The androgynous shoe trend we’re seeing everywhere right now

Restrictive shoes, be gone!
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Your footwear is about to get a whole load more comfortable, because square toe shoes are the shape of the summer.

During the UK lockdown, we became accustomed to being comfortable in our clothes. Fashion became a little more practical, with shoppers investing in loungewear and turning it into a fashion statement.

Don’t get us wrong. Our wardrobes are rammed with colours and patterns, but this year comfort is key – and it’s no different when it comes to our shoes.

Instead of uncomfortable stilettos and tight shoes, ‘ugly’ shoes such as Chanel’s dad sandals, Prada’s chunky loafers and clogs are trending, while square toe shoes are right behind them.

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Don’t be fooled into thinking this trend is all about practicality though. While it’s comfortable, it’s androgynous, stylish and makes a statement too.

Mules with a heel are the most popular choice when it comes to this look, but boots, loafers and sandals with square toes are everywhere too.

So how do you wear the trend? Fortunately, it’s easy to pull off. We’ve round some style inspiration from some of our favourite influencers and selected some square toe shoes you can buy now, ready for the end of lockdown.

How to wear square toe shoes

Opt for square toe boots for extra comfort, like Alanna Doherty (above).

Square toe heels don’t need to be extra high, as proven by Karina (above). Teamed with a block-coloured Cos suit in yellow, this outfit is perfect for spring 2021.

Dress up a casual jean with square toed heels like Lauren Nicole (above).

READ MORE: The spring-ready jeans you need in your wardrobe

Buy now


Heeled Sandals With Square Toe, £27.99, Zara – buy now

Heel leather sandals - Medium plane

Heel Leather Sandals, £49.99, Mango – buy now

Freed Square Toe Loafers
Black Leather Snake Mix

Freed Square Toe Loafers, now £25, office – buy now

Heeled Leather Square Toe Sandals & other stories

Heeled Leather Square Toe Sandals, £85, & Other Stories – buy now

Twist Strap White, £106, Alohas – buy now

Mules - Blue - Ladies | H&M GB

Mules, £17.99, H&M – buy now

South Bicolor Lilac boots alohas

South Bicolor Lilac, £194, Alohas – buy now

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