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How high should the heel of my shoes be?

They say a girl can never have too many shoes, but finding the perfect pair can be tricky. In case you have back or foot problems, then flats, sandals, and thongs are probably the ideal choice. If you are not quite ready for a 15-cm stiletto but want footwear that elevates you literally and figuratively, a 5-cm kitten heel, whether pumps, boots, platforms, or another style, might be just what you need. It is just high enough to give you a lift without putting too much pressure on the balls of your feet. As for professional footwear, a 7.5-cm heel is a classic choice and comes in a pointed, round, or peep toe style, all of which are appropriate for the office. Otherwise, for a night out on the town or when elegance is your priority, look to a 10-cm heel. Most shoes with a heel between 10 and 15 cm include a toe platform for extra stability and look great, but you might want to consider a shorter heel if your plan for the night includes a lot of walking.

What shoes are a must-have for men?

Every man should own a couple pair of dress shoes, at least one in black and another in brown, to match their belt. Highly popular classics and sophisticated, oxford and brogue style shoes—also called wingtips—made of real leather pair nicely with dressy suits and tend to outlast imitation leather options. For formal events in hot weather, finish off a lightweight suit in tan or grey with brown or tan dress shoes that feature contrasting cream stitching and laces. Nonetheless, black patent leather dress shoes remain the go-to for formal occasions, especially black-tie events. As for casual occasions, loafers look good with a sport coat and chinos or jeans, while moccasins offer a more casual and comfortable compromise. Otherwise, slip into a pair of Chelsea boots to still look put-together, whether in rugged denim or dressier pants. For the everyday outing or errand, invest in a simple pair of tennis shoes.