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Slide into Style with these Awesome Shoes

Here are 5 shoe brands you should to invest in this spring

By Amara Javed

As spring descends upon us, fashion lovers are rushing to find the perfect accessories to their designer (and sometimes overly-priced) lawn trousseaus. We have taken it upon us to find the 5 most creative, contemporary and buzz-worthy shoe brands for the new season. Take a break from the usual Hermes and Chanel flats and make a statement with one of these pieces.

1. Brother Vellies : Bringing together fashion and sustainability, Brother Vellies are handcrafted in South Africa, Kenya and Morocco. Founder Aurora James elevates traditional African footwear to luxurious must-haves with her versatile and wearable pieces. From fur-accented slides to a modern take on the Moroccan balgha, this brand offers something for everyone.

Image: Brother Vellies Burkana

Image: Brother Vellies Burkana

2. Malone Souliers: Making the rounds on street-style blogs already, Malone Souliers mules are quickly becoming a staple. A modern touch to classic sophisticated styles, striking colour combinations and luxe fabrics are Malone Souliers’ signatures. Their Maureen mule flats in particular will work perfectly with this season’s lawn prints.

Image: Malone Souliers

Image: Malone Souliers

3. Dora Teymur: Turkish designers are the ones to watch out for in 2017. Dora Teymur is reviving the 70s in the best way possible with this eponymous London-based shoe brand. Think patent leather ankle boots and mules, which have become global with the fashion crowd. These contemporary designs are more fitting for the girl who likes to be a little risky with her choices.

Image: Dora Teymur 

4. By Far: Another conscious shoe brand, By Far offers a fresh approach combining wearable yet highly stylish shoes at a great price point. Founded in Bulgaria by 3 friends, the brand takes inspiration from the classic style of Sofia Coppola and Caroline Bisset Kennedy. Specializing in block heels, mules and an earthy palette, By Far prides itself on exclusivity, sometimes offering only 1 or 2 sizes in a particular style.

Image: By Far 

Image: By Far 

5.Alexander Wang: Perhaps the best known name on this list, Alexander Wang’s hip urban label is making a name for itself in the shoe department. Years after the roaring success of his Rocky handbags, Wang has found the same success with his bold studded heels and flats in the last year. If you are going to splurge on one flat shoe this season, let it be the gorgeous studded Amelia slide.

Image: Alex Wang