Square Toe Shoes Are Back – But Would You Wear The Trend?

Hayley Kadrou   |   01 - 09 - 2019

It’s a trend we didn’t see making a comeback anytime soon, but after gracing the feet of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Gigi Hadid and Priyanka Chopra, it’s official – square toe shoes have walked right back into our lives for Fall 2019.

A new season naturally means new trends, and offtimes those trends borrow from iconic looks of the past.


So what’s taking centre stage for Autumn/Winter 2019? Enter the square toe shoe. After the resurgence of the block heel in recent years which pushed the sleek stiletto to the side, it was perhaps only time before its more clunky, clumsier cousin made a comeback too.


While rounded soles and pointed-toe shoes have reigned the runways in recent years, the square shape shoe was in its modern heyday when it comes to womenswear during the 1960s, making a brief comeback in the 1990s.


Rosie Huntington-Whitely dons the in trend shoe shape

Rosie Huntington-Whitely dons the in trend shoe shape


Fast forward to 2019, and the square toe is back. Yes, Bottega Veneta is making the square-toed mules a thing, Givenchy’s sliders are squaring up and Balenciaga’s sandals have taken a sharp turn.


And with the fashion crowd the following suit – Priyanka Chopra donned knee-high suede boots with a square toe, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has flooded Instagram with her angular sandals while Kendall Jenner looked chicer than ever in black ankles boots – it’s clear the square toe is here for the season.


While we’re warming up to the idea (meaning we’ll consider the boots, but the netted sandaled are off the cards) we’re certainly not declaring the round toe dead just yet.


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