Whether you’re a shoe person or a bag person, there’s no denying how difficult it is to shop for a pair of shoes, be it heels or sneakers. Unlike bags, these babies should be comfortable to walk in and resist wear and tear no matter how many times you use them. The task is even more difficult when it comes to designer shoes, as they obviously don’t come cheap. In an effort to gain more insight that will help you make future shopping decisions, we asked celebrities and influencers just what their favorite designer shoes are. These top pairs are a perfect combination of form and function, so make sure you take notes!
Dr. Vicki Belo
“I absolutely love Gucci open-toed shoes because they’re comfy and pretty at the same time.”
Fetish Peeps, around P48,020, CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN, christianlouboutin.com
CHANEL Nude Tan Patent Leather Evening Slide
CHANEL Toile Graffiti Short Boots 42 Multicolor
“It has to be the Chanel Slingbacks.”
Slingbacks Goatskin & Grosgrain in Beige & Black, around P44,463, CHANEL, chanel.com
“My favorite would have to be Saint Laurent. I've been collecting their shoes for years now. I started out with the YSL Tributes and those heels were universal. I could wear them casual or formal. Even the height is perfect for gowns. And in pageants, we wear a lot of gowns. Nowadays, I've moved on from Tributes to the Opyum collection. I have them in different heights, styles, and colors. They're not as sky-high as the Tributes but they’re really chic. More fashion, less pageant, but still YSL!”
Opyum Sandals With Gold-toned Heel In Smooth Leather, price unavailable, Saint Laurent, ysl.com
Opyum Pumps In Patent Leather With Black Heel, € 1457 (approximately P81,725.32), Saint Laurent, ysl.com
"I have a growing collection of vintage Prada shoes and boots! Aside from being way more affordable than the current collections, a lot of the older designs really fit into my style. They are all comfortable, incredibly well-made, and still look great for their age."
“My favorite designer shoes from my collection right now are Sophia Webster, Kurt Geiger, and my current favorite will have to be from Rene Caovilla! I have these black pumps with strass straps. I can use from day to night events, and the strap is removable so it can convert into basic pumps. It can easily transform from casual to glam.”
Black suede heels, around P11,074, RENE CAOVILLA, us.vestiairecollective.com
“My Dior mules and my J’Adior white high heel pumps—[the latter] was supposed to be my wedding shoes for 2020. But our wedding got moved to 2022).”
J’Adior Pumps White Patent Calfskin and Dway Mule, prices unavailable; DIOR, dior.com
"I make sure to absolutely love all the designer shoes I buy, but if I really had to choose just one, it’d probably these combat boots from Balenciaga. I love them because they're a staple piece elevated with that high-impact Balenciaga vibe through its chunkiness. Plus, black combat boots go with virtually anything so I get a lot of use out of them!"
Strike Lace-Up Boots, around P50,052, BALENCIAGA, farfetch.com
Renee de Guzman
"It would be these Dior shoes!"
"For me, it would have to be my white Chanel espadrilles."