We've had quite a few throwback trends resurface this year. From the chunky flatforms of our youth to the hair clip and barrette revival, it's safe to say that the '90s are alive and well. Need more proof? Look no further than summer's biggest shoe trend, another '90s favorite: the square toe sandal.
While we saw all iterations of square-toed shoes make their way down both the Spring and Fall 2019 runways, it's Instagram and street style we have to thank for this '90s summer staple having a total renaissance, with indie labels like By Far and Rejina Pyo's versions being the shoe of choice.
After years (decades!) of pointy toes reigning supreme, it's natural that some of us may feel resistant to the stubbier profile of a square toe. But if there's anything to convince us otherwise, it's the dainty, modernized versions of the style, below. From kitten heels to sculptural wedges, these strappy little numbers are all we want to wear the rest of this summer, and well into fall. (Hey, summer might be halfway over, but we still have months before temperatures are too low to freeze our toes).
Shop our favorites, below.
Vagabond, Brandy Suede Sandals, $100, available at Vagabond.
Topshop, Strippy Snake Heeled Sandals, $80, available at Topshop.
Chinchin, Round Heel Leather Sandals, $280, available at Genuine People.
Paloma Wool, Wine Lunes, $205, available at Bona Drag.
UO, Knotted Crochet Mule Sandal, $29, available at Urban Outfitters.
Mango, Leather Strap Sandals, $99.99, available at Mango.
Dolce Vita, Noles Heels, $120, available at Dolce Vita.
By Far, Libra Blue Patent Leather, $358.97, available at By Far.
Intentionally Blank, Willow-Hi, $182, available at Intentionally Blank.
Kurt Lyle, Mimi Slide, $268, available at Kurt Lyle.
& Other Stories, Square Toe Lace Up Heel Sandals, $129, available at & Other Stories.
Rag & Bone, Cindy Tie Sandals, $395, available at Shopbop.
Miista, Frida Slingback Heel in Black, $206.99, available at Need Supply Co.
Jaggar, Woven Wedge, $162, available at Fashion Bunker.
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