What is a Block Heel?

What is a Block Heel?

The right kind of shoe can boost your confidence, transform your look and make heads turn as soon as you enter a room. When it comes to heels there are a lot of different options. We love the block heel for its bold style and practical comfort. Let’s learn more about why block heels should be a staple in your closet!

What is a Block Heel Shoe?

A block heel is a heel style trend that’s here to stay! In essence block heels are shoes with broad heel bases that come in lots of shapes and sizes. This style is a marriage between 70’s hippy platforms and the chunky shoes of the 90’s. Ranging from a low square heel on a flat shoe which is perfect for a day in the office, to a fashionable cylindrical high heel for a night out, you’re sure to find a block heel to suit every look.

Block heels not only look super stylish, but a solid heel also tends to distribute your body’s weight differently compared to thinner heels like stilettos. They offer extra support and take a little pressure off the front of your foot which results in a more comfortable walking experience and are a great option for everyday wear.

A block heel is extremely practical, easy to walk in and does not get stuck in subway grates, sink into grass or snap on uneven ground. Plus, for those of us who are prone to wobbling, block heels can offer more support and stability than a pointed heel ever could. You can find block heels that are high or low, tapered and shaped on shoes and boots of all styles. 

Our Favorite Block Heeled Shoes

The Kylie is a versatile strappy heel available in suede or leather and perfect for a night on the town or a day at the office. 


The Jirren with its coco brown burgundy textured leather and comfortable block heel is the ultimate dress ankle boot. 


The Roulette features a 3” block heel that is not only comfortable, but incredibly stylish. It offers timeless elegance in suede and leather options. 


The Asher is an over-the-ankle boot with a 3" block heel. This Italian leather lace up is finished with a leather cross buckle and available in different colored prints.  


The Merlin over-the-ankle boot features a combination of classic black leather and tapestry gold-accented textile that make the Merlin uniquely beautiful.