And Now, Meet *the* Shoe That Will Define Spring Fashion


I have a thing for shoes. Especially shoes that feel special, but also have a lot of staying power in my wardrobe. For that reason, I tend to spend a bit more on investment pieces that I’ve really fallen for. A few years back, I sprung for a pair of Chanel’s two-tone slingbacks, which have proven to be on the of the most-worn (and most-loved) pairs of shoes in my closet. The same thing can be said for a pair of vintage Prada heels I found last year that I wear with just about everything.

This spring, Prada has introduced a new collection of covetable kitten heels that I simply can’t stop thinking about. I’m convinced they will be the shoe of the season. Rather than just an It-shoe of the moment, though, I think they have true staying power. The low pointed-toe heels are designed in a rainbow of colors, each with a sporty waved sole, broken kitten heel, and rubber finish that make them feel timeless and modern all at once. They’re available in a few different designs, ranging from logo versions to styles finished with a sculpted flower.

One thing is certain—they have already won over the fashion set, who have been snapped wearing the stunning shoes. Ahead, let’s dive into the cool Prada kitten heels.

On the runway

Making their debut on the S/S 21 runway, Prada's kitten heels were designed under the vision of co-creative directors Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons. Sleek, sculpted, and modern, these are the heels that you can pair with practically anything.


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Style a neutral outfit with heels in a fun hue for an unexpected pop of color.


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How pretty is this sculpted flower detail?


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This architectural version is a favorite among the fashion set.

On the fashion set

Already sweeping outfits on Instagram, there's no doubt that the Prada kitten heels are a standout shoe of the season. Take some styling notes from fashion insiders and pair them with everything from second-skin tops and micro mini skirts to matching sets.


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As we saw on the runways, a pair of bright heels like this orange pair add dimension to a neutral look.


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This cool orange pair are topping my shopping list.


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I didn't know that mint green paired so perfectly with purple.


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These heels are bound to sell out quickly.


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These Prada heels simply go with anything.


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I love this sculptural shape that's finished with Prada's logo.


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I'm here for this cool pop of yellow.

Shop more from Prada:

If you're a fan of Prada like this editor, ahead shop more of my picks from the brand this season. Standout items include their cool re-edition bags, fresh takes on logo fashion, and perfect polo tops.

Next, discover 7 trend-forward basics that will reach cult status in 2021.

Associate Director, Special Projects

Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.