Ball-Heeled Shoes Will Be Rolling Into Your Closet This Year

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This summer’s sidewalks will be filled with flatform sandals and mules, but we also need to discuss a controversial shoe that’s literally rolling onto the scene.

Ball-heeled shoes are the museum-worthy footwear trend that’s been taking off in recent months. These rounded heels usually appear on slingback sandals or on mules, and they typically have a wooden ball heel or a clear ball heel. There’s no risk of rolling over because the balls have a flat bottom, but clumsy folks might view them more as a weapon than a piece of fashion.

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The trend is relatively new and only carried by a few designers, so there aren’t many retailers offering the style at an affordable price point for those of us balling on a budget — but we managed to find a few.

If you’re into this well-rounded look, below we’ve rounded up seven ball-heeled shoes you can find for under $150. And, if you want more of our editor-sourced products and reviews, sign up for HuffPost’s sales and deals newsletter.

Take a look below:

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ASOS Design Sphere Slingback Ball Heels

<strong><a href="https://fave.co/2PtwSAA" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Find them for $56 on ASOS.</a></strong>

Jaggar Ball Heel Slide Sandal

<strong><a href="https://fave.co/2IFJq7r" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Find it for $146 at Nordstrom.</a></strong>

Jeffrey Campbell Cryptic

<strong><a href="https://fave.co/2PrPhh4" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Find them for $79 on Asbury Skies.</a></strong>

ASOS Design Sphere Slingback Ball Heels

<strong><a href="https://fave.co/2Px4WvS" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Find them for $45 on ASOS.</a></strong>

ASOS Design Wide-Fit Sphere Slingback Ball Heels

<strong><a href="https://fave.co/2PtBO8w" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Find them for $56 on ASOS.</a></strong>

Matiko Circa Slingback Pumps

<strong><a href="https://fave.co/2L3npRO" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Find it for $140 at Shopbop.</a></strong>

ASOS Design Wide-Fit Sphere Slingback Ball Heels In Rose Gold Glitter

<a href="https://fave.co/2DyzBEf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Find them for $56 on ASOS</a>.

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Leather Venetian Mule

<strong><a href="https://fave.co/2tTsL6U" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Shop them for $149 at Soludos.</a></strong>

Lucy Kitten Heel Mule

<strong><a href="https://fave.co/2VRUaST" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Get them for $49 at Urban Outfitters.</a></strong>

Pointed Mule Pumps

<strong><a href="https://fave.co/2tWQVgU" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Find them for $125 at & Other Stories.</a></strong>

Jezebel V-Cut Mules

<strong><a href="https://fave.co/2VLMCB2" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Get them for $115 at Topshop.</a></strong>

Kacie Heels

<strong><a href="https://fave.co/2HnoyAg" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Shop them for $91 at Dolce Vita.</a></strong>

Sole Society Marlessa Cream Leather Pointed Toe Mules

<strong><a href="https://fave.co/2EV2Q4X" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Shop them for $84 at Lulu's.</a></strong>

ASOS DESIGN Sloane premium leather heeled mules

<strong><a href="https://fave.co/2EVIkBc" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Find them for $72 at ASOS.</a></strong>

Nic + Zoe Calle Mule

<strong><a href="https://fave.co/2tWlaEB" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Get them for $135 at Nordstrom.</a></strong>

Madewell The Gemma Mule

<strong><a href="https://fave.co/2VGBepK" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Find them for $98 at Nordstrom.</a></strong>

Steven Florin White Leather Pointed-Toe Mules

<strong><a href="https://fave.co/2VKIEZa" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Find them for $129 at Lulu's.</a></strong>

Vince Danna

<strong><a href="https://fave.co/2tT6eHs" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Get them for $175 at Zappos.</a></strong>

Cole Haan Piper Loafer Mule

<strong><a href="https://fave.co/2Hl9ymE" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Shop them for $100 at Nordstrom.</a></strong>

Frye Flynn Mule

<strong><a href="https://fave.co/2tTG4Ex" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Find them for $298 at Zappos.</a></strong>

ASOS DESIGN Phillis flared high heel mules

<strong><a href="https://fave.co/2HlMAfc" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Get them for $64 at ASOS.</a></strong>

Report Tosh Stone Snake Embossed Pointed Toe Mules

<strong><a href="https://fave.co/2HivSxf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Get them for $60 at Lulu's.</a></strong>

Graze Western Mules

<strong><a href="https://fave.co/2VOSidv" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Find them for $115 at Topshop.</a></strong>

Halogen Tori Mule

<strong><a href="https://fave.co/2tWl1kx" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Find them for $90 at Nordstrom.</a></strong>

ASOS DESIGN Sloane premium leather heeled mules

<strong><a href="https://fave.co/2VLbPeC" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Shop them for $72 at ASOS.</a></strong>

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