We have a love/hate relationship with our heels. Yes, they amp up any outfit … but they also turn our ankles into mush. And, as much as we're willing to invest in statement spikes, it's hard to reconcile walking around feeling like baby deers carrying a rapidly thinning wallet. The solution? A good pair that doesn't break the bank.
So, we did some lunchtime snooping to find you 12 vertiginous kicks, all ringing in under $50. We're not saying that they're gonna last a lifetime, but we do promise your frustrated grumbles will be kept to a minimum: When you strut around in your new cheap heels, at least you'll know you still have enough cash leftover to enjoy a few final summer happy hours (to dull the pain).