- It’s an investment: Jeanne Jarvaise, Taryn Rose
- Pricey but worth every penny: Cole Haan, Cordani, Gentle Souls by Kenneth Cole
- Comfort within reach: Aravon, Born, Clarks, Me Too
- A steal of a deal: Aerosoles, Dr. Scholl’s, Easy Spirit
The sling-back heel is sleek and elegant--a classic choice for an evening out. Look for one that uses a wide strap to increase stability, a wide toe box to prevent cramping from strap pressure, and shock absorption to pad the ball of the foot. Editor’s pick: The “Claudia” style from Taryn Rose, orthopedic surgeon-turned-shoe designer.