Heading Back to Work? 3 Pairs of Comfortable Heels to Put Your Best Foot Forward

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As anyone who schleps to and from an office knows, figuring out what to wear to work every day can be quite the challenge. It’s particularly painful to get into the swing of things when coming back from annual leave. I’m sure a lot of you can relate with my sentiments that the Christmas/New Year break was not enough!! 

That said, the start of a new year is often a great time to reflect on the year that was, and I took the opportunity to assess things in the wardrobe department – what worked, what didn’t. In this post, I’m sharing with you one of my best discoveries of 2023 – Ally Shoes. I discovered their shoes as I was navigating my return to work last year during the January period and it set the tone for my year. In this post, I’m going to highlight 3 styles from the brand that will no doubt equip you in putting your best foot forward as you return to work. 

Despite the fact that I have a pretty solid shoe collection, it pains me to say that many of those pairs don’t fit me perfectly. My feet are on the wider side and over the years, I’ve spent more money than I’m willing to admit on shoes that give me blisters, squish my toes and just end up being so damn uncomfortable. The fact that I’m petite doesn’t help, as I can’t deny the confidence-boosting powers of a pair of heels, particularly in an office environment when I’m trying to assert mah authoritahhh. And it’s a tale as old as time that traditional heeled shoes were NOT designed to be comfortable. 

Cue Ally Shoes – a true disruptor in the footwear space, as their heels are designed by a podiatrist with comfort as a priority. There’s arch support, a toe bed, rubber sole, 4 different widths to choose from and proper padding inside the shoe. Their micro size range (US 4.5 through to 12) is offered in half sizes so you can tailor your shoes to fit you properly. It’s been a year since Ally Shoes came into my life and it’s safe to say that the honeymoon period is far from over! They are, by far, my most comfortable heels for work.

Here are 3 styles from Ally Shoes you should seriously consider adding to your wardrobe:

Lower block heel

5cm / 2″ block heel

L: Ally Shoes heels* (use ‘VIRGINIA40’ for $40USD off), Bellroy Tokyo Wonder Tote*, Everlane blazer* (sz 0), Arket t-shirt (sz S), The Fold trousers* (sz UK 8), Ray Ban sunglassesArms of Eve earrings*; R: Ally Shoes heels* (use ‘VIRGINIA40’ for $40USD off), Sezane blazer (sz UK 8 / US 4 / FR 36), Bellroy Tokyo Wonder Tote*, Arket t-shirt (sz S), Frankie Shop trousers (sz S), Ray Ban sunglasses

L: Ally shoes* (use ‘VIRGINIA40’ for $40USD off), Marks & Spencer trench coat* (sz AU 8), Power Of My People shirt* (sz M – use VIRGINIA10 for 10% off), The Fold trousers* (sold out – similar here and here), Tory Burch tote (review here), Arms of Eve earrings*; R: Ally Shoes heels* (use ‘VIRGINIA40’ for $40USD off), The Fold blazer* (sz UK 8 – similar here and here), Arket knit top (sz S), The Fold trousers* (sz UK 8 – similar here and here), Bellroy Tokyo Wonder Tote* (featured here), Arms of Eve earrings

Bold block heel

7.5cm / 3″ block heel

L: Ally shoes* (use ‘VIRGINIA40’ for $40 off – comprehensive review here), Joseph Fashion blazer (sz FR 36 – on sale!), Arket tee (sz S), Frankie Shop trousers (sz S – style also available here), Tory Burch tote bag (also here), Celine belt, Ray Ban sunglasses; R: Ally shoes* (use ‘VIRGINIA40’ for $40 off your first pair of heels or ‘VIRGINIA10’ for 10% off your first pair of flats), Everlane blazer* (sz 0), Arket tee (sz S), Frankie Shop trousers (sz S), Isabel Marant belt (review here), Celine bag (review here), Ray Ban sunglasses

L: Ally shoes*, The Fold London top* (sz UK 8 – sold out, similar style linked), The Fold London trousers* (sz UK 8), Tory Burch tote (review here), Ray Ban sunglasses; R: Ally shoes*, Arket tee (sz S), Frankie Shop trousers (sz S – review here), Gucci belt (review here)

Kitten heel

5cm / 2″ heel

L: Ally Shoes kitten heels* (use ‘VIRGINIA40’ for $40USD off), The Curated coat* (sz XS – review here), Sezane top (sz XS), Uniqlo vest (sz XS – not visible but my nifty cold weather hack), The Fold trousers* (sz UK 8), Tory Burch tote (review here), Arms of Eve earrings*, bangle* and ring*, Ray Ban sunglasses; R: Ally Shoes kitten heels* (use ‘VIRGINIA40’ for $40USD off), Arket knit (sz XS), Lilysilk skirt* (sz 27), Celine bag (watch my review here), Arms of Eve earrings*, Arms of Eve cuff*, Arms of Eve bracelet*

L: Ally Shoes kitten heels* (use ‘VIRGINIA40’ for $40USD off), Marks & Spencer trench coat* (sz AU 8), Lilysilk blouse* (sz M), Anine Bing skirt (read my try-on thoughts here; sz XS – also here and here), Tory Burch tote (review here), Arms of Eve earrings*, Arms of Eve bangle*; R: Ally Shoes kitten heels* (use ‘VIRGINIA40’ for $40USD off), The Curated blazer* (sz XXS), Anine Bing tank (sz XS – also here and here), Lilysilk skirt* (sz 27), Tory Burch tote (review here), Arms of Eve earrings*, Arms of Eve cuff*, Arms of Eve bracelet*

As always, thanks for stopping by!

P.S. Check out my Top 10 Wardrobe Favourites of 2023!



  1. Alyce
    January 28, 2024 / 12:36 pm

    I’m curious – how do they compare to Sarah Flint?

    • January 30, 2024 / 8:58 pm

      they’re comfier! a few more comfort features embedded in their design 🙂

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