High Vs. Low: The Metallic Wedge Sandal

Shoe designers have taken the sandal to new, ahem, heights this season—with color, texture, and really interesting heel details. As you know, metallics are the new neutral, and so are cropping up on handbags and sandals all over—including in the form of a gold wedge sandal that is surprisingly versatile. Here, two options—one that fits our budget perfectly, and another that would have us all stretched out of shape. So which is which?

On the left, a luxe version by Emilio Pucci, $570 at eluxury.com Emilio Pucci, $570 at eluxury.com; on the right, a perfectly cute budget version, $44.95 at Carabella.com