Every season, Net-a-Porter presents its trend predictions for the upcoming season, revealing to editors the items it'll be backing in six months' time. Elizabeth von der Goltz, the e-tailer's global buying director, revealed that it has already sold almost 11,000 pairs of "naked" sandals this year. It's a trend that keeps getting bigger and bigger, following the success of The Row's bare sandals, but Elizabeth revealed that there's another shoe trend that's poised to be just as popular. Enter: the square toe.
This detail is going to feature across all styles of shoes, from sandals to mules to boots, and there are a number of designers leading this silhouette. The general consensus in fashion crowds is that autumn/winter 2019 is going to be a big moment for Bottega Veneta, which has created boxy leather mules with a defined square toe. But this trend is also being propelled by a number of smaller Instagram-born brands. By Far has for several seasons now created strappy sandals with an angular cut-off front, and Wandler has just launched mules with an open square toe.
This might be about to get bigger and bigger, but you don't need to wait until September to shop this trend— By Far, Wandler, Aeyde, Gucci and more have already introduced the square toe into their summer collections.