Skip the stilettos—these kitten heels are much more practical, and so cute.

By Katie Holdefehr
Updated March 08, 2018
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Just because they're kitten heels doesn't mean they have to be demure. This pump has a classic silhouette, but comes in a range of bold patterns. Choose from stripes, plaid, cheetah print, and glitzy sparkles. To buy: $49; solesociety.com
Sole Society

Sky-high heels are out and more reasonable (and comfortable) footwear is in, Pinterest reports. According to the company's trend watchers, kitchen heels are on the rise, and have seen a 455 percent spike in search over the past year. While the look may bring you back to your adolescent days and has a retro flair, the style is being reinvented with a modern twist. Professional enough for work, yet comfy enough to wear to dinner after, the five pairs below could soon become your favorite shoes in your closet.

Talbots

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Pila Kitten Heels

Cherry red leather and a sweet scallop edge combine in this sandal you'll reach for all summer. Also available in green, blue, yellow, magenta, black, and trendy metallic silver. 

To buy: $139; talbots.com

Sole Society

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Desi Kitten Heel Pump

Just because they're kitten heels doesn't mean they have to be demure. This pump has a classic silhouette, but comes in a range of bold patterns. Choose from stripes, plaid, cheetah print, and glitzy sparkles. 

To buy: $49; solesociety.com

Everlane

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The Editor Heel

A classic silhouette in luxurious suede, this shoe will help you put your best foot forward, whether you're heading into a meeting or out to lunch. Available in navy, taupe, black, or dark green. 

To buy: $155; everlane.com

Anthropologie

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Ruffled Kitten Heels

The ruffle at the front adds an element of fun to this polished pump. The blush hue is pretty and versatile, but for a more eye-catching look, opt for the bright mint green or orange option.

To buy: $138; anthropologie.com

Nordstrom

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Ludlow Slingback Pump

That's right: slingbacks are officially back! Embrace the trend with a wearable kitten heel that lets you walk for hours and won't accidentally slip off. 

To buy: $110; nordstrom.com