Shoe designer Bettye Muller is a total tread-head. A former footwear model, she’s also an enthusiastic shoe collector who has, at times, owned 500 vintage pairs. Since the 1980s she’s worked as a shoe designer — crafting luxe boots, pumps, and other styles that reference the many world cultures she's experienced. In Muller’s hands, classic silhouettes get cheeky twists like candy-bright hues, vintage prints, and interiors lined with faux fur. Muller's sky-high cotton wedges, suede knee-high boots, super-chic stiletto sandals, frayed canvas espadrilles, and stacked-heel patent-leather Mary Janes are worth the extra storage space they'll require — even if your closet is as jam-packed as hers is.
Go-anywhere sandals, colorblocked loafers, and more from two casual-cool favorites.
Whether you're strolling in the city or walking the boardwalk, the espadrille is the season's essential casual footwear. From solid colors like red, olive, and navy to colorful stripes and patterns, the slip-ons from Castaner, Soludos, and more will have you looking great from the bottom up this spring.
Easy ways to add style to your casual summer look, from Fred Perry, Shore Leave, and more.
In need of a little style inspiration? Look to Parisian mainstays like Barbara Bui, Nina Ricci, Chloé, and Robert Clergerie to add that certain “je ne sais quoi” to your footwear collection. You’ll find Left Bank-chic ballet flats, glossy metallic pumps, embossed suede booties, and sleek loafers accented with tassels, knotted details, and oversized pearls.