The Most Unflattering Shoe Styles to Always Avoid
We constantly fill you in on the shoe styles you should try—mules, anyone? But what about the picks that should be avoided? Well as Glamour initially pointed out, the experts at Footwear News spilled on the five styles that are the most unflattering right now. Of course, like any trend, if you really do feel like it speaks to you, go for it—whether or not it's "In."
Keep scrolling to check out the shoes you should always avoid. Plus, go a bit further to shop some of our favorite on-trend shoes of the moment.
Straps that hit across the widest part of the foot aren't flattering. As Footwear News explained, an ankle strap or Mary-Jane strap that sits a big higher or lower is best.
Always note the shaft height—boots that stop mid-knee, for example are always unflattering. As Footwear News explains, tall styles should either be just below or cut clearly above the knees.
You always want to pay attention to fit—it's never a good look if there is too much space behind your heels or if your shoes are too tight and it causes you pain.
The toe shape has a lot to do with how flattering a shoe is—note that elongated almond toes flatter while overly round toes can make your legs look shorter.
If you are into a shoe style that's more horizontal (think a flatform style), look for silhouettes with low vamps that reveal toe cleavage for a flattering look.