If women's work shoes conjure up impractical images of teetering stilettos or old-fashioned court shoes, you can breathe a sigh of relief. Nowadays, with the relaxing of office dress codes (even banks like J.P. Morgan do casual Fridays now), options have diversified – liberating us in the process.
While rocking up in trainers might not be feasible for more corporate jobs, there is a happy medium. This season we're witnessing a renaissance of the flat: '90s-inspired loafers, Oxford shoes and even the long-dismissed ballet pump. Still, if it's height that you're after, you don’t need to ditch your heels due to a long commute or standing desk. Block styles and boots can look just as smart, elevating your outfit without compromising on comfort.
What's more, with trouser suits and tailoring entering the casualwear realm, you won't have to save these shoes for Monday morning. We've rounded up 10 of the best women's work shoes that will look just as good on the weekend as they do during 9-5.
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Best block heel
If you want the elegance of heels without the discomfort, block designs are the way to go. Arket’s mid-height style has a pointed toe and slingback straps, which means it’ll go with everything from pencil skirts to cigarette pants.