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11 Playful Heels That Make a Serious Style Statement

This season, designers are reminding us that fashion should be fun. Footwear labels embraced an energetic attitude by incorporating high-impact finishes onto their latest designs (think lots of neon, sequins and bold colors). Paired with retro gym games? The shoes are ready for serious playtime.

Color proved to be a key focus. Jimmy Choo went for highlighter hues, debuting a kitten heel slingback in neon yellow patent. Equally as vibrant is Christian Louboutin’s multicolor ankle-strap pump with PVC detailing.

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Prada embellished pump with Velcro strap.
CREDIT: Felix Wong.

Metallics also prevailed this season. Italian labels Paula Cademartori and Giannico went for high-shine finishes on their heeled styles. Maryam Nassir Zadeh offered her signature mules in a new pink metallic treatment.

Graphic color-blocking was seen in multiple versions. Proenza Schouler mixed red, black and white on its block-heeled sandals. Isa Tapia fused black and white on its woven lace-up pump.

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Frances Valentine slingback sandals with mesh bow and mirrored heel, Off-White sequin socks.
CREDIT: Felix Wong.

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