The Only Shoe Trend I Care About Right Now

Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour

Every once in a while, a shoe trend comes around that really sticks. You know what I'm talking about? Suddenly, it's the only thing you want to wear or buy. For me, over the past few years, it’s happened with chunky sneakers, mules, PVC sandals, and, most recently, the topic of today’s post: kitten-heel strappy sandals. I simply can’t get enough of them, and seemingly, neither can anyone else on the internet.

As if my own obsession weren’t bad enough, I feel like every time I scroll through Instagram, I come across a new style I'm compelled to add to my collection. While there certainly are the more famous pairs of the season (such as Staud’s and By Far’s iterations), there are countless other options to choose from in a range of colors, silhouettes, and price points, so there’s really no excuse not to get on board. To see and shop some pairs I’m loving right now, and get some styling inspo along the way, just keep scrolling.

Alexandre Birman Strappy New Kitten Sandals ($575)

This low heel is perfect for day or night.

Reformation Porto Sandal ($218)

Reformation's first shoe collection did not disappoint in the slightest.

Schutz Evenise Slide Sandal ($112)

Barely there and very flattering.

Zara Strappy Mid-Height Heeled Sandals ($60)

Zara does it again.

Staud Gita Leather Sandals ($325)

All your favorite fashion girls are sporting this Staud style.

Calvin Klein Monty Thong Sandal ($71)

The thong-heel trend taken up a notch.

COS Strappy Leather Kitten-Heel Sandals ($150)

I think I just found a rival to Zara's viral white heels.

Gianvito Rossi 55 Leather Slingback Sandals ($745)

Can't go wrong.

Tabitha Simmons Alvy Suede Sandals ($238)

This wide heel shape means less pressure on your foot.

By Far Thalia Teather Mules ($380)

Sometimes, the simplest shoes are the best ones.

Gray Matters Neon Strap Leather Sandals ($198)

A statement shoe you won't have a hard time matching with your outfits.

Sigerson Morrison Fyona Kitten Heel Slides ($275)

I find that silver is one of the most versatile and useful shoe colors.

Jeffrey Campbell Living the Dream Heel ($128)

Love a slingback.

Mango Leather Straps Sandals ($80)

Mango's under-$100 sandal offering is unparalleled.

& Other Stories Strappy Knotted Heeled Sandals ($129)

The more straps the better.

Giuseppe Zanotti Felicia Croc-Effect Leather Mules ($625)

Classic and modern at the same time.

Tibi Scott Sandals ($485)

These sandals are so good, I own them in two colors.

Neous Rossi Leather Slingback Sandals ($655)

Another pair from my personal collection (though mine are white)!

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