If you’re the type of person who would buy a shiny new pair of Manolo Blahniks over paying your rent (à la Carrie Bradshaw), then welcome to the Fiscally Irresponsible Shoe-Hoarders club! You’re one of us…

And yet, recently, we’ve found ourselves contemplating our Imelda Marcos collection with a certain hard-to-place boredom. Yes, there may be pretty pastels, glitter clogs and minimalist marvels aplenty, but where-oh-where are all the fun heels?

Ask, and you shall receive!

We’ve scouted out the most-statement specimens in stores right now; the high-rise heels with whole lot of chutzpah. Whether walking atop a jolly elephant – trunk thrown regally into the air – floats your boat, or balancing on curious geometric shapes and gilded gold mouldings is more your thing, we’ve got it all in hand (except, really, on foot).

With these fabulous foundations, you’re sure to be lifted all the way up to cloud nine.

Shoe in the door, what are you waiting for?! Put your best foot forward and shop the trend now: