How To Rock Heels In Winter

Heels can be uncomfortable when you choose the wrong pair. In addition, they aren't the most sensible or warm footwear choice during winter. We know you'd look stunning in them, but you would think otherwise after a few hours of walking (or trying to) in chilly weather.


Our favourite peep-toes and go-to high heels suddenly don't seem as good, derailing our styling intentions. But our inner fashionistas and runway models won't let the chilly winter season stop us from donning our power pairs. We can't let our heels go to waste because our feet might get cold.


Our team at Wildfire decided to join the conversation and share some tips on staying warm and stylish during winter.


Tip 1 - Choose Materials That Will Keep You Warm and Safe in Winter


Leather and high-quality materials will keep your toes warm while wearing heels in winter. Look for shoes made of insulating materials so your feet won't freeze. In addition, a rubberised sole will help provide traction, a material more common with heeled boots than stilettos or other high heels.


Ankle straps can help keep your shoes in place, providing more stability as you walk on icy streets. If possible, choose a pair of block heels. Why? Block heels are the go-to shoes of women who prioritise comfort and height. 


Its thicker heels distribute your weight evenly, relieving pressure from your feet. These shoes are perfect during inclement weather, where natural elements can affect the experience. You will get your money's worth if you purchase shoes from Wildfire's collection because they are versatile, stylish, affordable, and in-season.


Add a couple of stoppers and grips for your heels to keep you stable. They are available in our foot care section.


Tip 2 - Welcome Fashionable Socks into the Fray


Why not do what models and other influential celebrities do? Accentuate heels by wearing socks to add contrast and edginess to your look. What better way to continue wearing your favourite pair of heels during winter?


Fashion icons looked gorgeous when they paired sporty socks with sky-high stilettos. This trend will protect your feet from exposure to cold weather. Moreover, socks are a great way to break into new shoes.


But first, know that not all shoes work with socks. Wildfire suggests that the best heels to wear with a pair of socks are a variation of the pumps or ankle strap shoes. We also recommend matching the colour of your socks with your shoes so they'd look like a pair of sock boots instead of two separate items. 


Tip 3 - Add Stylish Winter Tights to Your Wardrobe


You will need creativity to feel warm while wearing your heels this winter. If you're not feeling the sock and heels trend, you may opt for winter tights to keep your feet toasty—mix polka-dot tights with high heels.


Are you feeling a bit risqué? We suggest going for pattern clashes and bold ensembles. For example, a bright pair of sparkly tights and platform shoes would be perfect for parties and night outs with friends.


Settle on thermal tights to keep you warmer on extra chilly nights. While we want you to look your absolute best in heels, we don't want you to experience hypothermia. So lock the warmth in and still look fabulous at it!


Tip 4 - Select Winter-Ready Shoes


Several shoe options will leave you feeling sexy in heels without freezing.


Boots, for instance, are perfect for winter and provide the height you wish to achieve. As a result, you get the satisfy your heels' craving and keep your toes and legs intact in the process!


Wildfire boots come in different heel heights. They are 3, 5.5, 7, and 8.5.


Another option you can go for is closed-toe shoes. So say goodbye to your open-toes momentarily, especially if you don't want to try the sock trend.


Finding a pair of black, versatile, closed, square-toe heels will help you survive the winter. These shoes keep your toes safe from water or ice hitting them directly. Moreover, they match perfectly with different outfits and can elevate your overall look. (Put away your open-toe heels in the meantime—the warmer months will be here soon enough!)


Check out a couple of closed-toe heels from Wildfire's collection and add them to your winter wardrobe rotation.


Tip 5 - Choose Low to Mid Heels or Block Heels But Not High Heels!


Do you have to wear high heels during winter? While we understand the need for height, it would be best if you chose low heels. Low heels are godsend substitutes for women who want elevation without the torture. Block heels, platform heels, court heels, heel mules are OK, but stiletto heels are a no-no in icy, wintry weather!


Wildfire's current designs come in the following heights: 4.5, 5.5, 6, and 7. Our low heels do not have severe inclines sparing your feet from muscle fatigue. Pick the one that beckons you, and we're confident that whatever you choose will make you 100% ready for winter.


Wildfire shoes are renowned for being stylish and reasonably priced, making them the ideal option to ring in the new season. So wear them as often as you like!


How to Take Care of Your Feet During Winter?


During winter, people neglect to care for their feet since they are covered most of the time. Issues like frostbite, cracked heels, athlete's foot, and foot injuries can harm your feet. We at Wildfire believe you must put your best foot forward!


Here are some tips to give them the care they deserve.


  1. Maintain cleanliness by thoroughly washing your feet when you shower.
  2. Moisturise your feet and heels because cracks and fissures can develop from severe dryness.
  3. Choose breathable fabrics like wool that are ideal for winter socks.
  4. Use well-fitting shoes that won't constrict circulation in your feet and toes.
  5. Immediately discard your wet shoes and socks to prevent bacterial and fungal infections and odour.


Choose the Brand That Will See You Through Winter!


We provided tips on how to continue wearing your beloved heels in winter. Wildfire is the best place to get a pair of shoes that are affordable, stylish, and comfortable. Head to Wildfire's online shop or the nearest stockist to get a pair that will add more colour to your winter wardrobe.


Our affordable prices and flexible payment systems, such as Afterpay and Zip, will not exceed your budget.