A Stacked Heel. n.
A chunky shoe heel made of several layers of material. Usually wooden but can be leather too. It is usually subtle and can only be noticed from up close.
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So what is a stacked heel?
A stacked heel, also known as built heels and stack heels, gives the illusion of thin layers of wood or other materials that have been stacked up to create the heel. Stacked heels are most recognizable in women’s heels, but they can also appear in wedges, boots, and ankle booties.
Are they comfortable?
The heels have the feminine lines and sophistication of stilettos, but they’re much more comfortable and a lot easier to walk in, making them an appropriate choice for everyday wear. A chunky heel is a great alternative to a stiletto. If you have a hard time walking in heels, you might find a stacked heel to be a lot less wobbly. Stacked high heels are the perfect option for a night out when you want height, but don’t want to sacrifice comfort, or if you spend most of your day on your feet.
What’s the difference between a chunky heel and a stacked heel?
The main difference between a chunky heel and a stiletto is the size of the heel: a stacked heel is wider and covers more surface area, while a stiletto is thin and covers very little surface area.
How do I wear them?
Stacked heel boots are perfect for all types of weather. A pair of stacked heel sandals made out of a natural material like wood denotes a casual look and is appropriate for warm weather outfits. These kinds of shoes evoke a summery, resort style, and look great paired with maxi dresses shorts and skirts. Wear them with a midi skirt, shift dress, or jeans in the daytime and dress them up with a simple cocktail dress for night. Stacked heels can also work in any season, from a fall/winter ankle booties to the dress sandals we’re seeing this spring. The bonus is that they’re comfortable, stable, and easy to trot in.
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