We’re obsessed with the mid-heel right now — and it’s kind of hard not to be with the pairs that are around at the moment. They were the biggest shoe trend on the fashion week elite – with Instagrammers wearing their ripped hem jeans with contrasting prim heeled pumps.
The mid-heel has been street style fodder for the last few fashion weeks.
First, it was all about Chanel’s slingback, which Karl revamped for the first time since Gabrielle’s era at the brand and sent down the runway on every model at his couture show. Leandra Medine, Eva Chen, Linda Tol, Aimee Song – (almost) literally every single big fashion name had a pair, and now the high street is doing its thing with Uterque and Zara selling cute copies.
Then it was the Celine ballerina pump (aka glove shoe) is STILL a big hitter, after Phoebe Philo caused a storm debuting pairs catwalk leaving show-goers asking: would we? The answer was yes and they're still going strong with a whole load of versions in stores that are slightly kinder to our budget than the dreamy £500+ real deals.
This season’s Office collection is the best we’ve seen ever — with cute mid-heels with cute heeled pumps, slingbacks and strappy mid-heels (that are ideal bridesmaid shoe material).
If you're after something more cutesy and less Marmite-esque, Valentino’s ankle strap Mary Janes are an undeniably delight and have their very own affordable catwalk copies.
If you’ve been a big flat fan for a while now, the idea of any heel might seem unappealing – especially one so unapologetically prim – but that’s the best thing about them. They are truly as versatile as a pair of sneakers – we’re wearing ours with stand-out blouses and denim and it’s been quite nice giving our Stan Smiths a break.
Suffering from the mid-heel obsession big time? The best thing about them is the high street is FULL of them. H&M, Zara, Uterque, Mango, Office, Topshop – take your pick… Your only decision is quelle couleur?