The Game-Changing Heel Every Editor Is Obsessed With—We Promise, You'll Thank Us!

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Meet the Goldilocks of shoes: not too high, not too low, but juuuust right.

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Comfortable. Practical. Easy. Those are some of the first words that come to mind when I think about the must-have heel of spring 2014. With a rise that firmly lands in that foot-friendly range between two and three inches, it's a shoe you can confidently head to work in without any spare flats. No blisters, no bunions, no short stilted steps—even if your commute includes a little walking. Your mother would definitely approve.

But just because the midi heel is definitely sensible footwear, don't label it stodgy and square. Its medium, less-than-a-stiletto, more-than-a-kitten-heel design is actually what makes it so cool: while its slight lift elongates your legs, the style's still low enough to make all outfits seem effortless (and really, so long as that's happening, you can pull anything off, no?). What's more, since the height falls in neutral, any-occasion-goes zone, you can mix it as easily with jeans (in all cuts and washes, although I'm especially partial the way it looks with frayed denim), as skirts and dresses—fancy or casual—so working it into your wardrobe isn't a problem. Sure, maybe there's is no miracle shoe out there that goes with everything...but these come pretty damn close.

Because you need a pair in your life this season (or if you already own one, another!), I've gathered 27 of the best midi heel pumps, sandals and slingbacks scattered across the internet right now—click through to shop my picks.

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