We swear there are comfortable versions out there. Pumps in a rich, vibrant shade—like these from Rockport that incorporate Adidas technology to cushion your feet—add a pop of color to a dull winter wardrobe. Or find a low heel in gold or silver that is neutral and seasonless but feels fresher than basic black. If you want to add more height, look for styles that have a platform in front to take some of the strain off the balls of your feet.
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