Already trendy in the 1990s, it is now an alternative to tapered silhouette shoes
[On the cover: Frankie Morello FW 20/21 and Versace SS 2021 catwalks]
Already this winter season, square-toed shoes were included as part of collections as an alternative to tapered toes. The two silhouettes are in antithesis to one another and will continue to coexist in the 2021 spring-summer season, but square toes -even severed ones- will leave a long-lasting mark on the industry. Driven by the desire for greater comfort -the legacy of several lockdowns- square toes have spread across all types of models as they constrain the foot less: from sandals to moccasins, from pumps to ankle boots, they are combined with both thick and thin heels.
The trend will continue into next year. In the sales, then, it is going to be worth buying a square-toed pair to put in the wardrobe.
As in the 90s, moccasins, ballet flats and sandals are back in square-toed versions, both for flats and heels. They have been spotted on the catwalks and will soon be in stores.