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Footwear, Women's shoes

18 Clear Heels and Sandals for Every Occasion 

By  Emily Konatella

LAST UPDATED - November 2, 2022

Constructed from transparent materials, clear heels can complement virtually any outfit. While the infinitely versatile style has earned a reputation for being uncomfortable, all it takes is the right pair!

To help you shop, we've rounded up 18 pairs with the comfort and practicality required for real-life wear.

18 Splurge-Worthy (and Surprisingly Practical) Clear Heel Sandals

01

Out of 18

Cult Gaia Gigi Sandals

A sculpturally stacked

Cult Gaia Gigi Sandals

Source: Revolve

Cult Gaia's Gigi Sandals feature a simple PVC strap set atop sculptural gold-tone heels. The stacked shapes draw inspiration from rounded stones dotting the ocean shore. A sleek square toe and taupe leather insole keep all the attention on the statement-making 2.5-inch heel.

But heads up! They're known to run a half-size small, so be sure to order a size larger than you typically wear.

Material

Leather, Clear Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) with sculptural gold-tone heel

Heel Height

2.5"

Made In

brazil

02

Out of 18

Aquazzura Tres Monaine Pointed-Toe Pumps

A dash of glamor

Aquazzura Tres Monaine Pointed-Toe Pumps

Source: Nordstrom

Aquazzura's Tres Monaine Pointed-Toe Pumps modernize a traditional d'Orsay silhouette. Transparent PVC inlays and pave crystal embellishments breathe new life into the black suede stilettos. Pair them with an LBD for a cocktail party, a gown for a holiday gala, and jeans and a tee for a girl's night out. The mixed materials feel chic no matter what you've got on.

Material

Leather, synthetic and crystal upper/leather lining and sole

Heel Height

4"

Made In

italy

03

Out of 18

Aminah Abdul-Jillil Crystal Clear Tuxedo Heel Sandals

Crystal Clear Tuxedo

Aminah Abdul-Jillil Crystal Clear Tuxedo Heel Sandals

Source: Farfetch

Shopping for a special occasion? Allow us to introduce you to the Crystal Clear Tuxedo Heel Sandals from Aminah Adul-Jillil— and their crystal-covered bow embellishments. Apart from the statement detailing on each toe, the clear heels are relatively simple in design. Both the stiletto heel and buckle-fastening ankle straps are made from transparent PVC. An almond-shaped toe and calf leather insole create a sophisticated look overall.

Material

Calf Leather, PVC

Heel Height

4.3"

Made In

N/A

04

Out of 18

Manolo Blahnik Scolto 90 PVC Mules

A barely-there look

Manolo Blahnik Scolto 90 PVC Mules

Source: Saks Fifth Avenue

Manolo Blahnik's Scolto 90 PVC Mules will fulfill your Carrie Bradshaw fantasies. The timeless two-strap stilettos feature a clear PVC upper for a barely-there look. Crafted in Italy with sturdy leather soles, they're a reliable style you'll reach for time and time again. While the beige color option is certainly the most versatile, it's the teal- and orange-soled options that are truly worth the splurge.

Material

Leather, PVC

Heel Height

3.5"

Made In

Italy

05

Out of 18

Saint Laurent Opyum YSL Clear Pumps

A dramatic appeal

Saint Laurent Opyum YSL Clear Pumps

Source: Bergdorf Goodman

Saint Laurent's Opyum YSL Clear Pumps are the epitome of modern sophistication. The transparent pointed-toe pumps are defined by a gravity-defying 4.3-inch heel cast in the shape of a YSL logo. They're crafted in Italy with a clear PVC upper, patent leather accents, and padded leather soles. Saint Laurent shoes are known to run small, so you'll want to order a half-size larger than you typically wear.

Material

Leather, Clear PVC

Heel Height

4.3"

Made In

Italy

06

Out of 18

Prada Modellerie Clear Metallic Mules

A Classic

Prada Modellerie Clear Metallic Mules

Source: Neiman Marcus

We only need one word to define these Modellerie Clear Metallic Mules from Prada. Chic.

The clear heels feature a slip-on mule silhouette with a 3-inch stiletto heel. A contrasting pointed toe-cap features the label's signature triangle-shaped logo for an elegant finish. Trimmed with metallic leather, they're a bit retro, a bit modern, and undeniably chic.

Material

metallic calf leather. Clear PVC

Heel Height

3"

Made In

italy

07

Out of 18

Schutz Women's Taina Slip-On High-Heel Sandals

Square toe heels

Schutz Women's Taina Slip-On High-Heel Sandals

Source: Bloomingdales

Who said women's clear heels need to be sky-high? Schutz's Taina Slip-On High-Heel Sandals prove kitten heels can be just as chic. Perched atop a practical 2.5-inch heel, these two-strap slip-ons combine the transparent look you love with all-day comfort. Made with walking, standing, and dancing in mind, they're the ideal shoes for weddings, parties, and nights out.

Material

Vinyl/nubuck leather upper, leather lining, leather sole

Heel Height

2.5"

Made In

brazil

08

Out of 18

Amina Muaddi Ursina Crystal-Embellished Transparent Pumps

A striking stiletto heel

Amina Muaddi Ursina Crystal-Embellished Transparent Pumps

Source: Saks Fifth Avenue

Amina Muaddi's Ursina Crystal-Embellished Transparent Pumps reimagine a time-tested silhouette in transparent materials. A pointed-toe and stiletto heel give the clear shoes a sensible, sophisticated feel, despite their next-to-nothing appearance. Paired with a silver leather-covered heel, the crystal mesh straps add a touch of sparkle akin to ankle jewelry.

Material

Leather, PVC

Heel Height

3.75"

Made In

italy

09

Out of 18

Versace Embellished Caged Jelly Slanted-Heel Sandals

A statement-making pair

Versace Embellished Caged Jelly Slanted-Heel Sandals

Source: Saks Fifth Avenue

These eye-catching Versace Embellished Caged Slanted-Heel Sandals are the grown-up version of the jelly sandals you loved as a kid. They feature a classic caged strap silhouette adorned with sparking crystal embellishments and the house's signature Medusa charm. Set atop a lacquered 4.25-inch stiletto heel, they make a bold statement anywhere you go.

When it comes to styling, lean into the nostalgia with other reimagined pieces from your youth: low-rise jeans, mini skirts, and anything else you please.

Material

Leather, PVC

Heel Height

4.25"

Made In

Italy

10

Out of 18

Andrea Wazen Kaylie PVC and Leather Mules

Understated and versatile

Andrea Wazen Kaylie PVC and Leather Mules

Source: Saks Fifth Avenue

Born in London and raised in Beirut, shoe designer Andrea Wazen incorporates a wide range of influences into her trendsetting designs. These effortlessly chic Kaylie PVC and Leather Mules feature a clear pointed-toe upper constructed by an olive green leather sole and 4-inch stiletto heel. They're understated and versatile without feeling the slightest bit boring.

Material

Leather, PVC

Heel Height

4"

Made In

italy

11

Out of 18

Larroude Mariah Heel

Cinderella Vibe

Larroude Mariah Heel

Source: Revolve

The Larroude Mariah Heel is the perfect statement shoe for your next formal occasion. The slip-on silhouette features a clear PVC toe strap with an understated bow accent, and silver leather soles and trim bring an elevated sense of glamour. Set atop 4-inch-tall clear heels, they're the perfect compliment for weddings, parties, and dressy date nights.

Material

Leather, Clear PVC

Heel Height

4"

Made In

Brazil

12

Out of 18

Christian Louboutin Degramule Strass Clear Stiletto Sandals

Signature red outsoles

Christian Louboutin Degramule Strass Clear Stiletto Sandals

Source: Bergdorf Goodman

You'll feel like Cinderella in Christian Louboutin's Degramule Strass Clear Stiletto Sandals— only you'll still feel like a princess after midnight hits. Shimmering rhinestones, metallic leather soles, and a 3.25-inch stiletto heel give the classic slip-on silhouette a fairytale feel. That, and Christian Louboutin's signature red outsoles!

Material

metallic leather, clear PVC

Heel Height

3.25"

Made In

italy

13

Out of 18

Simon Miller Women's Ghost Clear Wedge Thong Sandals

Transparent throughout

Simon Miller Women's Ghost Clear Wedge Thong Sandals

Source: Bloomingdales

When we say these Simon Miller Ghost Clear Wedge Thong Sandals can be paired with anything, we mean anything. The clear high heels feature a transparent PVC thong toe and a 4-inch lucite wedge heel that create the illusion of wearing nothing at all. Their unconventional design transcends seasonal trends, giving them serious staying power in your wardrobe.

Material

Leather, Synthetic

Heel Height

4"

Made In

Portugal

14

Out of 18

Stuart Weitzman Glam XCurve 100 Slingback Pumps

A glamor Statement

Stuart Weitzman Glam XCurve 100 Slingback Pumps

Source: Bloomingdales

Stuart Weitzman's Glam XCurve 100 Slingback Pumps look ready for a red carpet. The contemporary pointed-toe pumps feature a clear or light pink PVC upper with shimmering rhinestone embellishments and a slingback strap with an elasticized inset. Tonal metallic leather covers the sole and curved 4-inch heel for a dazzling finish. Come awards season, and they'll be on the feet of every celebrity on the best-dressed list!

Material

Leather, PVC, thermoplastic urethane (TPU)

Heel Height

3.93"

Made In

spain

15

Out of 18

Larroude Vivi Lucite Vinyl Mules

A low sculptural heel

Larroude Vivi Lucite Vinyl Mules

Source: Saks Fifth Avenue

For those needing a little color in their lives, there's the Larroude Vivi Lucite Vinyl Mules. The slip-on mules feature a vinyl vamp strap, rounded toe, and leather sole in a bold turquoise or hot pink hue. Grounded by a low lucite heel, they're a statement shoe designed for all-day wear. For starters, try pairing them with a white tee and jeans.

Material

Leather, Vinyl

Heel Height

1.75"

Made In

N/A

16

Out of 18

Miu Miu Women's Embellished High Block Heel Sandals

Designer Clear Heels

Miu Miu Women's Embellished High Block Heel Sandals

Source: Bloomingdales

Bring the drama in Miu Miu's Embellished High Block Heel Sandals. The slip-on mules feature a transparent upper with tonal crystal embellishments and metallic leather trim. Silver leather covers the sole and angular block heel, catching the light from every angle. At 3.25 inches high, they're comfortable enough to walk, dance, and mingle in all night.

Material

Leather, Synthetic, Crystal-embellished transparent upper

Heel Height

3.25"

Made In

Italy

17

Out of 18

Roger Vivier Virgule Buckle Slingback Pumps

Classic and elegant

Roger Vivier Virgule Buckle Slingback Pumps

Source: Saks Fifth Avenue

The search is over. Roger Vivier's Virgule Buckle Slingback Pumps bring the allure of transparent materials to a wearable everyday style. And dare we say office appropriate? The kitten heel slingbacks feature a leather-trimmed PVC upper with Vivier's signature crystal buckle on the toe. Crafted in Italy with a padded leather insole, you'll be amazed at how comfortable they are.

Material

Leather, PVC, Rubber

Heel Height

2"

Made In

Italy

18

Out of 18

Tony Bianco Sabelle Sandal

Budget-friendly

Tony Bianco Sabelle Sandal

Source: Revolve

Not the stiletto type? Treat your toes to Tony Bianco's Sabelle Sandals. The minimalist clear heels have a 2.5-inch heel, padded leather insole, and two wide straps for maximum comfort. A transparent lucite heel and PVC upper allow for versatile styling. Liven them up with a statement-making party dress before dressing them down with jeans and a cozy sweater for brunch the next day.

Material

Leather, Clear PVC, Clear lucite

Heel Height

2.36"

Made In

N/A


About the author

Emily Konatella

Emily is a fashion consultant, designer and creative director with more than 15 years experience creating, designing and developing clothing & jewelry. From managing pageant shows to turning concepts into actual designs, she has experience with almost all fabric types and jewelry designs and is in touch with the latest fashion trends.

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