You’re in luck this season if high heels were never really your thing. Block heels, stack heels, demi-wedges, flatforms and kitten heels are a welcome addition to our Spring/Summer wardrobes minus the foot strain, and surprisingly the look is both chic and cool at the same time - not an easy thing to master...
We’re loving the unexpected sophistication of a pointy toe kitten heel when mixed with cropped denim and a tee, while a chunky block heel provides a point of difference to your usual flat sandals and dress combo. These in-between-heels are perfect for day and night dressing, so the only thing you have to do now is to choose your favourite from our top 10.
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A barely-there ankle strap adds a feminine touch to the round-toe detail of these block heels.
A sexy pointy pump minus the killer high heel.
SHOP: Next heels, $55
These bow-detailed sandals are crying out for a floral dress and straw bag come summer.
Mules are endlessly versatile, particularly in a wear-with-everything tan hue.
SHOP: Tony Bianco mules, $160
It’s amazing how kitten heels can suddenly feel so right, particularly when teamed with casual separates to look more cool than corporate.
SHOP: GANNI heels, $319
Not the most practical but certainly the most fun, we should all own at least one pair of crazy-coloured block heels this season.
So chic, you’ll be hard pressed making anyone believe these babies are under $100.
SHOP: Mango shoes, $100
These look like something Kate Bosworth might wear which essentially means no further explanation is necessary.
SHOP: Whistles sandals, $270
A fresh take on a wardrobe classic, the square toe detail and block heel instantly update these slingbacks into new season territory.
It’s hard to beat a designer-inspired look at such an affordable price.
SHOP: Jolene shoes, $64