These shoes will be the death of me.

I don’t know what it is about us ladies, but most of us – myself included – absolutely love high heels. Translation: we love to hurt our feet. When I slip on a pair of stilettos, nothing can beat that feeling of instant glamour and sophistication. You feel slimmer, trimmer and ready to take on the world. That feeling, however, inevitably leads to wincing and cursing ourselves out at the end of the day with swollen, pained, and aching feet. Why do we do this to ourselves?

Is it because the office tells us we need to look professional or the guys want us to look sexy? Do we really need that added height? We want the comfort and effortlessness of flats powerful feeling attached to a pair of high heels. Ladies, meet the kitten heel: the high heel’s adorable little sister and our version of the shoe compromise.

It has all the qualities in a shoe you could ever want without the drawbacks. No more limping in a pair of shoes because they’re so high and you can barely move. Kitten heels feature a heel no higher than 2 inches but still manage to give you a boost. They’re work appropriate and come in more styles now than ever before. If you’re looking for something to wear out other than boring black, look for leopard print or a pair with cute detailing, like bows, studs or in a bold color. This pair by ASOS successfully manages to feature all four of these.

These babies will leave your feet purring by the end of the day!