It’s the heel shape of next season, but this mod-girl mini block is available everywhere right now – from Clarks to Nicholas Kirkwood – so hop on early. Comfortable, cool and cute with short hemlines and cropped trousers, there’s nothing this new shoe can’t do for you. Scroll through the gallery above to check out the 11 best styles available to buy today!
Although this is perhaps a larger trend within the world of cordwainers - many top shoe designers have lowered their heel heights to satisfy our busy little feet - the new mini block heel has been on the runways, also. From colour-blocked styles at Ralph Lauren to holiday vibes at Tory Burch and more masculine efforts at Stella McCartney, there's a variation for all tastes. And for those of you who aren't prepard to stretch to the realm of the more intimidating ugly ugly sandals (like the Birkie/slider variety) and you fancy giving those stilettos a rest, here's your sole saviour.
Clockwise from top left: Tory Burch, Ralph Lauren, Paul Smith, Stella McCartney, Missoni [Catwalking]
As you can see from the catwalk pics above, the elegant mod-block has been most commonly styled sans nail varnish. Ensuring all attention is on your snazzy new shoes, why not wear these sensible - but cute - sandals with a swishing midi-skirt or ankle-grazing cropped trousers? That way, the focus will be on your feet. Pedi or not.