There are many reasons to love Netflix’s Itaewon Class. Aside from the gripping tale of lead character Park Sae-royi’s redemption, there’s also another element that we couldn’t help but notice: the fashion! We’ve seen a lot of K-dramas with stylish designer wardrobes, but what sets this show apart is its fresh, edgy streetwear.
One character we’re totally obsessed with? The spunky Jo Yi-seo (played by Kim Da-mi)! From leather jackets, tailored blazers, to eclectic layering, Yi-seo’s personal style suits her badass personality. But if there’s one element that best represents her aesthetic, it has to be her shoe collection, a good variety of posh and punk for her ever-changing moods.
Check out six of the coolest shoes we’ve spotted her wearing in the show!
Cicera, approximately P10,260.94, SCHUTZ, farfetch.com
High school genius Jo Yi-seo is often seen wearing edgy streetwear pieces, especially ones rendered in black and leather. She loves matching her looks to equally bold shoes like this cool pair of cowboy boots from Brazil-based brand Schutz.
DR. MARTENS 1460 Stud
1460 Stud, £75.00 (approximately P4,757.23), DR. MARTENS, drmartens.com
While sporting boots isn’t really appropriate for our tropical climate, Jo Yi-seo’s collection is seriously making us reconsider. Check out her pair of Dr. Martens that comes blinged out in studs to seal its street-ready vibe!
CONVERSE X JW ANDERSON Run Star Hike
Run Star Hike, Black $120 (approximately P6,079.26), CONVERSE X JW ANDERSON, converse.com
It seems that Jo Yi-seo has a penchant for gritty shoes with a lot of attitude. This even applies to her taste in sneakers! We’ve always been coveting the Converse x J.W. Anderson collection since it dropped last year, so imagine our bulging eyes when we caught Yi-seo sporting this stylishly rugged pair!
GOLDEN GOOSE Francy
Francy Sneakers, price unavailable, GOLDEN GOOSE, goldengoose.com
What’s great about Jo Yi-seo’s sense of style is her versatility. Whether she’s dressed up in structured separates or dressed down in cozy knits, she always retains that signature punk aesthetic. Case in point: These “lived-in” sneakers from Italian brand Golden Goose is equal parts casual and streetwear hip. We love how she paired it with streamlined pieces like a simple coat and white skirt to balance out its casual vibe.
TOD'S Slip-on Loafers
Slip-on Loafers, $755 (approximately P38,207.15), TOD’S, farfetch.com
You might think that loafers are out of the question for cool girl Yi-seo, but leave it to her to add her own spin on the classic shoe. In Episode 6, we spotted her donning a leopard-print pair from Tod’s—a fabulous accent to her all-black ensemble.
GOLDEN GOOSE Superstar Sneaker
Superstar Sneaker, price unavailable, GOLDEN GOOSE, goldengoose.com
It appears that Golden Goose is one of Yi-seo’s fave brands! Here, she sports another pair of lived-in sneakers but in a low-cut design. We love how this white pair isn’t the typical “crisp and clean” type and is made interesting through contract lace and a splash of glitter—perfect for Yi-seo's unique personality.