I love simple sandals with a block heel, toe strap, and ankle strap. They just look so grounded and low-maintenance. A block heel makes taller shoes easier to walk in because you don’t lose your balance as easily.
Giuseppe Zanotti shoes are always eye-catching. They’re often embellished with rich detail such as metal elements, animal prints, and crystals, ensuring that they ooze sex and glamour. He’s quite good at turning a simple design into something fabulous. I love the sculptural detail of the metal heeled pumps below, and it’s a good thing that there are double-takes out there for those of us who can’t pay the retail price:
I happened to see these at a Nine West store in Philly last week; I fell in love instantly, for the same exact reasons that I love the Lovisa. However, these are much more affordable! And they come in a zillion different colors: pale shades for summer, jewel tones for fall, and the always-classic black. Good luck choosing a pair! They’re extremely comfortable, and the heel is at a friendly 3.25″ height.
There is no exact replica of the Lovisa, but the Honor pump is pretty close! The front of the shoe and the textured leather is what makes these your best bet if you’re looking for something close to the original. They’re not super cheap, but definitely worth the splurge if you absolutely love them!
The Sonic pump from Asos is a great option if you want something similar but not exactly the same as the Lovisa. The heel on these is the lowest of all the options (a mere 2.8″) but they still look very sleek in my opinion.
These pumps were quite popular and sold out very quickly on DSW’s website. At $28, they’re affordable and great for a season’s worth of wear even though they aren’t leather. I haven’t tried them on so I’m not sure about comfort, but if price is your deciding factor, give these a shot because they had great reviews!