Those Strappy Sandals You Wore to Prom Are Back

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Bunions be damned, because your feet are going to look like cute little pot roasts this summer. The barely-there sandals you wore to prom are back and podiatrists worldwide are shaking. The style is single-soled, multi-strapped, sometimes metallic or pastel (to match your taffeta Jessica McClintock), and has a mom-approved mid-heel stiletto. And you don’t have to wear them to a formal dance held in a school gym masquerading as a Hilton ballroom. These are meant for daily life. Style them down with a suit for work or make them casual with denim. It is 2019, after all.

High-end, indie, and mall brands alike are participating in the theme, including industry favorites like The Row and By Far. That means you can find a style that fits your (prom) budget. We’re convinced the dainty style is a direct reaction the orthopedic footwear trend, so our feet are ready for the mild torture (akin to the high school experience). Shop 10 of our favorite Prom Heels, here.

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January Mules

By Far
24sevres.com

$365.00

The little bow makes this shoe. 

Bare Leather Sandals

The Row
net-a-porter.com

$790.00

Like the name of these sandals, they bare it all.  

Evenise Slide Sandal

Schutz
nordstrom.com

$159.95

Something about the curve of this heel screams ‘The ’90s.’

Leather Strap Sandals

This is our favorite budget buy, with a bonus of being tangerine orange. 

Penelope Leather Sandals

Tory Burch
bloomingdales.com

$328.00

What’s prom without a little bling? 

Strappy Sandals

You’ll wear these so often, you might as well buy two pairs. 

Gavin Leather Sandals

Tibi
mytheresa.com

$425.00

I don’t need mint green shoes, but I need mint green shoes. 

Orchid Heel

Zimmermann
us.zimmermannwear.com

$550.00

Prom Queen goes to this flowery pair. 

Strippy Heeled Sandals

Topshop
topshop.com

$80.00

This is the shoe version of a little red corvette. 

55 Leather Slingback Sandals

Gianvito Rossi
net-a-porter.com

$745.00

I guess we’re over block heels.  

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