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Sculptural heels to put a spring in your step

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Helen Atkin
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Sculptural heels are the newest shoe trend for this season, these are the best pairs to wear now, from high street to designer

As tights return to their summer storage spots and your legs see the light of day again, it’s time to start thinking about what to put on your feet, now that weatherproofing your shoes is not the top of the priority list. 

One of the biggest trends for s/s 2019 is the sculptural heel. From Rejina Pyo to Simone Rocha and Jacquemus, the heel shape du jour is not the stiletto or kitten heel we’ve seen over recent seasons, but heels fashioned from spheres, carved wood and sculpted plastic were all ready to see the sun. Here’s our pick of the best sculptural heels to wear now.

  • Cult Gaia Alia color-block leather mules

    This three toned mule is a great addition to your summer wardrobe, wear with high waisted blue jeans, floaty skirts or linen dresses.

    Cult Gaia Alia color-block leather mules at net-a-porter.com, £265

  • Bershka Asymmetric heel slingback shoes

    If the thought of pounding the pavement in a mule is a little concerning (will they cut the mustard when you’re fighting your way through the rush-hour scrum?), these slingback shoes are a supportive alternative.

    Bershka Asymmetric heel slingback shoes, £29.99

  • Rejina Pyo Doris sandals

    Rejina Pyo’s footwear designs for s/s 2019 have fashion editors fighting over every single pair. These strappy red sandals are well worth a bruise or two.

    Rejina Pyo Doris sandals, £395 

  • Kalda Cyland snake-effect leather mules

    From Icelandic label Kalda, these black screw heel mules are a great patch for your summer black look.

    Kalda Cyland snake-effect leather mules at selfridges.com, £290

  • Neous Liparis suede mules

    White poplin pieces are the perfect partner for Neous’s mules with carved wooden heel.

    Neous Liparis suede mules at net-a-porter.com, £495

  • Office Missile feature heel mules

    With their gold sphere heel these Office mules are the perfect dancing shoes, complete with their own personal disco balls.

    Office Missile feature heel mules, £62

  • Jacquemus Castana leather mules

    Simon Porte Jacquemus’s experiments with heels continue this season. These mules with their small stacked mismatched heels, made from wood and red and gold-tone metal shapes, add a little excitement to a relaxed weekend look.

    Jacquemus Castana leather mules at matchesfashion.com, £585

  • Gray Matters Mildred sculptural-heel suede mules

    The egg-shaped heel on these khaki suede mules puts a contemporary slant on the well worn suede shoe.

    Gray Matters Mildred sculptural-heel suede mules at Matchesfashion.com , £510

Opening image courtesy of Caroline Leeming. All others images courtesy of the brands.

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