Best Bet: Repetto Pavane Wedges

French footwear label Repetto is known for its classic line of handmade ballet flats, made in a range of lambskin, goatskin, pony hair, and patent. This feminine leather wedge offers the same chic simplicity as the brand’s standard, but with a three-inch boost. The tan hue can pair with New York basics as well as bold spring prints, and the skinny ankle strap and leather-wrapped heel give the kicks a sleek, cleanly designed look. The wedge and padded insole make them fit for running around the city, without limping home at night or sacrificing style.

Repetto Pavane wedge with ankle strap, $390 at Opening Ceremony or online.