In truth, low-heeled sandals have been having a moment for a little while now, and I really want my eye to get used to them, because they make so much more practical sense than some of the shoes I clomp around town in. The queen of stylish lower-heeled shoes is Maryam Nasser Zadeh, and I found this excellent metallic sandal marked down on her site.
And this is Everlane trying—and pretty much succeeding—at doing Maryam Nasser Zadeh.
This braided number by Rachel Comey pops nicely in red, but comes in black too, for those of you looking for something slightly more versatile.
I don’t usually like brown shoes, but this tortoise sandal is really appealing.
These woven mules are so perfectly summery—I’d wear them with an all-white outfit.
I think that snakeskin functions as a neutral in much the same way metallics do: unexpectedly but brilliantly.
I get happy just looking at these rainbow-strapped Mansur Gavriel sandals.
I feel like my mother really peaked, style-wise, in the 70s, and this looks like something she would have worn then.
I could see myself walking all over creation in this pair: it just looks so damn comfortable.
The asymmetrical crisscross on these is so smart.
This would look so good with skinny black pants.
This knotted slide could be dressed way up, but would also look pretty great with your most worn-in jeans.
This is Madewell but looks like old-school Helmut Lang.
Yes, I realize this is the third red shoe in this post. I’m having a red shoe moment.
At three inches, this is arguably not that low a heel, but I love the subtle metallic sheen.