make for a well-balanced ensemble teamed with a cocktail dress at the pool party. Tune into the exotic and imaginative footwear mood of the season with a pair of pop colour or patterned mid heels. For guaranteed head turns, try a textured pair: be it feathers, pyramid studs or stone embellishments, a maximalist pair with awe-inspiring detailing would elevate a simple ensemble in no time. Heeled sandals, slingbacks or ballerina pumps – sophisticated mid-heels come in subtle and statement – both with the mid-heel’s signature figure-elongating but walk-friendly appeal. Feeling daring? Tap into the kitten heel trend with a pair of vintage kitten heels which will take you from day to night with ease (and copious charm!). Alternatively, a vintage mule will offer platform comfort whilst keeping dress codes and fashion levels at bay. In Open for Vintage’s edit of magnificent midi heels, timeless vintage snakeskin pumps from Yves Saint Laurent sit next to pre-owned contemporaries like Miu Miu’s playful patent block heels. Keep your eyes peeled for the rare opportunity to get your hands on a past-season sell-out; or bag a unique vintage pair and infuse your wardrobe with unrivalled retro appeal.