In the realm of designer footwear, trendy pairs come and go, but there are styles that have maintained their positions at the top of fashion girls’ favorite lists. One brand whose lineup of shoes has easily hit cult status is Dior.
As Monsieur Christian Dior himself wrote in his book "The Little Dictionary of Fashion", "You can judge whether a woman is elegant by looking at her feet." True enough, today’s crop of Dior shoes have streamlined silhouettes that instantly add polish to any outfit, whether trendy or classic. From ladylike slingback pumps, to slender high-tops, to a rustic espadrille, the design house has infused its DNA into footwear that complements its feminine clothing line.
About Dior, the Luxury Brand
Founded in 1946 by French designer Christian Dior, he is credited with reviving haute couture in Paris after the second world war with his revolutionary design dubbed the “New Look”. After his death in 1957, a number of well-known talents stepped in to fill his shoes including Yves Saint Laurent, Gianfranco Ferre, John Galliano, and most recently Maria Grazia Chiuri for women’s wear in 2016.
Under LVMH Chairman Bernard Arnault, who stepped in as the brand’s chief executive officer in 1980, Dior has flourished as one of the top luxury brands offering women’s and men’s fashion, leather goods, fashion accessories, footwear, jewelry, timepieces, makeup, skincare, and fragrances.
Most Popular Styles of Dior Shoes
Price: P58,000, DIOR, The Shoppes at Solaire
Launched in the summer of 2017, the style is perhaps the most popular of Maria Grazia Chiuri’s footwear designs, the classic J’adior Slingbacks come in different heel heights: from flats, to 6.5cm kitten heels, to the higher 10cm Comma heel that was inspired by the brand’s archives. Crafted in the brands ateliers in Italy, it follows Italian sizing and fits true to size. It has also been hailed for its comfort.
While the body of the pointed pump comes in a variety of materials—leather, technical fabric, embroidered cotton, and micro mesh, to name a few—the telltale design detail is its entirely embroidered couture bow slingback strap with “J’ADIOR” on it. The elegant and feminine design has become a fast favorite among the stylish set for how brings an elegant femininity to any outfit.
Price: P44,500, DIOR, The Shoppes at Solaire
A favorite among celebrities and fashion influencers, the Dway Slide has a slender minimalist design that offers comfort and ease. The single strap is fully embroidered with the Christian Dior Paris emblem. The leather, or sometimes rubber, sole has a star emblazoned on the bottom, a signature emblem that is Christian Dior’s lucky symbol. Ideal for warmer climates, it’s slip-on style makes it a convenient pair to slide into when you want to elevate your casual wear.
Dior Granville Espadrille
Price: P47,000, DIOR, The Shoppes at Solaire
The classic summer shoe has risen in popularity in recent years with its rustic and relaxed vibe. Its sole is hand made with artisanal rope and traditional craftsmanship. The fully embroidered cotton upper comes in a variety of the house’s signature prints, such as the Dior Oblique monogram, Toile de Jouy Tropicale, and Tie & Dior. Beneath the woven rope, the rubber sole, like the Dway Slide, has a star engraved on it.
Dior Solar Sneaker
Price: P51,000, DIOR, The Shoppes at Solaire
Released in Winter 2020, the slip-on style is a luxurious answer to the favored casual footwear design. Comfortable and easy to wear, its body, which comes in three colors, is fully embroidered with the Dior Oblique monogram in a plush velvet. The thick rubber sole has the Christian Dior logo engraved on it. The brand advises to get half a size larger than your usual size as the style runs small. They also recommend wearing it the same way bit was styled on the runway with wide-leg trousers.
Dior Walk ‘n’ Dior Sneaker
Price: price unavailable, DIOR, The Shoppes at Solaire
With the proliferation of street style, the desire for luxury sneakers has reached fever pitch. One such design that is well-loved by women and men alike is the Dior Walk ‘n’ Dior that is available in both low and high-cut options. Whether in embroidered cotton, canvas, or a technical mesh and calfskin combination, the sneaker is creative, cool, and sleek all at once. The brand’s logo is printed on the laces, and a number of versions come with an extra set. The rubber sole, meanwhile, has “Christian Dior J’Adior” embossed in the back, and the signature star on the bottom. Sizing for this shoe runs large, and the brand advises getting half a size smaller than your regular size.
Dior is located at The Shoppes at Solaire.