All the fancy footwear that will put a spring in your step this SS19

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By Joan Kong

All the fancy footwear that will put a spring in your step this SS19
From comfy flats to sneakers and height-boosting heels, these are the shoes to add to your collection this season

If there’s one thing most women have in common, it’s most likely our weakness for shoes. When it comes to (fancy) footwear, there just can never be enough. Amidst the overflowing closet (sorry, Marie Kondo), we already have our eyes (and hearts) on some of the new arrivals this season, from look-at-me sandals to fashion-meets-function sneakers and structural heels. There’s really something for everyone.

Here are our selections this Spring/Summer 2019:



Think the gladiator sandals are now a throwback trend? Think again. For its California living-meets-Parisian chic Spring/Summer 2019 collection, Longchamp is bringing back the neoclassical sandals, and we’re all for it. Typically associated with Greek and Roman influences, take your pick between a girly peach or classic black pair that ends right below your knees. Alternatively, if you’d like something extra striking, an electric blue fringed version will add that flair with every step.


Pretty Ballerinas

Princess Olympia of Greece may not ring a bell to some, but trust us when we say she’s one of the most stylish royals around. The 22-year-old’s collaboration with Pretty Ballerinas saw an array of flats that will ensure your style and comfort—they’re the ideal day-to-night footwear, for sure. What we loved most from the collection, are the mules in sequins (inspired by Grecian fashion) and embroideries, which are hand-made on the Mediterranean island of Menorca in Spain.


Cole Haan

Cole Haan Zerøgrand all-day trainers

Sneakers have become one of the essential footwear, but the big question is: can they all be worn for work and your workouts? American lifestyle brand Cole Haan has introduced its first all-day trainer, called the Zerøgrand that aims to let us seamlessly transition from day to night. Some of the noteworthy details include the leather heel chassis that provides 360-degree heel support, a Grand.ØS energy foam that gives a higher rebound and lightweight cushioning, and the Stitchlite upper that keeps the wearer cool with every step.



Tod's No_Code shoeker

Tod’s may be known for its loafers, but the brand is taking a small detour this season with its new No_Code sneaker-shoe hybrid, aptly named “shoeker”. Crafted from the finest quality of leather the brand is known for, the shoes have an expanded rubber sole, with panels of neoprene incorporated for a juxtaposition of texture. The best part? They are extremely lightweight, thanks to the EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate) outsole. Take a closer look and you’ll notice the embossed rubber pebbles—a signature of Tod’s—lined at the back of the piece.


Roger Vivier


These pumps were originally made popular when actress Catherine Deneuve wore it in the 1967 movie, Belle du Jour. Fast forward 52 years later, the Très Vivier collection has remained a favourite, thanks to the low-pump design that will never go out of style. Its distinctive features include the cube heel and of course, the brand’s signature square buckle. Take your pick from the variety of materials and colours introduced. Some of our picks? The red suede pair that’ll add that pop of interest to your monochrome look, and the ones in white patent that will be a chic addition to any ensemble.


Manolo Blahnik


Inspired by the 20th-century modern sculptor, Constantin Brâncusi, Manolo Blahnik created a unique, architectural heel that will definitely warrant a double take. Available in an array of designs, the mules, in particular, are fuss-free picks for all occasions—just slip into them and you’re good to go. The Facubia in gold satin will go with any get-up, but if you prefer something more striking, the polka-dot or geometric-print Tissa heel is a must-have.


Sophia Webster

Sophia Webster Daria heel

Sophia Webster has always been a go-to when it comes to fun party shoes, and this season, the brand has added a few designs to its ‘Essentials collection’. The pair that caught our attention, is this pretty-in-pink champagne vinyl and leather pump that is classic yet statement-making-it’ll elevate the simplest of looks. They make ideal wedding shoes too.

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