When it comes to key buys for S/S 17, one designer piece stands out as the thing making seasoned editors and street style stars hysterical: Dior's glossy kitten heels with J'ADior slogan ribbons at the heel. As soon as they hit the catwalk in September during Paris Fashion Week, they were almost instantly given It-shoe status.
Dior's £650 slogan kitten heels.
But these aren't the only shoes making fashion fans giddy in 2017, as the likes of Gucci, Miu Miu and Dorateymur have also created statement shoes worthy of such an accolade. Saint Laurent has also tapped into the logo-flashing shoe trend, with black glossy stilettos with sculptural heels spelling out "YSL".
Meanwhile, you'll also spot Attico's backless mules in white and black in dozens of recent street style pictures, and we spotted J.W.Anderson's cylinder-heel gold mules all over the front row during London Fashion Week. If money is no object when it comes to your shoe budget, may we also recommend The Row's take on the kitten heel? Can you see a trend emerging? These key designer shoes for 2017 are all inherently ladylike—even at their most unusual.
Keep scrolling for our guide to the best designer shoes of 2017.
We spotted these J.W.Anderson heels all over London Fashion Week.
Eva Chen, the queen of the shoe-fie, owns these.
Attico's mules are at the top of every editors' must-have list, and these crystal-embellished palm tree mules are our favourites.
These are without a doubt the street style shoe of 2017, and are available at Dior's Bond Street store.
Dorateymur is one of the most buzzed-about new labels, and these gold slippers prove that flats can be just as glamorous as stilettos.
No21's bow detail sandals are a blogger favourite.
Gingham is big news this year, and Miu Miu's ribbon-detail ballerina pumps are still the shoes du jour.
These Saint Laurent logo pumps are certainly the sexiest shoes of the season.
Every super blogger we can think of has been wearing Alberta Ferretti's embellished slippers.
Proenza Schouler's mules were popular when they launched last year, and the mirrored version are street style gold.
Like it or not, the kitten heel is back, and these ones by The Row are the perfect cross between mules and kitten heels.