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.
Get ready for exotic, wear-with-anything spots
Vibrant colors and bold silhouettes are at the heart of this crop of pumps, sandals, and boots. Look for zipper details, beading, thigh-high suede, and plenty of rich hues, from purple snakeskin to color-blocked patent leather.
Wild pieces for style-minded women
Getting out of town never looked better