15 Quality Heels Worth Having in Your Closet
At the beginning of the pandemic, our everyday footwear became sneakers and slippers, and we were not sad about it one bit. However, now that we're going out a bit more, we want to get dressed and feel amazing. For us, that means heels. Putting on a great pair of heels makes you walk differently, both literally and figuratively. We stand taller and feel more confident when we're in a great pair of shoes. If you're ready to get out and make a statement this season, these are the shoes worth buying.
Whether you want to ease back into heels with a lower option or are ready to go with a sky high platform, there are great options available for you. Plus, whether you want something neutral that goes with everything, a cool heeled bootie, or a fun sexy sandal, it's all possible. We're crushing hard on a pair of bow slingbacks we found for under $100, a sexy pair of knee-high boots, and a clear pump that literally reminds us of a fairytale. Keep on reading to shop our picks, and happy shoe shopping!
Neutral Sandals: Schutz Josseana Evening Sandal
Consider these Schutz Josseana Evening Sandals ($118) the perfect evening shoe. This editor wore them practically all night in New York, and her feet were not crying out in pain after hours of dancing. Plus, they're so versatile and sexy, and come in lots of neutral colors.
A Wardrobe Staple: Schutz Victorie Slide Sandal
You need this casual, versatile Schutz Victorie Slide Sandal ($118) in your arsenal. It's very comfortable, and because it's clear it goes with literally everything. Keep these for sunny days and beach vacations in the winter; come spring and summer, they'll be your everyday go-to shoe. You're welcome.
Platform Pumps: Schutz Renee Patent Pump
The platform pump with an ankle strap is everywhere this season. When we see trendier styles like this, we like to try out the trend without breaking the bank, to see if it's really for us. That's why we love these Schutz Renee Patent Pumps ($111, originally $158). They're affordable, and come in both neutrals and fun colors. Get in on the Barbiecore trend with these cute shoes.
A Great Black Sandal: Sam Edelman Kia Ankle Strap Sandal
If you're building out your heel collection, you need a reliable pair you can wear all the time. The Sam Edelman Kia Ankle Strap Sandal ($140) is comfortable and easy to walk in, and it goes with everything. It comes in black suede, as well as about a dozen other colors, so it's easy to find your favorite.
Sparkly Knee High Boots: Allegra K Pointy Toe Sparkle Glitter Stiletto Heel Knee High Boots
Do we even need to explain why we love these Allegra K Pointy Toe Sparkle Glitter Stiletto Heel Knee High Boots ($65, originally $87)? These are the night out boots you're going to want to wear all the time. Pair them with leather shorts or a sparkly minidress if you want to feel like a disco ball.
Bow Heels: Zara Embellished Bow Heeled Slingbacks
You've likely seen these cute bow heels everywhere, and you can grab these Zara Embellished Bow Heeled Slingbacks ($90) for less than $100. The green fabric is perfect for fall, and the heel height isn't too high or too low. We love the way these look with a dress for a night out, or as a way to dress up jeans.
Party Shoes: Superdown Quinn Heel
We love everything about these fun Superdown Quinn Heels ($98). They're perfect for making a statement, and we're loving the dangly sexy baubles, as well as the clear heel. This is a shoe you could wear with the most simple outfit imaginable, because these will automatically dress up anything.
Knee High Boots: Zara Heeled Knee High Boots
We turn to Zara for some of the best boots on the market. Right now, we're kind of obsessed with these Zara Heeled Knee High Boots ($90). We love the skinny heel that means business, and the sleek black leather. Wear these when you want to feel like your strongest self.
Unique Kitten Heels: St. Agni Shearling Sandals
We're kind of obsessed with these St. Agni Shearling Sandals ($285) for fall, and we think you will be too. For one, a kitten heel is a great option when you want a subtle little lift, and the shearling will make these shoes more cozy and comfortable on your feet. Everyone will be asking where you got them.
Black Platform Boots: Steve Madden Cobra Platform Boot
When we think of platform heels, we think of this Steve Madden Cobra Platform Boot ($170). It's so statement making, and looks good with everything. The platform is a whopping two inches, and the heel is five inches, so you'll tower over everyone.
Classic Black Pumps: Schutz Lou Pump
Classic black pumps should be a part of everyone's shoe closet. They're useful, versatile, and always a good idea to have on hand. We like these Schutz Lou Pumps ($118) because they're affordable and relatively comfortable for a stiletto. They've got a four inch heel, so they mean business.
Heeled Booties: ba&sh Caitlin Suede Ankle Boots
These ba&sh Caitlin Suede Ankle Boots ($425) are the more serious take on a cowboy boot. If you want the western look, but also like something a little more polished, a skinny stiletto heel is the way to go. Plus, especially for the way they look, they're surprisingly comfortable, and come in a few different shades.
Strappy Sandals: Steve Madden Larisa Sandals
The lace-up sandal trend is everywhere right now, and we're loving the sexy style. These Steve Madden Larisa Sandals ($120) are fun and perfect for a night out. They also come in a blush tan color as well as a vibrant purple, but we love the classic black style.
Clear Sparkly Pumps: Larroude Melissa Cinderella Pumps
Ever wanted to feel like Cinderella at the ball? Us, too. That's why we need these cool Larroude Melissa Cinderella Pumps ($105, originally $175) ASAP. They're made of PVC material, not glass, but they certainly look like the fantasy shoe we've dreamed about. Just make sure you don't lose one!
Platform Sandals: Schutz Keefa Sandal
The name of the game is comfort, even if we're wearing heels. That's why a platform is so useful; it really does make a difference if you're planning on dancing all night. We like these pretty Schutz Keefa Sandals ($138); they also come in gold.