Trend Report: Chunky Heels Are Here to Stay

This season many footwear designers and brands, from Nicholas Kirkwood to Valentino, retired the celeb-favorite pin thin stiletto opting for the return of a chunky, block heel. This trendy shape is 70s infused with a hint of modern bohemian glamour that would make Bianca Jagger proud.

We pulled 10 fabulous examples of this trend now at retail…I guess the question is: will you be swapping your skinny summer-ready stilettos for this blocky silhouette?

Nicholas-Kirkwood-red-chunky-platform-sandals

Nicholas Kirkwood psychedelic printed satin platform sandals; available at Net-A-Porter

Givenchy-black-white-leather-sandal

Givenchy lace-up d’Orsay black & white leather sandal; available at Saks Fifth Avenue

Proenza-Schouler-leather-fringe-mule

Proenza Schouler black leather fringe banded mule; available at Neiman Marcus

Pierre-Hardy-linen-pump-monolite

Pierre Hardy Monolite natural beige linen pointed-toe pumps; available at Forward

Valentino-rainbow-strappy-sandals-Rockstud-Spring-2015

Valentino multi-colored Rockstud strappy sandals with gold-tone pyramid studs; available at Tessabit

J-W-ANDERSON-lace-up-blue-suede-bootie

J.W.Anderson blue suede lace-up bootie with a mother-of-pearl heel; available at Farfetch

Giamba-platform-sandals

Giama Aztec printed cotton platform ankle-strap sandals; available at Farfetch

Christian-Louboutin-Bella-platform-sandal-plaid

Christian Louboutin Bella braided leather houndstooth printed platform sandal; available at Nordstrom

Saint-Laurent-Candy-studded-black-leather-platform-sandal

Saint Laurent Candy crystal studded black leather sandals; available at Forward

Giuseppe-Zanotti-gold-studded-sandal-black-suede-strappy

Giuseppe Zanotti black suede strappy sandal with antique gold studded heel; available at Neiman Marcus

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