Your feet will thank you

There hasn’t been a better time to show your support for under-the-radar designers in the region and beyond. Accessories are the quickest way to elevate an outfit, but while we can get away with a few classic bags, shoes deserve a wider attention.

With so many silhouettes, finishes, heel heights to choose from, the transformative power of footwear is undeniable. Below, we have picked out some shoe designers that we can guarantee will grace every fashion girls wardrobe by summer.

Nora Habbal


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American-born Lebanese shoe designer Nora Habbal launched her shoe collection during London Fashion Week in 2o17, and focuses on merging the power of healing crystals with footwear. She incorporates crystals such as Amethyst, Rose Quartz, Labradorite and Howlite to supercharge minds, bodies and spirits from the feet up.



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Fan of the chunky sandals. This Japanese brand focuses on blending performance with style using high-quality materials. Unlike some platform sandals, Suicoke created Vibram sole and moulded footbed which allows the foot to move naturally while also supporting your posture. These will quickly become festival-goers staple. For a fashion statement, look out for their collaboration with Danish brand Cecilie Bahnsen.



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For fans of minimalism, look no further than this Australian shoe brand A.Emery. Founded by Anna McLaren, her collections are inspired by the surroundings of her home country, and made in India. Understated yet incredibly appealing.



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London-based brand has managed to perfectly implement a modern approach to historical shoe silhouettes. For example, the tread-sole lace-up leather boots have an Edwardian feel to them, yet they fit todays minimalist sensibility. Made by Italian artisans, expect shoes you’ll keep forever.

Porte & Paire


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Don’t you love a well-made shoe at a contemporary price point? The beauty of Porte & Paire is that you will never get bored of their selection, and you can treat yourself to more than one pair of expertly made designs. Expect some trend-led shapes as well as timeless styles.



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Eastern European fashion scene is exploding with fresh new talent, and the latest brand to cross our radar is Bevza. As well as ready-to-wear, the shoes from this Ukrainian brand are graphic, minimal, edgy and best of all, focus on a midi heel. Comfort and style.



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Italian brand Paciotti first appeared on the scene in 1980, but it was refreshed in 2017 by stylist Ada Kokosar. Her main goal is to create footwear that reflects that addictive Parisian glamour, while also paying tribute to the edgy Nineties era. Expect on-trend square toe and plenty of mesh.

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