They're All Great, But These Are the All-Time Greatest Manolo Blahnik Heels


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Few shoe brands have built up a reputation for craftsmanship, timeless style, and overall decadence quite like Manolo Blahnik. Founded in 1971 by the Spanish designer of the same name, the brand has long been a favorite among the fashion set and beyond, showing up on TV shows (you know the one), in movies, and on celebrities ranging from Meghan Markle to Michelle Obama. 

According to Net-a-Porter senior market editor Libby Page, the profound interest lies in the brand's classic shapes, which appeal to consumers of all ages. "True to his DNA, Manolos are always impeccably made, often with [the designer's] signature curved heel and strong, easily recognizable styles across all categories and heel heights," she says. 

For those reasons and more, Manolos have become the shoes of choice when it comes time to invest in a pair of truly beautiful heels. But with so many options, all of which are dangerously tempting, it can be a lofty undertaking to narrow down the choices to just one. In an effort to speed up the process and get you your dream shoes quicker, I had Page lay out the styles that Net-a-Porter is most excited about this season. Below, shop her picks for the best-of-all-time Manolo Blahniks, from the Hangisi to the Maysale. 


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"The Hangisi and its derivations are, by far, our best-selling family, offered in many variations across different shapes, heel heights, colors, and fabrications. It is a truly universal style, where we see our customers purchasing for all kinds of formal occasions but also for every day."

Shop Hangisi styles:


"Complemented with a very recognizable buckle, [this style is] for the more minimalist woman." 

Shop Maysale styles:


"[The BB style is] a classic pump with a twist that is truly flattering for both day and evening."

Shop BB styles:


"An emotional, crystal-embellished style, [the Lurum is] great in neutral light gray and blush but also in pops of color."

Shop Lurum styles:


"Tapping into the plexi trend, which has been pervasive for several seasons, [the Scolto style offers] a very sleek way to test it out."

Shop Scolto styles:


"[This style is] the perfect '90s slingback, strappy sandal [and is] great in black and metallics." 

Shop Callasli styles:

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Senior Fashion Editor

Eliza Huber is a New York City–based fashion editor who specializes in trend reporting, brand discovery, and celebrity style. She joined Who What Wear in 2021 after almost four years on the fashion editorial team at Refinery29, the job she took after graduating with a marketing degree from the University of Iowa. She has since launched two monthly columns, Let's Get a Room and Ways to Wear; profiled the likes of Dakota Fanning, Diane Kruger, Katie Holmes, and Sabrina Carpenter for WWW's monthly cover features; and reported on everything from the relationship between Formula One and fashion to the top trends from fashion month, season after season. Eliza now lives on the Upper West Side and spends her free time researching F1 fashion imagery for her side Instagram accounts @thepinnacleoffashion and @f1paddockfits, running in Central Park, and scouring eBay for '90s Prada and '80s Yves Saint Laurent.