There's a low-heel revolution underway, and if you need proof of its burgeoning takeover, then just look to the Fall '13 runways (Victoria Beckham, Proenza Schouler, Sophie Theallet, and Diesel Black Gold among them), the street-style set, and the 28 pairs worth shopping now for reinforcement. Of course, as if that isn't enough, today's Burberry collection certainly drives the point home: a low heel can be as chic as the highest stiletto. Christopher Bailey's latest included classic heritage pieces, along with exaggerated prints, and tougher grommet textures — all styled with leopard-print kitten wedges (pictured below).

In effect, it's a bit of a Marie Antoinette setup — you can have your cake and eat it too — courtesy of the kind of cool-girl heels that are being offered up in lower heights. Sophistication without the pain of four-inch heels? No argument here. From the Burberry kitten wedge (so subtle) to a more regal-looking Elizabeth and James mule to Valentino's current rock-studded ankle-strap sandals, there's a low-heeled look for every style personality. And while we here at POPSUGAR love ourselves a killer heel, we couldn't be more pleased with the current change of pace. What's your stance on the low-heel revolution?