We know you’re probably going to be scared of what we are about to say BUT the grandma kitten heel is here, and ready to be passed down onto your feet. With a modern twist, the block two-inch kitten-heeled flat has been officially reimagined, in the best way. A take on runway shoes—let’s call it the “glove” flat—it’s finally made it to the mass market for all of us to oddly enjoy. A far cry from your grandmother’s Sunday best church shoes, these new takes on the ladylike styles come in great colors and fabrics. Try a pair in suede or a bright leather (maybe pink because you want to channel your inner Barbie) or in an unexpected metallic colorway. Although they might look a bit weird off the foot, they are super comfortable, will give you just the right amount of height, and are very modern and chic. I mean, you can’t go wrong; take a chance on these grandma-approved babies in the gallery, below.
The Grandma Shoe Has Been Reinvented
Zara, Block Heel Leather Shoes, $89.90, available at Zara.
Martiniano, High Glove, $495, available at Need Supply Co.
Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Roberta Heel, $379, available at Maryam Nassir Zadeh.
Rachel Comey, Calder, $345, available at Rachel Comey.
Jeffrey Campbell, Bitsie Low Heel, $110, available at Urban Outfitters.
Vagabound, Jamilla Suede Heel, $110, available at Nasty Gal.
Lanvin, Metallic Leather Pump, $595, available at Net-A-Porter.
Repetto, Camille Napa Bow Ballet Pump, $335, available at Bergdorf Goodman.
Public Desire, Katie Block Heels, $40.19, available at Public Desire.
Loeil, Mauve Socks Flat Heels, $62, available at Loeil.