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Square Steps: The New Shape of Shoes to Wear Now

Meet the square-toe.

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Paige Campbell Linden
When it comes to getting dressed, “be a little more square” is not often a direction we like to follow. But there’s a first time for everything, and with the overwhelming wave of square-toe shoes we’ve been seeing, the of-the-moment style is simply hitting all the right angles. (See what we did there?)

While the square-toe started bubbling up after Daniel Lee debuted his strappy sandals and mesh-style pumps over at Bottega Veneta, that’s not to say the shape is limited to just warm-weather shoes. Alongside those barely-there sandals, there’s the classic and humble ballet flat, as well as the hardworking loafer, both made anew in angled renditions. Slowly surging labels like A.W.A.K.E. Mode and Wandler have taken the silhouette to boots, perfect for a midwinter footwear refresh. Be a part of the ’90s-inspired trend, and take some square steps with the 19 options below.

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