I Hate High Heels, But I Love This Trend


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It takes a lot to get me in a pair of heels. Since it's not unusual for me to rack up well over 10,000 steps a day crisscrossing New York City, anything taller than an inch or two just doesn't work out. But since I can't resist a little bit of fun, all the cool sculptural heels I've been eyeing might just convince me that sore calves and a blister or two are worth it. While unusual, artistic, and straight-up gravity-defying high heels aren't a new trend, there are so many brands offering up their own takes on the trend right now.

While I'd have to point to Jacquemus and J.W.Anderson as the leaders of the quirky-cool heel aesthetic, they're not the only brands currently sitting in my shopping cart. Below I'm highlighting 21 pairs of sculptural heels that just might convince me to swap out my sneakers and sandals for the coming months. From subtle to seriously over-the-top, this is a trend that you can tailor to your aesthetic. Read on to shop the best of the best now.

Aemilia Madden