It’s time to discuss one of this editor’s favorite topics: shoes. Most importantly, which shoe styles will matter in 2019, including the exact pairs that fashion insiders are adding into their wardrobes. To find out exactly which shoe styles are set to explode in the year ahead, I asked the fashion set to share which ones they’ve already been wearing on repeat and the ones that are currently sitting in their shopping carts.
Ahead, see the cool styles fashion insiders are calling out as the It shoes of 2019. With picks ranging from round-toe boots and logo slides to platform sneakers and graffiti pumps making the cut, there are plenty of new trends to keep an eye out for in the coming year. Based in locales across the globes (L.A., London, Paris, Amsterdam, are more), these insiders are giving us the download on which It shoes to wear in 2019.
"A sexy, simple mule. A must!"
"You are making a classic statement with these boots. Go big or go home!"
"I will be wearing these with suits, denim, and dresses in California."
"All during fashion month, I wore my R13 boots so much and know I'll continue to wear them into spring as well."
"Balenciaga might make my favorite super-sharp pointed toe, which is a staple in my wardrobe. I recently got the graffiti heels and have worn them a ton already!"
"One of my favorite sneakers at the moment. I always wear them when I travel."
"Move over, pointed toes. It's all about the round toe. I fell in love with these beauties when I saw them in Paris. I've always been obsessed with pointed toes, but this time I decided to buy something else. They are also super nice under a pair of jeans. I like to wear them over pants so you would see them."
"My favorite to-go sneaker I usually wear when I have to run to appointments all day."
"They are perfect under everything. I preferably wear them under a Bermuda suit. I love all the shoes from By Far because the quality and comfort are just amazing."
"These are feminine with an easy heel for every day."
"These Bottegas are timeless and chic."
"Slides to wear with long dresses or jeans."
"These shoes make me feel like a superstar. I feel so confident and on top of the world (literally) every time I whip these out. Platforms, in general, are an automatic yes in my book."
"The best shoes to wear with boot-cut jeans or leather pants—cannot stop wearing these shoes out to dinner."
"So cute with baggy jeans and a vintage tee but also with a Réalisation Par dress. They truly complete the outfit IMO."
"You can wear them all day long—perfect with jeans!"
"Easy shoes for going out."
"I have the version with big heels. With these ones, I'm sure I can wear them day and night, and it's the perfect color to show leg with summer dresses or short, large trousers."