18 Kitten Heels To Step Into This Season

Yep, they’re back!

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.

Photo courtesy of Sam Edelman

Sam Edelman, Kinzey Kitten Heel Bootie, $140, available at Sam Edelman.

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& Other Stories, Zebra Pumps, $125, available at & Other Stories.

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Tibi, Lia Heels, $425, available at Tibi.

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Intentionally Blank, Orleans Pink Croc Emboss, $196, available at Intentionally Blank

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Raid, Alecia Kitten Heel Boots, $56, available at ASOS.

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Topshop, Jiggle Kitten Heel Slingbacks, $68, available at Topshop.

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Reike Nen, RI3-SH015, $345, available at Reike Nen.

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Steve Madden, Ramone, $99.95, available at Steve Madden.

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Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Andrea Mule in White Calf, $386, available at Need Supply Co.

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Rachel Comey, Alder in Emerald Patent Leather, $403, available at Rachel Comey.

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Urban Outfitters, Aria Lace-Up Kitten Heel Boot, $89, available at Urban Outfitters.

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Schutz, Ivna, $150, available at Schutz.

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Diane von Furstenberg, Mollo 2 Booties, $398, available at Shopbop.

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The Row, Coco Suede And Moire Pumps, $795, available at Net-A-Porter.

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Mango, Slingback Leather Shoes, $99.99, available at Mango.

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Neous, Kitten Heel Mules, $428, available at Farfetch.

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Kate Spade, Pointy Toe Bootie, $298, available at Nordstrom.

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Dolce Vita, Nyke Booties, $170, available at Dolce Vita.