Say ciao to curves and hello to graphic shapes in this ‘90s throwback that sees strong lines and minimalist design replace pointy peepers. First championed by luxury Italian brand Bottega Veneta, the humble ‘square toe’ is a highly wearable design, giving your toes space to breath and your overall outfit a sense of stylish simplicity. It’s no wonder that stars have been lusting after the square-toed heel in its many guises.
For Bollywood/Hollywood royalty Priyanka Chopra Jonas, her sparkly gold squares are a flight essential. Their comfortable fit and wearability make them footwear that’s functional as well as fashionable.
In fact, their versatility has inspired Rihanna to sell her own square toe thong sandal as part of her Fenty line while Katy Perry’s label has a mule version. Narrow or wide, boot or sandal; what unifies the square toe heel is that less is more. One-colour creations are the most common design and you won’t see them smothered in embellishments.
Height is irrelevant too, keep them low or let them grow: square-shaped footwear translates into flats and high heels. And while sandals are the most popular square toe for the summer, in the Autumn the trend transfers into loafer style shoes, while for winter the square toe heeled boot takes centre stage. Dua Lipa is the owner of Jimmy Choo short boots while Influencer Olivia Culpo was seen stepping out in seriously sexy scarlet coloured Fendi knee-highs.
Need further convincing? Try on a pair of the square: the attraction is instant.