With everyone from Gucci to Givenchy offering enviable options for this barely there shoe, I thought I’d round-up a few affordable minimalist sandal heels for those on a stricter budget. If you are looking to invest in a very versatile day-to-night heel however, I’ve included some of the designer choices at the end that have inspired these fast-fashion dupes. Fear not budget babes, I only included a few so we don’t go crying in the corner together lusting over Alexander Wang’s leather perfection (totally reasonable reaction).
- Steve Madden ‘ReaLove’ Sandals in Black Suede ($79.95) – if you are looking for a Manholo Blahnik Chaos Cuff sandal dupe, these are as good as they get!
- Zara Combination High Heel Sandal ($59.90)
- Promise Shoes ‘Romania’ in Black ($29.90) – The small platform on this one will do wonders for giving the balls of heels extra cushioning.
- Prabal Gurung for Target Ankle-Strap Pump in Black ($39.99)
- ASOS HOLLYWOOD Heeled Sandals ($74.36)
- Armani Exchange Colorblock Heel ($88)
- Forever 21 Colorblocked Platform Sandal ($29.80)
- Prabal Gurung for Target Ankle-Strap Pump in Sulfur Spring ($39.99) – Okay, I did cheat and include this pair twice, but can you blame me. It’s so darn cute and cheap!
- Steve Madden Marlenee Heel in Mint Green ($99.95)
- MANGO TOUCH Beaded Ankle Strap Sandals ($109)
Style Tip: If you are on the petite side or don’t have legs for days, consider opting for the thinnest ankle strap or a nude heel to strengthen the illusion of long, lean limbs.
Now prepare yourself for the beauty of high-end designer luxury that is about to come at you head-on in the following image (don’t say I didn’t warn you).
- Valentino Embellished Leather Sandal ($917) – holy sh*t these are amazing
- Givenchy Guerra Heel in Salmon Powder ($1,150)
- Maison Martin Margiela Ankle Ring Sandal ($905)
- Manolo Blahnik ‘Chaos Cuff’ Sandal ($695)
- Alexander McQueen Leather and Suede Sandal ($587)
Ironically I’m sitting here in my room looking out into a blizzard writing about barely there sandals that offer little-to-no climate protection (wishful thinking?). Crossing my fingers this summer will be a toasty one since I have my eyes set on wearing some of these affordable minimalist sandal heels with equally cute cuffed boyfriend jeans.
Are you digging this minimalist heel trend or is it just too bare for your liking?