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Trend Alert: Thong Heels

You heard it here first: the humble flip flops trend is reaching new heights. That’s right, we’re entering a new chapter in women’s footwear that will henceforth and onward be referred to as the ‘Rebirth of the Thong Heel’. And to be honest, we’re not mad at it at all. When you hear the words ‘thong heel’ or ‘thong sandal’, your mind might be forgiven for immediately conjuring up cringe-worthy images of late 90s and early 00s fashion (think Paris Hilton style). But, the revival is oh so much chicer than that, as you’re soon to find out. The new and improved thong heel trend, for one, is made using sophisticated leather and will go with everything in your wardrobe, from summer dresses to structured blazers.


Given the direction footwear has been heading in recently, it should really come as no surprise that the thong heel has crept back onto the feet (and into the hearts) of fashion-savvy women the world over. We’ve stepped out in heels that could almost be confused with a pair of socks, and we now laugh when recalling a time not so long ago when we declared that we’d never wear kitten heels again (as it turns out, these handy shoes have become one of our main wardrobe staples). It was only a matter of time, then, that thong heels would be thrust into the limelight.


Unlike its ugly shoes predecessors, the thong heel is a decidedly chic women’s footwear trend. There’s plenty of Tony Bianco-approved women repping the trend with easy-to-recreate looks, which we’ve outlined for you below…

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