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



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. 




"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."

You might recognize these from Carrie and Big's wedding. 

Velvet and a gemstone embellishment? I think that's a yes. 

Getting married? Consider your shoe shopping over. 


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

Another more-than-worthwhile wedding-day shoe option. 

A timeless style that works with just about everything in your wardrobe. 


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

Your shoe collection needs these, no questions asked. 

Markle literally wears these to everything, and I don't blame her.

These can be worn for a lot more than just a wedding ceremony. 

I'm green with envy over whoever adds these to their personal archive. 


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

You won't need jewelry if you have these.

Valentino has competition in the hot-pink department. 


"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:

Plastic heels are one of this summer's biggest shoe trends. 

To be paired with jeans and an easy button-down shirt. 


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

Shop Callasli styles:

These are giving seriously chic Y2K vibes.