5 emerging shoe brands you need to know about this summer
Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer and, arguably, the official start of sandal season. While you probably don’t want to completely overhaul your wardrobe every season, shopping for a few fun, high-quality pairs of shoes can completely update your look. In a sea of ââsimilarity, social media makes it easy for us to discover new brands and emerging designers to serve as unique sources of style inspiration. Photogenic, aesthetic and surprisingly affordable, read on to find the shoe brands you need to know for the season ahead.
Founded in 2016 by twin sisters Valentina Bezuhanova and Sabina Gyosheva alongside their best friend Denise Bumbarova, the products of this Bulgarian accessory brand continue to flood our Instagram feeds. With its minimalist, ‘millennial’ aesthetic, By Far’s line of strappy sandals and geometric bags are continually selling, meaning consumer demand shows no signs of slowing down. Frequently worn by prominent fashion influencers and trendsetters, the brand’s square-toed sandals and boots are a staple in every fashion-forward woman’s wardrobe. Due to their simple, clean lines in a variety of colors, from neutrals and animal prints to metallics and neon lights, these pieces are versatile and will pair perfectly with almost any summer outfit.
In one of the season’s hottest prints, shop for these stylish snakeskin slingback shoes to elevate your ensemble in warmer weather.
Update your must-have nude heel with this open-toe mule version. Pair it with your favorite jumpsuit or maxi dress for a simple, chic look that goes seamlessly from day to night.
Founded by Jasmin Larian Hekmat in 2012, the brand started out as a handbag line and is best known for its iconic Ark bag. With its half-moon-shaped silhouette and bamboo construction, this accessory is found all over Instagram and has allowed the brand to break into the mainstream fashion audience. Following the success of the Ark bag, Hekmat launched other staple handbags, including the equally Instagram-friendly ‘Luna’ circular handbag and ready-to-wear. After gaining a foothold in these two product categories, Cult Gaia created in May 2018 its first collection of shoes in partnership with Net-a-Porter. Fortunately, since this collaboration, the brand has consolidated its footwear offering and is now available at all retailers. With their sleek range of flats, mules and sandals, you’re sure to find at least one versatile pair that suits your personal style.
A relaxed take on the discreet sandal trend, this beige version for the perfect everyday summer shoe.
Sophisticated and versatile, shop these stylish slides for an effortless put together look.
In 2016, Icelandic designer Katrin Alda Rafnsdottir founded Kalda after graduating from London College of Fashion. With all of its products handcrafted in Portugal, the brand prides itself on its sustainability-focused philosophy and distinctive design aesthetic. Arguably the best-known of its shoe’s coiled heels, the contemporary shoe brand offers a modern twist to classic shoe styles. From boots to mules to sandals, explore Kalda’s different offerings to elevate your everyday look.
Brighten up your look with this versatile and trendy slingback style. Wear with tailored Bermuda shorts and a silk button-down blouse for a look that’s right for almost any occasion.
For a subtle statement, add a touch of intrigue to your everyday uniform with these neutral mules with spiral heels.
For a minimalist grip On the color block trend, shop these heeled sandals to refresh your casual summer party outfit.
Inspired by the Bauhaus movement, the shoe brand believes that function should not be sacrificed when wearing fashionable shoes. Since the creation of the brand in 2016, Neous has quickly consolidated its success in the contemporary footwear market. In the first season, the brand acquired five dealers, despite its limited styles. The following season, Neous began selling their products on Net-a-Porter and has grown rapidly since then. Designed for the âmodern realist,â the brand prides itself on producing shoes that are built to last, creating designs that are enduring and timeless.
From Neous’ iconic architectural heels to their sleek minimalist designs, it’s easy to see why the London-based brand was nominated for the BFC / Vogue Designer Fashion Fund this year. Check out some of their best styles for the season below to buy them before they’re gone.
Elevate your traditional mule with this sculptural heel version to add intrigue to any outfit.
Refresh your black sandal collection with these timeless pumps that will look great this season and those to come.
It’s no secret that Asian shoe brands are taking the western fashion world by storm, and Yuul Yie’s designs continue to dominate fashion designers across the globe. Founded in 2010 by Sunyuul Yie, the South Korean brand prides itself on its unique designs and unexpected elegance. From her contrasting mules to pearly heeled boots, Yuul Yie’s distinct aesthetic is both trendy and timeless, thoughtful, daring and unmistakably chic.
Elevate any ensemble with these eye-catching shoe styles for the ultimate summer style statement.
For a versatile yet eye-catching shoe that offers extra height with maximum comfort, experiment with these black and white chunky heel pumps.
Add some sparkle to your everyday look and test two trends in one with these metallic kitten heels.