The 15 Best Shoe Buys From 2018, According to Our Editors


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After a year spent reviewing everything from runway shows and celebrity outfits to Instagram style and new arrivals at our favorite retailers, Who What Wear’s editors have collectively covered every corner of the fashion world in 2018. When it comes to our own personal wardrobes, though, we all have different takes on style, ranging from trend-forward to edgy to classic, so the pieces that land in each of our closets range across the board. There’s no doubting that we all share at least one common fashion interest, though—shoes.

Curious to find out which shoes were the staff favorites from the past year, I asked each of our editors to weigh in with their best buys. Which ones would they have been mad if they had passed on, and which are the most-worn styles in their closets? Ahead, see the best shoe buys Who What Wear’s editors made in 2018 and then shop them for yourself. Scroll on to see why each of them made the cut, and find my picks at the end (including a $70 Zara find I’ve been wearing on repeat).

Kat Collings, Editor in Chief


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Michelle Scanga, Managing Editor


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Allyson Payer, Editor


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Nicole Eshaghpour, Market Editor


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Erin Fitzpatrick, Senior News Editor


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Lauren Eggertsen, Fashion Editor


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Anna LaPlaca, Assistant Editor


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Kristen Nichols, Associate Editor


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Associate Director, Special Projects

Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.