Let’s talk heels. No, not the entire shoe. Just the heel. That thing you blame for pinched toes and that wobble in your boozy walk. The little metronome that click, click, clicks when it pats the floor. The tall, slender pole that adds inches to your height, an extra sway in your hips and leaves you completely flabbergasted when it snaps off on an otherwise lovely Saturday evening. You know, that thing.
And really, it’s about time someone did something more inventive with the heel. Because most of the time, the part of shoe that gets the bulk of attention is the front. As for the heel, it typically comes in a handful of well-worn, ho-hum silhouettes like wedges, stilettos, platform and chunky heels, to name a few. Oh and there’s also the happy-medium kitten heel that’s been meowing loudly for attention for the past year or so. (Also, do cork heels count? Really, they shouldn’t). But now, there’s another new kid on the block: a wildcard, otherwise known as the geometric heel.
You might have seen it on social media already—style bloggers posing in funky shoes with mismatched heels, looking as though they’ve stepped on a lemon with one foot, and a missing piece of wooded pyramid puzzle with the other. Thanks to new and much-fêted names in the industry—most notably, French label Jacquemus—the back of the shoe is finally getting some love. *Cue the applause*
Ready to don some oddball height boosters? I did the math, and these purveyors of elegant footwear get the geometric heel just right. Here are a few options I’m head over, erm, heels in love with.
Featured photo by Tania
Available at Zara | $89.90
Available at Mango | $99.99
Available at Jacquemus | $367
Yuul Yie, available at Moda Operandi | $380
Yuul Yie, available at Need Supply Co. | $380
Available at Jacquemus | $410