The female-footwear relationship is a complex one to understand. We love a bargain, advocate savvy spending and comb through every sample sale going, yet when our eyes meet with the red sole of a masterly Louboutin creation, we lose all sense of fiscal responsibility.

Yes, it’s all about expensive heels, and we just can’t have enough of them! For those of you sweating it out thinking about spending in the region of £500+ on something you’re effectively going to drag along the grubby streets of Blighty, or elsewhere for that matter, think again.

Shoes with price tags that may only exist in your imagination could prove the most useful of investments you make, and help forgo the need to purchase several high street versions which may fall apart before your first outing in them is even over! *Cue Ellie Goulding’s Anything Could Happen.*

When investing in high end heels, here are a few things to consider:

What purpose will they serve in your wardrobe?

Do you want evening heels, or prefer a day-to-night look so that their frequent use justifies the hefty price tag?

Are you a trend traitor or follower? Do you want to channel the futurism trend, or are you a dodge-the-decadence kinda girl who prefers nothing more than a go-with-everything black heel?

Once decided on your motives for dabbling in high end heels, check out our top six designer picks that promise to serve you and your feet well.

1. Jimmy Choo + Rob Pruitt Diffuse Glitter-finished Zebra-print Sandals, £695, available at Net-A-Porter

2. Bionda Castana ‘Maya’ Suede Studded Pumps, £625, available at Browns

3. Giuseppe Zanotti Alien Sandals, £601.16, available at shopbop

4. MaxMara Rivolo Shoes, £350, available at Matches

5. DSquared2 Sateen and Rhinestone Pumps, £916, available at shoescribe

6. Charlotte Olympia Astrid Crepe de Chine Pump with Glitter Trim, £608, available at My Theresa

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