Very very comfy Italian shoes. The family behind Ballin shoes has been making hand-made shoes in Venice since 1945. These office shoes with 7.5cm heel/ 3inches did not pinch my toes at all. Very solid and stable heel too. I wore them the whole day and did not even realize that the heels are that high.
More information on their website: http://www.ballin-shoes.it
I found this brand in Milan. Ballin Shoes opened their first single-brand store located in Santo Spirito, Milan in 2011. Previously they were available in other multi-brand shoe-stores /department stores in Italy, Germany, France and Russia. They had lovely evening wear but they were all open-toed and I am a little shy about showing off my toes. So I bought office shoes.
It’s very comfortable. It is extra cushiony in the sole and heel. It’s a brand that I will look out for when next I am in Italy.