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 featuring 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 Bottega Veneta is having a big moment this season with its 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 launched mules with and open square toe earlier this year. Of course, it’s not just sandals that have been given the square-toe treatment, ankle boots are also available for the colder months too.
Keep scrolling for some of our favourite square-toed shoes to shop now and to see how the fashion crowd are wearing theirs.