15 Pairs of Block Heel Sandals to Take You From Day to Night
In the summer months, we treat our block heel sandals like our fall ankle boots: They’re the hero piece of our warm weather wardrobes, a functional fix for just about every occasion. Like booties, they’re easy to dress up and down, work as well with dresses and skirts as they do with jeans, and make the transition from day to night virtually seamlessly.
A stacked or block heel (preferably in that 2- to 3-inch sweet spot) has just enough lift to elongate your legs, and is also stable enough to be comfortable and walkable through a busy work day and into happy hour or a date. Straps around the ankle add additional support (and happen to be on-trend), while laces add a dash of sex-appeal to even your most office-appropriate ensembles.
Neutral colors and metallics make for the most versatile options, but studs, laser-cut details, and even pops of fur can take your standard pair of block heel sandals to the next level. We’ll be wearing ours with our other favorite day-to-night pieces like midi dresses, blouses paired with boyfriend jeans, and of course—anything and everything black.
Brother Vellies ‘Whiskey Dhara’ sandals
These fur-trimmed sandals are not for the wallflowers among us.
Aquazzura ‘Pixie’ suede sandals
The neutral, sandy color of these sandals make them an ideal 'go with anything' option.
Zara metallic crossover sandals
These criss-cross heels will infuse your summer wardrobe with some serious disco vibes.
Tabitha Simmons ‘Tallia’ suede sandals
Black doesn't have to be boring—the tie detail on these block heels give them a feminine twist.
Rebecca Minkoff ‘Christy’ ankle tie back sandals
Try wearing these Rebecca Minkoff heels with your favorite cuffed boyfriend jeans.
M.Gemi ‘Erba’ mules
The soft grey suede makes these M. Gemi mules a little more special than your average neutral.
Sergio Rossi strappy sandals
Is it just us or do these strappy sandals just scream, Dirty Dancing?
Paul Andrew ‘Salma’ t-strap sandals
What's black and white and stylish all over? We shouldn't have to answer that. (Hint: It's these sandals.)
Gianvito Rossi gladiator sandals
Leave it to Gianvito Rossi to make something as practical as a low block heel feel incredibly sexy.
Barneys New York crisscross ankle strap sandals
As far as we're concerned, python print is a neutral. Wear these with just about anything.
Stuart Weitzman ‘Tasselean’ sandal
On-trend tassels give these black sandals a little something extral.
Laurence Dacade studded sandals
The tiny studs on these buckled navy sandals add just a hint of shine.
Valentino ‘Rockstud’ sandals
How is it even possible that we are not sick of the Rockstud yet? (And probably never will be...)
Topshop ‘Natalia’ double buckle shoes
These nude sandals with metallic details make a great summer wedding shoe option.
Steve Madden ‘Rizzaa’ lace-up sandals
These lace-up cognac sandals are ideal for pairing with a maxi dress at your next summer festival.