Backless loafers have had a very long moment in the sun, with the trend first emerging on fashionable feet starting around 2015. Fast-forward to 2019, and while the once-omnipresent shoe trend is still around, there's one notable new style vying for attention.
Nineties-inspired kitten heels have steadily been climbing up the trend ladder. Once considered kitschy or unflattering, the comfortable shoe silhouette is all but cemented as a chic choice thanks to buzzworthy brands like By Far, Staud, and Cult Gaia. Taking it a step further, influencers have illustrated just how versatile and sleek slipping into a pair of low-heel sandals can actually be (plus, they're way less hard on your feet than the '80s-reminiscent stilettos we've seen as of late).
Ahead, see our roundup of the recent spring looks showcasing the trend and shop our picks to test-drive it this season. You, and your foot arches, won't regret it.
You can always count on Tibi to do a chic low heel.
We'll wear anything that is Olsen-approved. Can you blame us?
A pop of sky-blue sandals is the perfect way to greet the spring season.
Allow us to introduce you to your new party shoes.
If a super-slim heel doesn't appeal to you, then find a block iteration that's still low to the ground, like these black strappy beauties.
Winter whites are now spring whites, which means these sandals are a worthy investment.
Style these sandals with a colorful sheer sock for an unexpected look.
We can see Carrie Bradshaw traipsing around town in these.
Style with a floral midi dress and straw bag for a picnic-ready look.
In case you like being complimented on your shoes.
Grass green is the new slime green; you heard it here first.
A classic shoe you'll wear year after year.
Swap out your stilettos for these sensible (and equally stylish) heels.
A powdery blue is flattering on everyone.
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