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With gleamy finishes and eye-catching height, these telegraph a confident allure.

Delicate metallic braiding has such a glamorously Grecian aura.
Spot-on Old Hollywood, with lots of straps and a rich gold finish.
Barely-there straps are so unabashedly sexy.
A chunky, vintage-inspired option, rendered in stunning lizard-like skin.
Ultra-luxurious, buckled silver is brilliantly offset by a low-key wooden heel.
We're smitten with these modern reinterpretations of the resort staple.

The sailor's knot is so perfectly Nantucket, but the simple sole is ideal for city sidewalks.
An elaborate, ethnic-inspired print is such a unique touch on this classic shape.
We love the contrast of pure white rope and luxe orange patent.
Little touches—the leather thong, the nautical braid—nicely dress up this beach basic.
Crisp and unfussy, these telegraph a timeless St. Tropez chic.
In slick finishes, the quintessentially ladylike silhouette becomes something so sultry.

Lacquered fire-engine red adds a bold jolt to even the most casual ensemble.
Inky deep blue is every bit as versatile as—but slightly more unexpected than—black.
A refined Mary Jane silhouette gets a shot of high-shine sex appeal.
An evening-worthy, glistening take on the season's popular lace-up.
So chic—we're smitten with the translucent plastic against glossy orange.
Inventive updates transform the ultimate daytime shoe into a fresh and surprising statement.

Covered-up, but the crisscross straps and peep-toe allow a little glimpse of skin.
In stark black (with gleaming metal accents), the comfy, casual silhouette easily transitions from day to evening.
Flawlessly designed to show off the foot, from the skinny straps to the serious height.
Toweringly high but still quite understated, thanks to the muted black-and-brown palette.
Woven details add texture and interest to the leather-clad wedge.