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The Best Lace-Up Heels You Can Buy

Strappy lace-up sandals are a unique take on a classic heel; they wrap and crisscross your foot and ankle for a fun and flirty look. We found a selection of some of the chicest strappy gladiator heels you can buy now from top brands like Schutz and Steve Madden. These pairs come in all sorts of colors from nudes and neutrals to neons and dark shades; their heel heights vary as do the style of their straps, so you can find a favorite style to match jeans, dresses and more.

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1. Schutz Nivia Wrap Sandal

Schutz offers an orange, strappy, ankle-wrap sandal with cutouts on the foot for a bold look.

Pros: These sandals feature a trendy square toe with a thin 4-inch heel.

Cons: The shoe may fit wide on narrow feet.

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2. Steve Madden Amberlyn Sandal

These Steve Madden stiletto sandals have an asymmetrical strap design, complete with hardware on the tips for a touch of metallics. The minimalistic silhouette and black finish is easier to pair with more outfits.

Pros: They have a 4.5-inch heel.

Cons: Colors may appear different online than in person.

steve madden sandals
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3. BCBGeneration Janine Sandals

BCBGenertion’s sandals are finished with thick suede or leather straps, depending on the color. Elastic incorporated into the strap design helps prevent rubbing and blisters. A zipper in the back of the shoe allows for easy on-off wear.

Pros: The heel measures 4 inches tall.

Cons: Straps can’t be loosened or tightened, so they may fit differently on each foot.

bcbg sandals
CREDIT: Amazon
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