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The fashion world is going nuts for these designer heels - here's where to get a pair for under $100

Get the look without giving up the avo toast.

By Jess Pullar
If you're partial to following street style Instagram accounts, chances are you've come across the season's newest trending shoe.
While the world has seen heels of all different shapes and sizes go in and out of fashion over the years, there's one trend in particular that has gripped the fashion world in a rather unexpected way this season.
And that's because said trendy shoe is, in fact, a thong ... of sorts.
Yep, these quirky new puppies have swept the fashion world in an all-encompassing whirlwind, even making many a dedicated appearance in Australia during our winter months, despite non-summer footwear tending to be slighter more, er insulated.
And it seems one high end brand have created the one style people can't stop talking about - Bottega Veneta.
With a midi asymmetric heel, danity straps and an electric blue hue, you couldn't miss these bad boys, especially with the square toe feature that's now almost as recognisable as the red sole synonymous with the ever-lush Christian Louboutin.

There's just one teeny catch. Unless you've got a Carrie Bradshaw-sized shoe budget, they're a little on the pricier side, costing more than approximately AUD $900.
What's more, they're so popular that the style is selling out left, right and centre, making any dedicated hunt for the OGs near-impossible.
We should take this as a blessing - many of us can probably safely state that we don't have a cheeky grand lying around to drop on a pair of heels.
And lucky for us, there are actually plenty of styles on the market that echo the square-toe vibe that are not only in the affordable price range, but also look just as chic.

Where to buy affordable square-toe heels in Australia

If you're anything like us, you'll no doubt be seeking a way to mirror this trending style without having to splurge the big bucks.
And like clockwork, plenty of Aussie brands are delivering us the goods.
Take these $59.99 heels below for example. The midi heel, thong-style straps and hint of a square-shaped sole is giving us all the Bottega vibes without the sizeable price tag.
Check out where to buy them below:
These Spurr Stella Mules are going straight to our online cart. Available for $59.99 via The Iconic. (The Iconic)
Seriously, how cute are these? (The Iconic)
And if you're after more of an evening look, but hell-bent on sticking to the thong-trend, these $60 puppies might do the trick for you.
Check out where to buy them below:
Missguided have created their own take on the thong heel with these $60 bad boys. Available via The Iconic. (The Iconic)
Simple and chic. (The Iconic)
If you're not vibing the thong style, there are plenty of cute strappy heels that also provide that designer square-toe look.
Take these white $79 creations - the thick heel and strategically placed spaghetti style straps practically scream comfort, plus they're super chic. What's not to love!
Check out where to buy them below:
We're obsessed with these Charles & Keith strappy block heels. Available for $79 from Charleskeith.com. (Charles & Keith)
Hitting add to cart now... (Charles & Keith)
If you're not afraid of rocking a little print, we've also found a knockout pair of $59.99 heels that we're pretty sure will do the trick if you're after the season's go-to look.
With a midi heel and crossover straps, we'll gladly whip out our wallets for these gems.
Check out where to buy them below:
Snakeskin is making a serious comeback along with the square-toe trend this season, and these Spurr Jennifer Heels are case in point. Available for $59.99 via The Iconic. (The Iconic)
The monochrome palette also means they'll match a bunch of your wardrobe faves. (The Iconic)

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