There’s no shortage of cool of-the-moment shoe trends to talk about—like square-toe shoes and strappy sandals, which have only been gaining steam—but there’s one in particular that is worth noting right now: ankle-tie shoes. While the shoe is certainly a classic silhouette, fashion insiders have been wearing the style more and more during the summer months. We’re seeing it in a variety of forms, from stilettos like the popular Attico versions to gladiator styles and wraparound mules.
The ways the fashion set has been wearing them are as distinct as the styles themselves. We’re seeing them worn laced high up the leg, secured snugly as the ankle, and even tied over pant hems. The later style is being championed by street style fixtures like Pernille Teisbaek and Cecile Aagaard, so it’s no doubt the styling trick will soon spread across Instagram. Ahead, see how the style set is wearing ankle-tie shoes and shop our edit to get the look.