TREND: Block Heel Sandals
Block Heel Sandals: Bringing In An Era Of Stability.
This shoe trend is eclipsing all your favourite slender stiletto styles, and we're completely on board! The ultimate summer sandals, block heels are elegant, pragmatic and come in many shapes and sizes. Need some Guidance? Here are our favourite Block Heel Sandals for SS22.
Gone are the days of those not-so-subtle ankle quakes and mortifying cobble wobbles; the SS22 trend is to throw your weight behind the reliable yet oh-so-stylish block heels. Making their biggest come back since the late 90's; this 70's trend is far more versatile than many expect.
Why We Love The Block Heel
It’s been said time and again, the flawless marriage of comfort and style has made block heel sandals a favourite addition to every woman’s closet. These panache-packed shoes give women the freedom to style up any outfit and walk with absolute confidence knowing their feet will hit the ground... rather than their faces.
Our Favourite Block Heel Sandals for SS22
Who doesn't love a little bit of glam? The Sciacca Block Heel Sandals are a winning pair for those who like a little shimmer in their step. The dainty sling back strap & sparkle gives these shoes a distinctive feminine charm. Style with a dress or jumpsuit for all day events like weddings or the races. For everyday wear show them off a little with a cute pair of crop jeans.
The timeless & minimalist silhouette of the Vonda Block Heel Sandals means this shoe will never go out of fashion. These shoes ooze effortless style and will prove to be one of the most versatile pieces in your collection. They'll slot right in at more formal events like weddings and can also be teamed with your staple pair of jeans for everyday wear.
What's your angle? The geometric design on the Sienni Block Heel Sandals means you don't have to pick just one. These eye-catching sandals are certainly a statement piece ready for all the events! With a 9cm heel, these sandals will elevate any outfit!
Effortlessly balancing smart and casual style, the Carmelo Block Heels will take you from desk to dancefloor! The Carmelo range channels all the SS22 trends in one fell swoop- enjoy those bold prints and bright, monochrome colours.
Channelling true 70's style the Disco Platform Block Heel Sandals showcase all those bold lines typical of the era, and don't forget the square toe! You'll easily dance the night away in these platform black heels which boast a super soft leather lining. One thing is for sure- these shoes will look good with every outfit.
History of the Block Heel
Dating as far back as the 17th century block heels were favourites among Persian hor riders who needed footwear that promised grip in stirrups. With horses being a sign of wealth, the style immediately became a fashion trend. Spreading to Europe, the style immediately became too common for the bougie elite, who responded by increasing the height of the heel. And so block heels were born- taking on a whole new range of styles, silhouettes and colours.
Fast Forward to 1965: Roger Vivier, a shoe-design legend, launched a new show silhouette, the Pilgrim Pump, the ushered in a new era featuring bold colours, hard edges & modern lines. Revved up by the women's movement, ladies were looking for gorgous shoes they could MOVE in. The Block Heel fit perfectly.
Empower your stride with your own pair of Carl Scarpa Block Heel Sandals this Summer!