Top 5 Lucite Heels: The Clear Winners

It never ceases to amaze me how a certain kind of shoe can prance from stripper and Playmate territory right into the realm of snob-worthy chic. A tweak here, an aesthetic adjustment there, and next thing you know, what once was tacky is now de rigueur for cat-walkers, not streetwalkers! Like the Lucite heel: it’s fresh, classy, and so much fun! The latest crystal-clear heels are so modern and made-over, you can wear them day or night, out of the office and yes, into the club. 

1) Marc Jacobs Transparent Mary Jane Heel: The suggestively see-through effect of PVC and a Lucite heel is so naughty, but the prim and proper silhouette is as sweet as pie. A modest 2” heel has never looked more daring.
On La Garçonne for $675.

2) Stuart Weitzman Embellished Metallic Snake-Print Leather Sandals: The pageant queen of flat sandals. Metallic snake-embossed leather is even flashier paired with rhinestone embellishments, but it’s the low heel that puts these over the edge – in a good way.
At Saks Fifth Avenue for $325.

3) Vena Cava x Tenoversix Kat Lucite Heel: A smart little pump with a really witty heel. The chic-ness comes courtesy of the stubby, chunky shape, which allows you to fully appreciate the texture of the Lucite (and notice the visible screws!).
At Tenoversix for $172-$206 (currently available in red and black).

4) Prada Satin Peep-Toe Lucite-Heel Pumps: The trend just went classic, thanks to Prada’s enduring satin silhouette that feels just a touch retro – and imbues a hint of sexy irony.
On Bluefly for $503.99 (from $720).

5) Dries Van Noten Python-Patch Sandals: It doesn’t get better than this! A must-have blend of sunset-hued skin, tortoiseshell straps, and, the transparent cherry on top, an orange heel that glows like it’s lit from within.
Available in-store at Gimme Shoes only. Call 415-800-8992 for inquiries.

Photo Credit: / Tommy Ton


  1. B
    July 15, 2018 / 3:42 pm

    “Exotic skin” is one of your tags…fetishizing races other than white as “exotic” Is already wrong.

    Taking stripper culture and sex worker culture and trashing it at the expense of white rich women who have stolen that culture and pass it of as “snob worthy” is extremely problematic.


    • July 16, 2018 / 4:14 pm

      Hi! Exotic skin refers to snakeskin and animals other than calfskin/lambskin. Apologies as no offense was intended. xx

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