Last Updated on 10th July 2013

ankle pumps steep v cheapA classic day-to-night heel, the black ankle strap pump oozes sex appeal. The slight strap detail, foot cleavage revealing style and perennially cool all-black shade are staples of modern style, making these heels a practical option, and one you won’t regret.

Thanks to the likes of Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler and Gianvito Rossi bringing sexy back with the ankle strap pump, we’re happily pairing ours with ankle grazing black skinnies and graphic white mini skirts for Parisian editor allure.

Only to make it harder for us to decide, high street and high end stores are brimming with endless styles, so we’ve decided to do the leg work and pick out the best steep vs. cheap options your money can buy.

Enticing us to part with our hard earned cash, at the high end are the Lovisa pumps from sexy shoe god, Alexander Wang. Featuring a burgundy trim and padded straps; keep in line with the sport-luxe feel of these heels by pairing with dressy track pants and a sloucy tee. But cashing in at £450, it’s safe to say your purse strings may be pulled tight post-purchase!

Can’t get the heels out of your head, but don’t have the budget to stretch to high-end? Coming to your rescue is high street haven Zara, where we’ve tracked down the hottest ankle strap pumps for a pocket-pleasing £29.99! Style with ankle-grazing trousers and a silk shirt for office cool.

Will you splurge or save?

Steep: Alexander Wang Lovisa pumps, £450, available at Harvey Nichols

Cheap: High heel pointed ankle straps, £29.99, available at Zara

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