Not only in high versions that resemble jewel-sculptures, but also in shorter, decorated versions

[On the cover: Givenchy fashion show SS2020]

The heel takes centre stage in footwear: an object that has enjoyed almost obsessive attention from designers who in either just a few or many centimetres of material -developed upwards through height or sideways through width- distil much research and experimentation.

Architectural heels similar to real sculptures, jewel-like decorations, weaves of brands’ initials to form their logos: there are not only stiletto heels for big occasions, but also shorter, more solid options for everyday shoes and sandals. Slim, twelve-centimetre-high heels become a symbol of seduction and femininity, whereas more robust, wider heels are synonymous with comfort and practicality.

After the many months of flat shoes and sneakers imposed by the lockdown, it is now time to treat yourself to a shoe with a heel.

Logo heel by Baldinini

Studded with pearls by Jimmy Choo

With prismatic crystals by Loriblu

A Plexiglas boule by Pensato

With coloured stones by Giovanni Fabiani