Hang up your towering stilettoes, and get ready for a season filled with the hottest in micro heels. With the likes of Nicholas Kirkwood, Valentino and Saint Laurent firmly behind the mini heel trend, it looks like the petites are set to out perform the sky-high competition - cue big sighs of relief for women everywhere. There has never been a more wearable trend. Whether it’s a slice wedge, a blockette, a petite stiletto or even a kitten heel, these micro styles deserve a spot in your mega wardrobe. Get the full story in this week’s Grazia for a trend you’d be mad not to step into…
1. The Petite Stiletto
With the leaders of the front row all pioneering the new heel height you can expect to be impressed, but even we were blown away by the range of uh-mazing petite stilettoes out there. These Valentino Rockstud pointies have been selling like hot cakes, whilst the high street is awash with stylish mini-stiletto contenders.
Daria leather and PVC slingbacks, £515, Sophia Webster at net-a-porter.com
Rockstud pumps, £603, Valentino at mytheresa.com
Charlotte heels, £180, Kurt Geiger
2. The Slice
It's time for a little wedge apprecitation. The slice is the ultimate micro heel to give you a little lift with little commitment. More elegant and refined than last year’s nana sandals, they work with, well, just about everything!
Snakeskin wedges, £510, Pierre Hardy at mytheresa.com
Vika sandals, £445, Alexander Wang at net-a-porter.com
Mosaic detial, £226.18, Chie Mihara at farfetch.com
3. The Blockette
Go for architectural structure in a block heel. They’re chunky and sturdy, yet fabulously feminine. Their inherent 60's feel gives an unexpected edge to a contemporary look, so why not try teaming with dungarees or ripped boyfriend jeans.
Ankle-strap courts with acrylic heels, £900.18, Fendi at farfetch.com
Pink and orange smart deva sandals, £44.99, Clarks
Vestal sandals, £585, Rupert Sanderson at mytheresa.com