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12 Interesting Heel Shapes to Try This Fall

Buh-bye stilettos. Hello cutout wedges.

Courtesy, design by Betsy Farrell

It all started on the Fall 2016 runways, where designers such as Loewe, Givenchy, and Céline ditched traditional stilettos and block heels for a variety of shapes and sizes unlike anything we've seen before. From vertiginous and curved to short and stacked, here, shop our selection of the most interesting styles to add to your arsenal.


With that sculpted kitten heel, definitely *not* your ordinary black booties.

$139, zara.com

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Loeffler Randall

A clog you'll actually want to wear.

$425, loefflerrandall.com 

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<p>Burgundy velvet on a curvy&nbsp;copper leather heel is <i data-redactor-tag="i">totally</i> worth the splurge.</p><p>$980,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.barneys.com/product/dries-van-noten-sculpted-heel-ankle-boots-504682452.html" target="_blank">barneys.com</a>&nbsp;</p>
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Dries Van Noten

Burgundy velvet on a curvy copper leather heel is totally worth the splurge.

$980, barneys.com 

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PSL in the front, bell-shaped in the back.

$120, mango.com

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Tetris heel. 

$1,150, Nordstrom.com

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Steve Madden

There's chunky (and tubular) enough to dance the night away...

$130, stevemadden.com

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So spindly, such edge.

$750, loewe.com 

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YRU Wednesday

Then there's CHUNKY enough to step on a rusty nail and still be inches away from needing a tetanus booster. 

$145, nastygal.com

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A cone heel but with rainbow sprinkles (okay, colored panes, but still). 

$2,625, barneys.com

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Sam Edelman

Not quite a wedge, so it passes the Queen Elizabeth test

$180, nastygal.com

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Conical Cranberry, or the name of my new band. 

$46, asos.com

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Rock 'n' roll meets Victorian meets a totally walkable slanted block heel. 

$575, coach.com

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