Best High Heel Brands - Affordable + Luxury Labels to Know
Specialty heel brands are your reliable go-to for the best pumps and high-heel slingbacks designed for wearability, comfort, and support. Whether you are after shoes for a wedding or classic work heels, these labels have you covered.

Italy plays a pivotal role when it comes to producing quality high-heel shoes. Many brands on this list are Italian, like red carpet favorite Aquazzura, pictured. Several European and American heel brands, like Tamara Mellon, have their shoes made in Italy by artisans thanks to their unrivaled skills developed over generations.

Most of the heel brands here have a designer price tag thanks to the high-quality craftsmanship. You expect real attention to detail from handmade shoe brands, like Malone Soulliers, which has a skilled team of artisan cordwainers.

For mid-priced heels, consider playful shoe designer Sophie Webster and the glitzy Badgley Mischka.
Heels

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Nicholas Kirkwood

MONSTERA Mesh Pump

MONSTERA Mesh Pump

The MONSTERA flat and heeled sandals feature the brand's iconic crystal leaf accessory. The mesh pump is its bestseller from the collection.

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M.Gemi

M.Gemi

The Esatto

The Esatto

Designed by an Italian heels-master, this bestselling pump has reviewers describing it as the Most Comfortable Heel Ever Worn.

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Repetto

Repetto

Camille Ballerina

Camille Ballerina

The bestselling Camille has the same silhouette as Repetto's iconic ballet slipper, with the addition of an elegant heel. Made in France.

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Brands

Aquazzura

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Aquazzura

Aquazzura

Italy
$$$

Aquazzura is the Florence-based luxury footwear label founded by Colombian designer Edgardo Osorio. Find sophisticated pumps and open-toe heels to add height and beauty to your look.

www.net-a-porter.com

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Alevi Milano

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Alevi Milano

Alevi Milano

Italy
$$$

Alevi Milano designs glamorous high heels made by artisans in Italy. Find sensual strappy styles made in quality leather with its signature under-sole pearl ever-present.

www.shopbop.com

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Malone Souliers

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Malone Souliers

Malone Souliers

United Kingdom
$$$

British label Malone Souliers makes elegant luxury footwear for women, and more recently men. Find pointed toes, kitten heels, and slingbacks in an array of lively tones and prints.

malonesouliers.com

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Sophia Webster

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Sophia Webster

Sophia Webster

United Kingdom
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Sophia Webster is a British shoe designer who adds her signature butterfly to her playful footwear. Find bold and feminine styles featuring crystal embellishments and wing detailing.

www.shopbop.com

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Badgley Mischka

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Badgley Mischka

Badgley Mischka

USA
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Since the '80s Badgley Mischka has been designing dazzling bridal shoes and glamorous gowns. Find sparkly footwear embellished with signature crystals.

www.farfetch.com

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Giuseppe Zanotti

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Giuseppe Zanotti

Giuseppe Zanotti

Italy
$$$

Guiseppe Zanotti is a luxury Italian shoe designer making modern footwear with traditional craftsmanship. Each shoe is like fine jewelry with crystal and rhinestone embellishments a signature.

giuseppezanottidesign.com

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Tamara Mellon

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Tamara Mellon

Tamara Mellon

United Kingdom
$$$

Tamara Mellon, Jimmy Choo co-founder, makes her heels in Italy following impeccable traditional craftsmanship. Complimentary cobbler concierge comes with each shoe.

www.tamaramellon.com

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