The high fashion shoes to flex in. Margiela’s Tabi boots have made a recent comeback, and it’s just as polarising and iconic now as it was when it debuted in Martin Margiela’s first spring/summer 1990 show in Paris.
Strappy sandals, but casual. Something with a lower heel for the daytime, like this Chanel number.
Miuccia Prada’s declared the coming season a return to simplicity and style over fashion, which makes it the perfect time to revive chunky loafers that mean business.
More heeled loafers, this time a high-tech version from Nicolas Ghesquiere’s spring/summer 2020 Louis Vuitton collection.
These Hermès sandals are an upgrade if there ever were one. The suede goatskin makes it unbelievably comfortable and a heel that you can stand in for hours.
New shoes from Salvatore Ferragamo for a new year. A funky new heel. It’s shiny, so you’re entitled to party whenever your feet’s feeling loose.
As the ‘90s keep coming back in fashion, look out for strappy heels like this pair from Gianvito Rossi that show lots of skin and feature the daintiest of ties.
Everyone’s got the bags from Cult Gaia now (ironic, we know), so maybe it’s time to move on to their quirky footwear, which pull details from their bags.
If we’re talking shoes for 2020, the influence of Daniel Lee’s Bottega Veneta is inevitable. That means off-beat, provocative designs, like these sandals with a chunky, ruched, intrecciato weave.
Let’s leave the massive novelty sneakers in this decade. In 2020, it’s time for smart, classic styles like these ones Nike made with Sacai.
Speaking of classic, nothing beats a timeless buckle from Roger Vivier.
Or a ballet flat from Repetto, if you’re more inclined towards the delicate chic of a Parisian ballerina. Eschew from nude, and go for high-octane metallics with a slightly pointed toe to lengthen gams with glee.
Phoebe Philo may have sparked a Birkenstock renaissance back when she was at Celine, but the iconic sandals are now straight up fashionable, collaborating with brands like Valentino, Rick Owens, and Proenza Schouler.
Thong slippers are about to have their time in the sun as fashion, not just the choice of lazy people running quick errands. These are from Givenchy’s spring collection.
The Olsen twins have sublimated footwear to the point where these slippers from The Row barely seem to exist.
In case you wanted to cash in on the woven, chunky trend that Daniel Lee started but don’t want the same Bottega shoes everyone else has got, these Miu Miu flats are just the thing.
Florals for spring? Romantic, actually, when they’re from Alexander McQueen’s spring collection.
Sustainability is shaping up to be the new decade’s focus, and part of that is the circular life of fashion items in the resale and vintage markets. Designs that are resurfacing include the iconic runway looks from Nicolas Ghesquiere’s time at Balenciaga
How about a bit of quirky mismatching, idea courtesy of Alessandro Michele’s sexy new direction for Gucci’s spring 2020 runway show.
“Are those the Chanel boots?” They need not be, but it’s nice to bring that swagger and energy into 2020, mouth-agape Emily Blunt and reluctantly-complimentary Gisele Bündchen and all.