09/04/2012 10:27 am ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

Ankle-Friendly Chunky Heels Are Totally In For Fall 2012 (PHOTOS)

This fall, our ankles are breathing a serious sigh of relief because wide, stacked heels are back. There's no doubt that when we are talking about shoes, bigger is better. While height is important (you know how we love heels here at Stylelist), we couldn't be more excited to say buh-bye to tottering around on vertiginous stilettos, and dusting off those '90s pumps.

We credit Miuccia Prada with this shift toward clunkier heels. She paraded big heels down the fall 2012 runways at Prada and Miu Miu (the Italian designer loves a ladylike moment). Some might call it "librarian chic," but we just call it comfortable. Wear them now with bare legs and your '60s-style miniskirts; come fall add some cute socks, and when winter rolls around, just add tights. It's a no-brainer.

Here, 11 pairs of comfy-yet-cute chunky heels.

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