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Low Heels Can Take Your Outfits To New Heights Without Sacrificing Comfort, Here Are Our Top Picks

Say hello to the shoe of the season.

It’s well known that trends come and go, and over the past few years, we’ve welcomed the return of the platform, sky-high heels à la Versace 2021 (which has certainly stuck around) to add some extra oomph to our outfits. 

However, if you take a look at the latest footwear trend to grace the style set you’ll have noticed that things have taken a turn for the lower, sleeker and ultimately more comfortable. 

We’ve heard the rumblings and noticed the signs, but it’s official: low, sleek kitten heels are back en vogue, and our feet could not be more thrilled.

A low heel does many things for an outfit. Not only are they leaps and bounds more comfortable than sky-high, chunky platforms, but they also add a sense of elegance and refinement to any look. No matter how you style them, they add that wow factor with ease.

Consider them the perfect no-effort elevated shoe. These babies can take you from the office to the bar without leaving you clutching your toes or breaking an ankle.

One of the best parts about a low heel is their immense versatility, take some style cues from Gigi Hadid and pair them with some denim shorts and a singlet for an outfit that screams “It Girl”. Or embrace the Office Siren aesthetic with a pencil skirt and your favourite fitted button-up – the styling possibilities are limitless. 

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect pair, join the club! On the hunt ourselves, we found our top 11 low heels that we’re adding to our wardrobe for this season and the next.

2024’s Top 3 Low Heels

  1. ASOS DESIGN Heatwave Coin Detail Kitten Heel, $55 at ASOS
  2. SPURR Karla Bow Mules, $79.99 at The Iconic
  3. Italo Heels, $74.95 at Novo Shoes

The best low heels to add to your wardrobe in 2024 

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ASOS DESIGN Heatwave Coin Detail Kitten Heel 

$55 at ASOS

These aren’t your average thongs; these sultry slip-ons effortlessly elevate any outfit while maintaining a casual, laid-back vibe. Pair them with wide-leg pants and a slouchy, oversized blazer for a head-turning look, perfect for any occasion.

Style notes: 

  • Gold coin detail 
  • Available in four colourways 
  • Flared heel for added stability 

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SPURR Karla Bow Mules

$79.99 at The Iconic

Pointed-toe kitten heels are undeniably the trend to watch. For an extra stylish touch, consider adding a feminine flair with an oversized bow that will peek out from pant legs.

Style notes: 

  • Black satin fabrication
  • 6cm heel height 
  • Bow detail on outside of toe 

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Italo Heels 

$74.95 at Novo Shoes

These pumps effortlessly exude the chic, casual vibe of the 90s that many of us aspire to recreate. Featuring a stylish stiletto heel, bow detail, and faux leather toe, they strike the perfect balance between refined and unique. 

Style notes: 

  • Slip on court shoe style 
  • 8cm heel height 
  • PETA-approved vegan 

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Lindy Studded Black Leather Pumps 

$272 (usually $320) at Alohas

These pumps effortlessly exude the chic, casual vibe of the 90s that many of us aspire to recreate. Featuring a stylish stiletto heel, bow detail, and faux leather upper, they strike the perfect balance between refined and unique.

Style notes: 

  • Square toed shape
  • Slingback ankle strap 
  • Available in five colourways and patterns 

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Garlyn Heels 

$89.95 at Billini

A little bit of grunge and a little bit of class, these stunning oxblood mules are a must-have heel to throw on with even the most casual of outfits to instantly take it to new heights. 

Style notes: 

  • 6cm heel height 
  • Stiletto heel shape
  • Also available in black and red 

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Topshop Issy Strappy Heels

$76 at ASOS

Take a walk on the wild side! There’s no denying that leopard print is back in business and we love the combination of the bold pattern with a more delicate heel style. 

Style notes: 

  • 6cm heel height 
  • Slingback ankle strap
  • Square toe 

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Koko Ruby Nappa Heels 

$219.95 at Tony Bianco

Want to get the look of those iconic Miu Miu slingbacks without blowing the bank? These strappy beauties from Tony Bianco give off that same sophisticated style at just a fraction of the price. 

Style notes: 

  • 4.5cm heel 
  • Leather materials 
  • Available in six colours 

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Leather Sandals With Metallic Heel

$139.95 at MNG

You’ll catch us wearing these ultra-low-heeled mules from MNG every day, from dusk till dawn. Comfy, chic, and the perfect way to add some spice to even the most mundane outfits.

Style notes: 

  • 4cm heel
  • Goat leather 
  • Metallic heel and buckle detailing

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Ganni Knots Faux Leather Sandals

$210 (usually $525) at Mytheresa

Summer may have passed us by but we’ll be investing in these stunning strappy sandals for the next one as they are the ultimate seasonal kitten heel. Although, you could easily take this style into the cooler seasons with some straight-leg jeans, a coat and your favourite knit. 

Style notes: 

  • 4.5cm heel
  • Faux leather material
  • Made in Spain

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Billini Ayla Heels

$89.95 at The Iconic

Silver accessories are not going anywhere, and they’re a great way to add some shine to your outfits without feeling over the top. 

Style notes: 

  • 7cm heel 
  • Slingback design

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What is the best heel height? 

The ultimate heel height really comes down to personal preference and comfort. However, many people find that a heel height of around 5 to 7.5 centimetres is a good balance between style and comfort for daily wear.

This height can provide a bit of lift and elongate the legs without putting too much strain on the feet. 

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