20 Strappy Heeled Sandals That Are Cute, Colorful, & Won't Kill Your Feet
Some fashion items have remained just as stylish as they were when first released in their heyday decades ago. Case in point: everything '90s, flares, cashmere cardigans, silk scarves, hoodies, trench coats—the list goes on. Also on that lineup are strappy heeled sandals, which are perennially cool and championed by grandmas and the coolest new influencers alike. To be clear I'm not talking about sky-high stiletto sandals—I'm talking about those featuring a lower block heel or even a slender kitten heel. They're shoes that you can walk in comfortably without worrying about twisting an ankle and they pair just as well with denim and tees as they do with pantsuits or printed mini dresses.
Lately, such shoes in vibrant neons or soft pastels have been saturating my Instagram feed, indicating fashion's overwhelming movement towards all things colorful and bold. They're an extremely easy way to infuse an outfit with color or with a subtle touch of animal print, if that's more your style, and they'll make you feel a little fancy while they do it. If you're looking to buy a pair, check out some ace options out below. On second thought, maybe check your mom's closet first — if she's one to hold onto things, she just might have a super rad pair or two that are still kicking.
Walking On Sunshine
Now this is a shoe that would totally make an outfit! Featuring a yellow snakeskin print, a block heel, and zig-zagging straps, this style is peak cool.
As a former ballerina, I love shoes with straps that are meant to be wrapped around your leg. I find these sandals, which are also tie-dye, to die for.
I love the cage strap design on the toes of these shoes — white sandals have never looked fresher.
The color alone of these shoes had me wanting them, but add the interlocking straps into the mix and I'm sold.
Orange is such an underrated color, especially within fashion. Take a second to think about how good these sandals would look with blue jeans and a white shirt, and then go ahead and buy them.
More minty green goodness, this time with a textured animal print twist.
These would be the highlight of any outfit and are made even cooler by the black piping that allows the neon to really pop.
Pale yellow is set to be everywhere this summer thanks to high fashion runways. Nail the trend with these gorgeous kitten heel sandals.
The wooden block heels on these shoes completely make them.
I'm drooling over these and dreaming of wearing them with my favorite Canadian tuxedo.
Because everyone needs a few whimsical pieces in their everyday wardrobe.
Light On Your Feet
The more numerous the straps, the cooler the shoe.
I don't know if its their pointe shoe-like straps or their red hue, but these shoes make me want to put on a flowy dress and dance.
These silver snakeskin shoes are just plain cool and could be worn with literally anything, from a denim mini skirt to a black tie gown.
Featuring tortoise straps, these sandals channel animal prints and patterns in a whole new way.
The 2000s would approve. That's hot.
Easy Does It
You need every shoe silhouette in black, it's just a given.
The sculptural orb heels of these shoes make them look like wearable works of art.
Shoes for the bold! Who knew metallic orange and winding straps would look so cool together.
Sometimes, a toned down nude is where it's at.