The best shoe brands for a wardrobe update


Shopping the best shoe brands that combine both comfort and style is no mean feat. 

Footwear can make or break an outfit so you want to be sure you’re investing in a pair that is versatile, expresses your own style and won’t cause you to yelp in pain with every step. 

Much like your best jeans, every capsule wardrobe should include a pair of shoes suitable for the different occasions in your life.

And, as Cinderella proved, a pair of shoes could even change your life.

Whether you’re after timeless trainers for running errands, the best sandals to take you from beach to bar or new season ankle boots that will kickstart your autumn wardrobe, shoes that you love will quickly become your best fashion friend.

There are lots of classics from brands you’re sure to know. 

It’s hard to discuss trainers without mentioning Nike, for example, or stomper boots without highlighting Grenson, but there are also hordes of specialist footwear brands that deserve time in the spotlight.

Plus, all-round hero brands like Zara, Mango and H&M can never be ignored.

So put your best foot forward as our fashion experts have compiled a list of the best shoe brands for you to choose from.

Best shoe brands—according to our fashion editor

Adidas Stan Smith Trainers

(Image credit: Adidas)


Reasons to buy

+Comfort+Support+Creating a laidback look

While trainers have stood the test of time when it comes to casual footwear, they have been having a serious fashion moment for the last few years. Since Phoebe Philo, the former creative director of designer brand Celine, stepped onto the catwalk in chic tailored clothing with a pair of Adidas Stan Smiths in 2015, trainers have been a wardrobe staple of the fashion elite. Try teaming sneakers with floaty frocks, jeans and slip skirts. There is no outfit that doesn’t ooze style prowess when worn with a pair of cool kicks.



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