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While recently taking a slow stroll through the shoe floor of Saks Fifth Avenue in New York, I wondered how it was possible that these small works of art elicited so much emotion. The fast beating heart, a sublime daze mixed with excitement. Honestly, it’s quite overwhelming. How do I select a favourite when each one is screaming, “pick me, pick me!”

Now, we’ve made it simple for you, by choosing our 5 favourite shoe trends. They're hot, they're now and they'll quickly update any look.


Aquazzura; Jimmy Choo; Tom Ford; Prada

Whether it’s a delicate pink or full-force shocking pink, it’s the hottest colour. Just pick the right shade for your skin tone.


Gucci; Valentino; Saint Laurent; Alaïa

As our winter’s are not that cold anymore, the bootie is the perfect go-between for an African winter. 


Givenchy; Burberry; Miu Miu; TODS

Athleisure, as you might have noticed, continues, and so does the sneaker. Who doesn’t love a bit of comfort? You can wear them with dresses or skirts for a relaxed look. This is the one you really should get if you haven’t already. 


Saint Laurent; NO 21; Alexandre Birman; Christian Louboutin

Wrap your feet up in leather or fabric. From bows and ruffles, to exaggerated loops and folds. It's just so elegant and sophisticated. 


Nicholas Kirkwood; Gucci; Mansur Gavriel; Christian Louboutin

If you wore these in the eighties, you might be delighted to wear them again. Or not. The catch here is to get a simple pair that you can wear with anything. Streamlined, with a small detail, updates this classic.