Feature image source: Kourtney Kardashian on Instagram

We may not be anywhere near summer or have the slightest desire to be seen in open toe shoes, however, one thing we can ascertain is that the vintage square toe shoes of the ‘90’s are back to reclaim their stop at the top of the “hottest accessories” list.

First we welcomed the re-emergence of the kitten heels and shortly after that dad’s retro sneakers became a hit. I now think it’s safe to say that the world of footwear has mastered the art of turning seemingly ‘ugly’ shoes into fashion must-haves. 

Although pointed rodeo boots are all the rage at the moment, it’s only a matter of time before square fronts take over our Insta feeds.

By no means do I or have I ever considered myself a fashion forward or an early adopter so I’ll probably, if at all wait until this trend’s lifespan has matured until I throw my money at it however, if I were to give it a try right away these would be my reasons for doing so.


  • Square front= more room


Simply by judging the square fronts I can almost guarantee that there will be more than enough room for my toes to move around, which is great for the health of my baby toes. Secondly,


  • I have long feet so pointed toes are a NO!


Perhaps it’s just a personal hang up but I generally don’t feel too great about my feet looking longer than they need to. The square shape will always be a comfortable balance between sharp points and circular fronts.

Now to getting your fix

For now, there’s serious inspiration to be drawn from the Bottega Veneta’s Instagram page and on occasion the Insta stories of Leandra Medine of Man Repeller and Kourtney Kardashian however for a more practical approach, here’s our list of accessible square fronts.


White square toe sandal, Zara, R859
Flat woven slingbacks, Zara, R999
Mock Croc slip on at MRP, R229


Around this time last year, I attended a wedding in flats and since then have not changed my mind. For some reason I believed that heels were the only acceptable shoes to wear to weddings inspite of the pain and the discomfort they caused. I would always leave an emergency pair of flats in the car which my sore feet would always thank me for after a long day in discomfort.

It’s after too many of these bad experiences in heels that I thought to change my mind and start wearing flats to weddings, and it’s not hard to guess that I enjoy weddings for more this way, and at the end of the night, my feet are just as happy too.

So, if you like me are ready to ditch the myth about having to wear heels to a wedding, I’ve created a list of lust worthy flats that you’ll love to wear to every wedding from now on.

Lace ups


Slip Ons

Sling Backs


Pumps and Loafers


Feature image source: MRP

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