12 Statement Shoes To Shop Now

Heading into winter is a scary thought when it comes to our daily outfit choices. For most of us, it can quickly become mundane as we opt for outfits and accessories that simply keep us warm and protected from the unwelcome elements. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Here we select 12 statement shoes that will see you stand out and stop traffic.

Off-White Zip-Tie Colorblock Mule Pumps

Launched in 2014, Milan-based label Off-White is the work of Virgil Abloh, long-time creative consultant to Kanye West and twenty-first-century Renaissance man. Combining street style aesthetics with luxury fashion construction, the sophisticated and urban lifestyle brand embodies contemporary culture.

Saint Laurent Opyum YSL Logo-Heel Sandals with Golden Hardware

Founded in 1961, Yves Saint Laurent was the first couture house to introduce, in 1966, the concept of luxury prêt-à-porter with a collection called “Saint Laurent Rive Gauche,” synonymous with youth and freedom. This shift represented a first critical step in the modernization of fashion and revolutionized the socio-cultural landscape. Throughout the years, the House’s groundbreaking styles have become iconic cultural and artistic references, and its founder, the couturier Yves Saint Laurent, secured a reputation as one of the twentieth century’s foremost designers.

Christian Louboutin So Kate BootyFounded in Florence in 1921, Gucci is one of the world’s leading luxury fashion brands, with a renowned reputation for creativity, innovation and Italian craftsmanship.

Balmain Joris Mirror Over-The-Knee Boots

The House of Balmain was founded by French couturier Pierre Balmain in 1945. For decades, the label was known for glamorous, beautiful gowns and daywear. Today, under the direction of Olivier Rousteing, Balmain has evolved into the edgier side of couture, with designs that exhibit a distinctly downtown vibe. The Balmain street-chic touch extends to its handbag and shoe collections (which add a refreshing pop of attitude, especially when worn with lady-like looks).

Prada Sculptural Leather Wedge Mules

Prada was founded in 1913 in Milan by Mario Prada and was originally known as Prada Brothers. In 1978, Mario’s granddaughter Miuccia Prada led the company’s expansion into distinctive clothing that quickly became a favorite among celebrities worldwide. Currently, Prada is one of the most influential clothing lines in the fashion industry, with an iconic collection that includes sunglasses, handbags, and shoes in addition to men’s and women’s clothing.

Alexander McQueen Crystal-Embellished Suede Sock Booties

Innovative, emotional, uncompromising – all words that describe the romantic and provocative fashion of Alexander McQueen, a brand which has become synonymous with modern British couture. Integral to the Alexander McQueen culture is the juxtaposition between contrasting elements: fragility and strength, tradition and modernity, fluidity and severity. An openly emotional and even passionate viewpoint is realized with a profound respect and influence for the arts and crafts tradition.

TOM FORD Leopard-Beaded Slingback Pumps

Tom Ford is one of the most celebrated American designers of his era. He launched the TOM FORD brand in 2005 with a mission to redefine modern luxury for the 21st century. Comprising menswear and womenswear, accessories, eyewear and beauty, TOM FORD is synonymous with sexy, timeless elegance, superior materials and workmanship, and outstanding personal service.

Gucci Princetown Patent Leather Mules

Gucci is part of the Kering Group, a world leader in apparel and accessories that owns a portfolio of powerful luxury and sport and lifestyle brands.

Gianvito Rossi Blush Plexi Ankle-Strap Pumps

Gianvito Rossi debuted his first female footwear collection in 2007 during Milan Fashion Week, garnering praise for his elegant, chic, and surprisingly comfortable designs. With expertise passed down from his father, the legendary shoe designer Sergio Rossi, the younger Rossi melds renowned Italian glamour and craftsmanship with a modern aesthetic that’s uniquely his own. Single-sole construction and sculptural shapes are signatures of his collections.

Jimmy Choo Bowie Plunge Suede Booties

Launched in 1996, the inherently chic Jimmy Choo collection has earned a loyal following among Hollywood’s glamerati. Today, the collection includes luxurious handbags in addition to its coveted shoes, all of which are crafted with attention to detail and inspired accents.

Balenciaga Stretch-Knit High-Top Trainer

The first Cristobal Balenciaga house of haute couture was founded in 1919 in San Sebastian, Spain. By 1937, Paris became home to the famed couturier. In 1946, the House of Balenciaga launched its first perfume, and soon it attracted the same acclaim as the famous Balenciaga couture pieces, which are today under the skillful guidance of Creative Director Demna Gvasalia.

Gianvito Rossi See-Through Leather and Plexi Booties

Gianvito Rossi debuted his first female footwear collection in 2007 during Milan Fashion Week, garnering praise for his elegant, chic, and surprisingly comfortable designs. With expertise passed down from his father, the legendary shoe designer Sergio Rossi, the younger Rossi melds renowned Italian glamour and craftsmanship with a modern aesthetic that’s uniquely his own. Single-sole construction and sculptural shapes are signatures of his collections.

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