In my opinion, kitten heels have long been misunderstood. While they’ve gone in and out of style numerous times over the past few decades (as most things do), they always generate a mixed bag of feelings every time they creep their way back into the spotlight.
Well, for the haters: I hate to break it to you, but they’re back again. And for those who have long loved the kitten heel—get excited! From slingbacks to booties in sleek patent leather and textured materials, these “shorties” come in all shapes and forms. And, while they often prove to be just as difficult to walk in as a pair of sky-high stilettos (seriously, have you given them a try?), we’ve totally fallen in love with today’s modern interpretations.
We rounded up 18 of our favorites to rock this fall. Check ’em out, below.