Let’s put our hand on your heart: when it comes to high heels, our wardrobe is never too full, our account is never in the red, and our wishlist is never ending. Do we sound obsessed? It might be because we are. Especially when it comes to special high heels. Shoeaholics will now obviously be thinking about all those amazing trends that were introduced to us at the Fall Winter 2016-2017 collections: ruffled, buckled or studded heels, furry detailing, velvet texture, multiple ankle straps, platforms or wooden embellishments. Plenty of yummy designs, indeed. But after eyeing all the collections up, after scrutinizing all the shows, and tracking down all the upcoming street style trends of this intriguing season, we have no choice but to declare our love for the one and only trend that will make real fashionistas hold their breath into next season: sculptured heels.

Sure, we first noticed sculptured heels in 2015: back then, we figured that they would just be a short-lived trend. Nice, sure, but not on our get-it-or-die-trying list… But sculptured heels are still here, getting more and more desirable, looking more and more tempting, in both crazy and simple shapes. Marni wooes us with wooden inserts,  J.W. Anderson goes for rounded heels that bring elegance to the next level, Saint Laurent gives the word stiletto a new meaning, delicately shaping his own initials, Prada creates structured kitten heels, demonstrating the existence of the perfect not-so-flat flats, Dries Van Noten charms us with his organic forms and Kenzo thrills us with his futuristic drilled elements.

So, whether you’ve fallen in love with crystal encrusted heels, with metallic inserts or with intriguingly shaped stilettos: sculptured heels are what you need this season. Maybe you’ll be lucky enough to grab your favorite pair as a bargain during the upcoming sales (be quick though, some of them are already on sale). If not, grab a pair anyway – those heels will be the one detail that enlightens your outfit!

 

 

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