When cage heels appeared on the runways in fall 2008, they took off, launching a now-ubiquitous style that doesn't show any signs of going away soon. With strong, sexy lines, the cage does for the foot what a bandage dress does for the body, and the newest generation adds interest with more cutouts, pastel colors and peep toes.
"Cage heels represent a return to modernist architectural lines, which, positioned in the right way, make a shoe incredibly sexy," says Faryl Robin Morse, founder and creative director of Farylrobin Footwear. Those bold straps and grid-like patterns that encase the top and sides of the foot are intensely graphic, a perfect fit for the woman who wants to channel her inner dominatrix.
Step out making a huge statement in Bianca from Pour La Victoire. The open-toe pump features geometric cutouts throughout the upper, while the platform and stacked heel promise to boost your silhouette--not to mention your confidence. Dress it up with sleek suiting, or dress it down with designer denim--either way, you won't lose! It's available in black and grey. The heel measures approximately 4 ½" and the platform measure approximately 1 ¼". ($280 at Bloomingdale's)