Welcome to The Great Shopping Debate! The Get’s first-ever live shopping show. On this month’s episode (which will premiere on June 23, 5 p.m. EST), two editors sound off on the age-old dilemma: high heels or flats? Representing team high heels is Vogue’s Commerce Writer Alexis Bennett. On any given day, you can spot her towering in a pair of stilettos, wedges, or pumps whether she’s headed to the office, a fashion show, or running errands on the weekends. Some of her favorites? The powerfully playful designs by Brother Vellies and the sleek timeless silhouettes from Saint Laurent.
On team flats is Vogue’s Commerce Editor Lilah Ramzi. She swore off pin-thin heels long ago in favor of dainty pointed-toe flats, ballerinas, and loafers. For more formal occasions, she might opt for a whisper of a kitten heel but she draws the line there. A few of Ramzi’s most beloved flats include Ferragamo’s iconic Vara shoes, Loeffler Randal’s satin, ballet-esque slides, Castañer’s espadrilles, and Roger Vivier’s crystals mules.
What team do you root for? Watch to pick your side of high heels or flats on The Great Shopping Debate.
The Best High Heels
A high heel is always a good idea. A pep in your step, a boost of confidence, a rhythmic click-clack—what’s not to love? To wear heels is to embrace the glories of a shoe’s potential. From Saint Laurent to Brother Vellies, some of the best high heels, below.
The Best Flats
Fact: A flat can look just as chic as its higher-altitude counterpart. Why deal with the fuss of a stiletto when a ballerina, loafer, or slide does the job just as well. Plus, all the attention is placed on the fabrication as well. A satin outer, a tiny bow, a bit of crystal, flats have more fun. Plus, you can play around with a bit of heel, case in point, the perfect proportions of Ferragamo’s Vara shoes. From