New Kid on the Block

The latest in shoes: Block heels.

Endless treks around the city, dashing from airport terminal to airport terminal—thankfully the block heel is en vogue this summer. If you’re thinking about trading in your stilettos for something with a little more bulk to it, take these for a spin around the block.

Celine Block Heels

The Bootie
Not only are block heels in style, they’re also defying traditional materials and finishes. This Celine midnight navy calfskin slingback bootie gets grounded with a glitter plexi heel, giving it sparkle, edge and shine.

Find it at Céline at 191 N.E. 40th St., Space 101 in the Design District.

Marni Block Heels

Prada Block Heel

The Metallics
A metallic shoe knows no bounds. It’s a standout for day and a go-to for night. When paired with the comfort of a block heel, consider it the perfect shoe to pack for those summer getaways. Marni’s laminated calfskin two-band sandal is eye-catching with its reflective finish, while Prada’s pairing of metallic with tan turns up the heat on a classic neutral.

Find Marni at 3930 N.E. Second Ave., Suite 101B, in the Design District. Find Prada at 180 N.E. 40th St. in the Design District.

Delpozo Block Heel Pair

The Bow
A block heel paired with a bow and a patent leather finish could an overwhelming combination, unless it’s done by Delpozo. Bringing so many different elements together with precision and perfection, the patent leather bow detail sandal is a feminine twist with a higher heel for the girly girl set.

Find it at Delpozo at 35 N.E. 40th St., in the Design District.

Maison Martin Margiela Snakeskin Heel

The Skin
A snakeskin heel is an instant classic that works with more than you can imagine in your closet. Case in point: the Premiere from Maison Martin Margiela. Skirts, denim, suits and shorts, this shoe will go the distance—without any discomfort along the way.

Find it at Maison Martin Margiela at 3930 N.E. Second Ave., Ste. 101 in the Design District.