If you're the type of person who once a month (around payday) considers blowing it all on a new pair of shoes, settle down for 10 minutes of required reading. Below, we give you our comprehensive shoe designer list, from the big names we've loved for decades (cough, Manolo) to the new brands making our feet look a little more special. Keep scrolling to see—and shop—the 16 designer shoe brands making a real impact this year.
1. Manolo Blahnik
When Carrie Bradshaw was mugged in New York in an episode of Sex and the City, she famously said "Please, sir, you can take my Fendi baguette, you can take my ring and watch, but you can't take my Manolo Blahniks." We don't blame her, as Manolos are arguably the most beautiful shoes in the world.
Shoe lovers won't need to be introduced to Aquazzura—this brand has an A-list following and is Meghan Markle's go-to label. Markle wore these for her engagement photograph and with her second wedding dress by Stella McCartney.
Korean shoe brand Yuul Yie is a new name in fashion circles, and it found its fame on Instagram. These shoes combine glamour with comfort, as the heels are only 70mm but have the same impact as any pair of stilettos.
Bottega Veneta has had a revival this year which, if you use Instagram, we're sure hasn't passed you by. The shoes are perhaps the most covetable items from the new collection and anybody who is anybody will have a pair of these soon.
British brand Malone Souliers is another London Fashion Week favourite, and it's our go-to for bold heels. You can spot the Maureen heels on the red carpet at least once a week on the likes of Jennifer Lawrence and Olivia Palermo.