Naomi Watts Wore the Comfy Heels I Walked, Ran, and Danced in for 12+ Hours

Katie Holmes, Scarlett Johansson, and Selena Gomez are fans of the brand, too.

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Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve been obsessed with heels, and a photograph of a 5-year-old me wearing my mom’s soaring tall boots proves that. Around the age of 15, though, I discovered heels can be incredibly uncomfortable, thanks to my toes going numb from a pair of sparkly homecoming pumps. But by no means was I going to give up my footwear of choice! It just needed some modifications, and I recently discovered the answer.

A good heel is comfortable and practical. I found each of those aspects in Vivaia, a footwear brand that created my favorite pump, the Melody Pro. It’s so good, I walked, danced, and ran in the style for over 12 hours and have secured three variations. Better yet, Naomi Watts just gave the sneaker-like heels her stamp of approval.

Vivaia Melody Pro Heels

Vivaia Square-Toe Chunky Heels (Melody Pro)


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Vivaia Melody Basic Heels

Vivaia Square-Toe Chunky Heels (Melody)


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Spotted in New York City, the actress wore a Nili Lotan coat, classic V-neck sweater, and billowy trousers that have been seen on everyone from Jennifer Lawrence to Katie Holmes. Watts rounded out her look with a gold pendant, sleek clutch, striking sunglasses, and my go-to Vivaia Melody Pro heels, which looked beyond chic.      

The Melody Pro shoes are an update to the brand’s best-selling pumps, the original Melody heel. This new version offers a chunky, mid-height heel, trendy square toe, padded insole, and shock-absorbing heel pads. Though, it’s the stretchy upper for me. The knit material contours to your foot, eliminates harsh rubbing, and it’s just as good on the planet as it is on your feet.      

Watts and I aren’t the only ones on board the Vivaia train. Holmes, Scarlett Johansson, Selena Gomez, Julia Roberts, and Emma Roberts have styled the brand, and I have a feeling it has to do with its versatility. Let’s take the Melody Pro heels as an example. You can wear them to the office and seamlessly transition them to happy hour. Wear them with a dress, jeans, skirts, and beyond.  

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