This is the biggest heel trend for 2022, according to Love Island

Ekin-Su is a huge fan...

Lace up heels

by Lucy Brown |

Eagle-eyed Love Island fans this year will have noticed the babein' lace-up heels ALL the girls are wearing during glam evenings in the villa.

The stylish lace-ups have been especially worn by the show's icon Ekin-Su Cülcüloglu and she has been spotted on countless occasions rocking strappy lace-up heels in a range of styles from classic black to metallic gold.

Wearing heels in the villa every night is a known safety hazard and we’ve seen many girls fall victim to the thin panels of the villa’s decking- remember Molly Mae Hague's infamous fall in season five and then Demi Jones in season six? However with no falls so far this series, the girls are confidently committing to the strappy heel look.

Although as effortless as Ekin-Su looks in her strappy heels, we saw in Love Island’s unseen bits that it doesn’t always come easy. In a clip on the terrace, fellow islander Paige Thorne gives Ekin-Su the low down on how to tie her heels correctly saying, “Start at the back, do a cross at the back, cross at the front and then criss cross.”

Gemma Owens and Tasha Ghouri were also on hand to help Ekin-Su out after she admitted not being able to tie shoelaces. Of course, there had to be something that Ekin-Su couldn’t do.

It’s not just the Love Island villa where we have seen the takeover of lace-up heels, the style has been a long-time favourite of Kim Kardashian and has also been seen recently on the likes of supermodel Elsa Hosk and Geordie Shore star Chloe Ferry.

So if you’re wanting to jump on this Ekin-Su-approved style, check out the best strappy heels below.


SHOP: The best lace-up heels 2022

EGO Date Night Block Heel
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These hot pink heels are giving all the barbie vibes and are perfect for a night out with the girls.

Public Desire Keri Gold Mid Heels
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For more of a elevated look, these gold heels will definitely make a statement on your next night out.

Boohoo Croc Strappy Stiletto Heels
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These classic white heels are a must have for any summer holiday wardrobe.

ASOS DESIGN Nest Strappy Heeled Sandals
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You just can't go wrong with a pair of black heels and these can be dressed up or dressed down for both day and night.

River Island Green Strappy Heeled Sandals
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Add a pop of colour to any outfit with these bright green heels.

ASOS DESIGN Nura Block Heeled Sandals
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Chunky heels are everywhere at the moment, so jump on the trend with these blue lace up sandals.

Pretty Little Thing Orange Wide Fit High Heels
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No one will be stepping on your toes in these neon orange heels, which were made for a fun night out.

Nasty Gal Faux Leather Cone Heels
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These playful bubble heels offer a more unique take on the lace up heels trend.

EGO Ballerine Knotted Lace Up Block Heel
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This shade of green is everything and will elevate any simple look.

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