6 stylish shoes under €50 that we can actually walk in
We just can't be dealing with stilettos.
Yes, they're pretty but the pain is never, ever worth it.
Plus, they're pretty bad for you.
High heels put all the pressure on to the ball off the foot, which can throw your whole skeleton out of whack.
"The higher the heel, the more weight and pressure get shifted forward," podiatry surgeon Jackie Sutera told SELF.
"Your knees and hips then have to push forward and your back has to hyperextend backwards to counterbalance.
"It misaligns the whole skeleton and that’s in a nutshell why it's really bad for you."
Weaning high heels consistently can also lead to issues like bunions, blisters and ingrown toenails. Lovely.
This summer, rather than taking two pairs of shoes everywhere with us (high heels for the start of the night; squished up ballet pumps in the handbag for later on), we're opting for footwear that will carry us through any occasion.
No more blisters, plasters, bashed-up baby toes and wobbly ankles - here are a few of our favourite affordable heels that we'll actually keep on our feet.
They're all under €50 and available now. Happy shopping!
Monki at ASOS, €41.48
New Look, €32.99
River Island, €43