For the Love of Heels – favorite footwear designers

February 20, 2019

I am one of those women that selects the heels before the outfit. There is something about a gorgeous pair of shoes, no matter how impractical they may be, that makes me happy. I often get asked “Don’t your feet hurt in those heels?” or my favorite “I could never wear heels that high.” Yes, they hurt, and it takes practice, you will get used to walking in them, even if they are 4+ inches. I am going to share a couple of heels from some of my favorite footwear designers, some I wear often, others rarely.

Favorite Designers

Christian Louboutin – 

Louboutin makes gorgeous heels, unfortunately, not all are comfortable. Mr. Louboutin himself has said that he doesn’t make them for comfort. I have bough several pairs of Louboutins over the years, but my favorites are his booties, as well as a plain pair of black leather pumps that I wear too often. Where to purchase: Saks, Neimans, Barneys.

Christian Louboutin Suzanna heels

So Kate heels in hot pink

Pumps in nude

Christian Louboutin booties

So Kate booties

Christian Louboutin Pigalle Plato

Booties in leopard

Christian Louboutin Fifi Bota in suede

Manolo Blahnik

Manolos are both comfortable and stylish. These heels are comfortable and can be worn all day.

Where to purchase: Saks, Neimans, Barneys.

Manolos in tweed with Pilgrim buckle

Manolos in silk and pink suede

Jimmy Choo

Since the founder of Jimmy Choo, Tamara Mellon, left Jimmy Choo, they lost the zing that Ms. Mellon brought to the brand. I have not bought anything there for a while, but I do have this pair of Choo’s that I wear to the office often. I wish I had bought them in the red when it was available.

Where to purchase: Saks, Neimans, Jimmy Choo website.

Jimmy Choos in navy suede


Chanel is always innovative and has so many gorgeous pairs of shoes, I have to stop myself from stopping by the boutique. Its always disastrous for me there! These heels, boots, and sneakers are some of my favorites from the pairs I own from Chanel.

Where to purchase: Saks, and the Chanel boutique. I have not seen Chanel footwear on-line, if I am not mistaken purchases need to be made in store.

Chanel booties

Chanel sneakers

Espadrilles in gray tweed

Tamara Mellon

Once she left Jimmy Choo, Ms. Mellon started her own company. I only have two pairs of her heels, but these are fantastic. The quality is what I would expect from a highend designer, and they are incredibly stylish. Where to purchase, currently on-line only. Tamara Mellon.

These are seriously badass heels


Edgardo Osorio, founder and creative director of Acquazurra, worked for mega brands before launching his own luxury footwear label in 2011. The brand is known for their craftsmanship and modern, fun designs. Where to purchase: Saks, Acquazurra website, Neimans.

Nude suede booties – so comfortable

Amazon heels in black leather


Gucci is known for their creativity, innovation and Italian craftsmanship. They have such fun sneakers, I don’t own any, but I do love their loafers and slides. Where to purchase: Saks, Gucci website.

Marmot loafer in gold

Black slides

Do you have a favorite footwear designer? Please share in the comments section below. I would love to get your recommendations or feedback.

Thank you for reading!


  • Reply Elena February 20, 2019 at 1:40 am

    I love your shoes! I have to say that my own closet is bursting with a diverse set of shoes and they make me as happy as your make you! There really is something about the ability to change your entire persona with two pieces in your feet!

    • Reply Maricela February 20, 2019 at 2:03 am

      Thank you, Elena. I agree completely!

  • Reply luv high heels February 21, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    I love your high heel collection -what a gorgeous collection you have. You look stunning in all of them and I can see why they bring you such joy to wear them.

    thanks for sharing

    • Reply Maricela February 21, 2019 at 3:10 pm

      Thank you! I do love heels and beautiful shoes. Thank you for your support.

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