5 Fashion-Forward Designer Shoe Brands You Should Be Watching

Looking to up your shoe style? Check out these fashion-forward designer shoe brands dominating the game.


The global athletic footwear market size is expected to reach $95.14 billion by 2025.

This reminds us that looking good, from head to foot, is important to us.

However, how can you tell what will look good on you in 2019? With such a vast market available, which brands should you be focusing on?

If this is you, why not check out our list of the 5 fashion-forward designer shoe brands you should be watching.

Salvatore Ferragamo

If you are looking for beautifully comfortable, creative handmade quality shoes. This is our first recommendation.

Salvatore Ferragamo was the driving force behind this luxury hand made shoe giant decades ago, with his daughter is now leading the line.

Salvatore was fascinated by materials used in shoes.  He experimented with leather and other modest materials not typically used in shoes to create unique and beautiful products.

Signature models such as the “Vara”, use genuinely luxury materials, combined with their signature style.


Cristòbal Balenciaga was one of the 20th century’s most legendary designers.  Demna Gvasalia now continues Balenciaga’s work as creative director. She continues Balenciaga’s methodology as a shoe scientist, working varied materials and experimental designs.

Designing for both streetwear and fashion, Balenciaga pays no attention to industry norms and conventions.

Its latest offerings include Slash heels and ankle boots. If you are looking for the perfect accessory to your outfit, they also offer handbags including the Bazar Shopper tote, Cabas tote, and iconic City bag.


No need to introduce this brand. Gucci is a brand that represents the rich and famous. It is a symbol of luxury and style.

Whether it is the handbag of your dreams or the platform wedges that speak your style. Gucci can provide it and everything in between


It is out of place to put a sports shoe on a list of designer shoe brands? Not when you have the classic Stan Smith sneaker from Adidas. This tennis shoe from the 1970s has been reintroduced with a luxurious twist.

Its full grain leather uppers and low profile make it the perfect shoe for the classiest of summer vacation.

The three perforated lines on the side are more than a ventilation aid, they hint subtly at the maker of the classic sports shoe.

Badgley Mischka

No list of shoes would be complete without the prerequisite stiletto shoes.  Kiara from Badgley Mischka with rhinestone edging is the cream of stiletto fashion.

The fashion duo behind these stiletto classics teamed up in the 1980s and have been producing classic products since.

These classic stilettos are perfect for young fashion-minded people who want this level of class on a budget

More Than Designer Shoe Brands

Handbags, designer shoe brands, Jewelry, let’s face it, looking good is very important.

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