We may not be anywhere near summer or have the slightest desire to be seen in open toe shoes, however, one thing we can ascertain is that the vintage square toe shoes of the ‘90s are back to reclaim their spot at the top of the “hottest accessories” list.
First, we welcomed the re-emergence of the kitten heel and shortly after that dad retro sneakers became a hit. I now think it’s safe to say that the world of footwear has mastered the art of turning seemingly ‘ugly’ shoes into fashion must-haves.
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Although pointed rodeo boots are all the rage at the moment, it’s only a matter of time before square fronts take over our Insta feeds.
By no means do I, nor have I ever considered myself a fashion forward or an early adopter, so I’ll probably - if at all - wait until this trend’s lifespan has matured until I throw my money at it.
However, if I were to give it a try right away these would be my reasons for doing so:
Square front = more room
Simply by judging the square fronts I can almost guarantee that there will be more than enough room for my toes to move around, which is great for the health of my baby toes. Secondly...
I have long feet, so pointed toes are a NO!
Perhaps it’s just a personal hangup, but I generally don’t feel too great about my feet looking longer than they need to. The square shape will always be a comfortable balance between sharp points and circular fronts.
For now, there’s serious inspiration to be drawn from the Bottega Veneta’s Instagram page and on occasion, the Insta stories of Leandra Medine of Man Repeller as well as Kourtney Kardashian.
Screenshot via Instagram stories
Now to getting your fix
For a more practical approach, here’s our list of accessible square fronts.
Mock Croc slip-on at MRP, R229
White square toe sandal, Zara, R859
Flat woven slingbacks, Zara, R1599
Velvet platform ankle boots, on flash sale for R239 at Superbalist
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