The no-nonsense guide to the season's best shoes

No hyperbole, no fluff, no fashion-speak.
Just the season's best shoes, and why we love them. Simple.


Malone Souliers Maisie Luwolt heels

1. Founder and Creative Director Mary Alice Malone puts architectural principles at the heart of the design process at Malone Souliers. The result? Brilliantly made shoes that are a breeze to walk in.

2. We know mules can be slippery little fellows, but have no fear: the pretty braided straps will keep these versions firmly on your feet.

3. Who said your new work shoes needed to be plain black?


Kalda Island twisted heel boot

1. Hello: look at the corkscrew heel on this boot. Need we say more?

2. …OK, fine. Hailing from Iceland, Kalda’s one of the coolest new brands to arrive at Selfridges, so get ahead of curve now.

3. They’ll look particularly good with that pair of floaty wide-leg trousers you’ve been eyeing up.

Jil Sander basket weave slippers


Jil Sander basket weave slippers

1. Oh, hey, achingly cool summer flats – we’ve been searching for you.

2. A breezy little style, thanks to its basket weave design – great for when the weather hots up.

3. The attached silver ankle bracelet is a dainty little touch that we’re all rather enamoured by.


Simone Rocha faux-pearl and feather embellished slides

 1. We’re big fans of Simone Rocha and her romantic-meets-rebel design approach, especially when it comes to this pair of stand-out sandals.

2. A real triple whammy: pearl embellishment, shiny satin and tickly feathers combine to create the niftiest pair of sliders we’ve seen yet.

3. Not the shoes for you if you want to go under the radar – these’ll garner a lot of attention (in the best possible way, of course).


Proenza Schouler ring-tie mules

1. Looking for a pretty shoe to wear to that fancy summer shindig you’ve got coming up? Look no further.

2. Monochrome means they go with everything.

3. The low heel makes this pair easy to dance in, so we’re sold.


Gucci Aguru sandals

1. Where orthopaedic comfort meets ‘fashion; this Gucci dad-style sandal will be everywhere this summer, just you wait.

2. Looks great – dare we say it – with a sock.

3. We do love a bit of Velcro.


Acne Studios Manhattan trainers

1. Inspired by classic ‘90s chunky sneakers, this retro pair of trainers by Acne Studios are our go-to this summer.

2. Slip these on for a nice little 2-inch lift courtesy of its wedged sole – brilliant for those of us who want a little height boost.

3. As comfortable as they are cool (so, extremely).


Christian Louboutin Red runner lamé trainers

1. The ultimate fashion trainer from Christian Louboutin (come on, just look at them).

2. The futuristic sci-fi vibes are strong with this pair, thanks to its iridescent silver lamé panelling.

3. “I like to be playful,” Christian Louboutin told us. “I think that’s something I reflect in my shoes, too. They are made to cheer you up.”


Jimmy Choo Lalia 100 heels

1. Your new party heels are right here.

2. The twisty metallic leather is giving us major ’80s vibes, which we’re all really into.

3. A big shout out to the trusty slingback strap for all the support.


Alevì Milano slingback heels

1. Alevì Milano's brand ethos is simple: sexy, Italian-made shoes that make you feel totally put together.

2. The word ‘Alevì’ is a snappy little portmanteau of a brand name – co-founders Perla Alessandri and Valentina Micchetti merged their first and last names together to create it. (Like KimYe, but cooler.)

3. Pairs well with something slinky.