A nude heel is a closet staple – it's up there with a white tee and a pair of dark-wash denim jeans. A skin-adjacent hue can complement or tone down whatever rainbow frock or sequin skirt you pull out of your dress-up box and also happens to be the key to tricking the world into thinking you have spidery long legs. On top of that, it's seasonless, timeless and beloved by royal sister-in-laws Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle.
It's worth noting of course that the term "nude" when used to describe a color is often inaccurate given how greatly our skin tones vary as humans. The industry's still got a ways to go when it comes to widening its definition of 'nude.'
Almond-shaped pumps might be the first things that come to mind when discussing skin-colored heels, but a toe-freeing sandal is much better suited for summer. So, we combed the web to find 23 pairs of heeled sandals in neutral hues — of all shapes, shades, leathers and heel heights, — that'll keep your feet nice and cool as they continue to ride out this heat wave.
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