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Every year, there’s one spring shoe trend that instantly becomes iconic. In the past, it’s been the gladiator sandal, the wedge and the chunky sneaker. This season, it’s the braided heel. Stars and street stylers are sporting these boho-chic sandals. Part of the appeal is that they’re just a slightly more ornate version of regular heels — the braided detailing adds subtle edge without being over-the-top.
We’ve already sung the praises of the OG braided heel from Sam Edelman. But these pricey pumps cost $130! Not an inexpensive investment. What if we told you we found nearly identical shoes for a fraction of the cost? These heeled sandals have the luxury look at an affordable amount — in fact, they’re currently on sale for only $50. Stay in style all spring and summer with this puffy pair of heels from Walmart!See It!
No one will believe you got this Journey & Crew Women’s Puffed Straps Pump from Walmart! The sleek sandal is totally a designer lookalike. Featuring a fashion-forward square toe and puffy woven straps, this four-inch heel is top-notch. Made from vegan leather, this design also includes a block heel and padded footbed for extra comfort — your feet will thank you later.
We’re not sure why these bestselling pumps are on sale, but we’re certainly not complaining! The shoes are available in four staple shades — black and white that go with everything, as well as a seafoam green and light pink for a pop of color. While we normally go the safe route with a neutral, we might have to add one of the fun colors to our cart. They’re just too cute!See It!
When it comes to styling these braided sandals, there are endless outfit opportunities. These shoes look incredible with any type of dress! We love teaming these high heels with a mini dress to elongate the legs. And if you have a maxi dress that is slightly too long, these pumps provide the perfect solution. Perhaps our favorite way to rock these braided sandals is with a pair of boyfriend jeans and a top. Trust Us — it just works. You can throw a blazer or leather jacket on top in case you get cold.
We’d call these heels dressy casual — you can wear them to a relaxed event or to a more formal function. Warning: No matter where you go, compliments will follow!
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