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If you thought picking the right kind of shoe can be a conundrum, then let us give you a lowdown on what’s hot this season. It is not about making a statement with run-of-the-mill pointy flats anymore – funky square-toed heels have taken over. If you look at past runway trends, luxury shoemakers have been generous when it comes to experimenting with silhouettes, be it dad sneakers, comma heels, or sculptural versions such as Dolce & Gabbana heels resembling dolls and wine glasses or Versace’s embellished ones with the signature snake motif. But lately, the toe of the shoe has caught their attention. And this past season was packed with playful versions of toe variations, with square-toed heels being the trend du jour.

From Fendi to Bottega Veneta, some of the biggest luxury labels have rolled out their renditions of the square-toed heels Needless to say our mood boards are packed with some solid inspiration.

Unlike your average pointy flats or heels — which you’re probably wearing right now as you read this – these square-toed heels are more fashion-forward, out of the norm, and with just a slight eccentricity in its shape. It’s a silhouette from the 90s, but fashion giants have redesigned its bulky and chunky form into something that’s sleek and classy-looking. These are now in an edgier streamlined silhouette.

Square-toed heels
From left: Bottega Veneta, Fendi and Burberry

Fendi, Bottega Venetta, Burberry, Proenza Schouler, and Saint Laurent have hopped onto the bandwagon, so options are definitely aplenty. Can these be an everyday staple? Definitely. So if you’re tired of pointy shoes, here are five square-toed shoes to choose from.

‘Trend to try: Square toed shoes versus your basic pointy flats’ by Jolin Lee first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Kuala Lumpur

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