If the words 'high' and 'heels' strike terror into your heart, you can relax now. Spree’s extensive range of high heels include many wearable heights and styles such as wedges, platforms and court shoes to alternate with our towering stilettos. Many women swear by platforms as the most comfortable way to add centimeters to legs. Certainly, Carmen Miranda knew this when she commissioned a cobbler in Rio in 1934 to make what was to become her trademark footwear: platforms. She was just five foot tall but always looked larger than life. In the ’70s platforms came back and men and women wore them happily and hippie-ly; in the ’80s glam rock gods took to the stage in velour platforms and in the ’90s platforms became the shoes everyone really, really wanted thanks to the Spice Girls. Why the fashion history lesson? To prove that platforms are the best heels if you're going to dance the night away.
At the other end of the chunky/not chunky spectrum are feminine court shoes and stilettos with rapier-thin heels. What separates court shoes from stilettos are about four centimetres in heel height. Therefore court shoes manage to be both sexy and prim, strict but accessible; the remain unchallenged as the reigning shoe to wear with workwear. They are simple and streamlined with a slender heel. What's not to love? As for how to wear court shoes to work, check that your pants' legs are the correct length and don't bunch up around your ankles. Courts may be 'sensible' doesn't mean you have to colour coordinate them with your handbag or belt, unless you are about to appear in Mad Men. Socks and court shoes? Yes, if you're going to a costume party; not if you're going to the office. Last but not least, Spree has stilettos for women who like their heels really, really high. There's not a lot to say about these sexy shoes except that they probably are the only true statement shoes. Wear them and be prepared to leave many turned heads in your wake.