High heels

AW16’s most-wanted high heels

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While flats have reigned supreme in the shoe world over the past couple of season's, the stiletto is making a steady comeback. From pretty pom pom details to luxed up velvet finishes, these are the most-wanted high heels in store now...

The benefits of high heels have been broadly documented: they create the elusion of longer legs and add polish to all outfits. While we were grateful for the fashion-endorsed hero-status of the flat in recent seasons (from fur-filled Gucci loafers, to Phoebe Philo’s favourite Stan Smiths) skyscrapers will never lose their appeal.

From fun pom pom details, to avant-garde architectural styles – high heels have had a high fashion makeover. The key trends this season take their cues from the catwalk: look out for metallics, sequins, 70s style platforms and bold reds.

Miss Selfridge and Aldo have given their new collection a sexy edge with lace-up and mesh details. While & Other Stories and Sam Edleman are embracing the 70s with their purple haze platforms.

Meanwhile, if it’s party season shoes you’re after, & Other Stories have teamed up with New York label Rodarte on a collection of gorgeous sequin-heavy wares. The embellished sandals are destined for the dancefloor.

Our favourite new brand is Malone Souliers. Allow us to introduce the rookie American label who’s signature style balances delicate femininity with bold, directional designs. The Maureen mules are our favourites from the new collection and we strongly advise you to keep this label on your radar.

Of course, classic courts will never go out of style. Look to Whistles, Aldo and Russell and Bromley for favourite for their flattering but comfortable attributes; keep a pair of these trusty heels under your desk for any surprise meetings or impromptu after-work drinks.

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