The Return of the Low Rise Heel

Low Heel Shoes 2013
By Butterboom Writers  /  May 31, 2013

Forget sky-high stilettos, this season it is all about the low block heel. The past few seasons have seen heels becoming more and more, well, practical. The wedge became the chunky block heel, which this season shrinks to a low heel, summer’s must-have shoe shape. Low heels might sound a little outdated, but fear not as there’s nothing frumpy about this footwear trend. We have rounded up a few of our favourite pairs to show you just how great they can look.

nicholas-kirkwood-spring-2013-black-and-white-printed-suede-pumps_butterboomNicholas Kirkwood HK$6,100

British shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood makes another stellar contribution to the world of shoes with his triangle-heeled pumps. We love the playful triangular shaped low heel, which adds a touch of fashion-forward fun to the traditional pump shape, while the bold prints and bright colours are signature Kirkwood. Dress up a pair of jeans or go wild and wear them with a printed pencil skirt, these are the ultimate shoes for a girl who just wants to have fun.
Lane Crawford, IFC Mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong. Tel: 2118 3388

Carven-Suede-Low-Heel-Bow-Shoe-ss13-butterboomCarven HK$3,890

Butterboom favourites Carven show just how varied this style can be with their ballet-inspired suede offering. Available in a variety of soft pastel shades and featuring another of the season’s hottest shoe trends, the transparent heel, the bow is what really makes these shoes, adding a cute, feminine finish to any outfit.
Shop 213 B, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong. Tel: 2801 4051

zara-low-heel-spring-2013-butterboomZara HK$899

The high-street is going low too, check out these silver slingbacks from Zara. The shape of these shoes gives them a great retro-appeal while the metallic finish brings them back to the present and, of course, the low heel means that they are bang on trend. These look great with a pair of cigarette pants and are ideal for that transition from day to night.
Shop 1065-1075, IFC Mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong. Tel: 2234 7305

Alexander_Wang_Aline_low_heel_trend_ss13_butterboomAlexander Wang HK$6,100

Here is yet another great example of high-fashion doing low heels. These minimal, stappy sandals from Alexander Wang are an excellent interpretation of several of summer’s key looks, gladiator-inspired footwear, white accessories and low heels. We love them for their contemprary elegance and simple design, which means that you can wear them with practically anything, a sound style investment.
– Shop G105, G/F, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. Tel: 2118 2552

Pierre_Hardy_low_rise_heel_trend_ss13_butterboomPierre Hardy HK$4,070 (based on a conversion from 409 Euros)

Last but not least are these electric-hued suede pumps from Pierre Hardy. Working the ever-enduring colour-blocking trend in peach and vibrant blue, these shoes rock a classic kitten heel but keep it contemporary with a contoured side silhouette. Style them with one of this season’s midi skirts to gain the maximum fashion  credentials.




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