INFLUSSER is always on the lookout for great shoe brands. With the rise of homegrown designer labels, it can be difficult to find decent footwear that isn’t too expensive. And the adage “no pain, no gain” does not apply when it comes to your feet.
Fortunately, there will be a plethora of new-generation shoe brands to choose from in 2023. Following the demi-fine jewelry boom, these bridge labels emerged in the 2010s with the goal of producing luxury accessories at a more affordable – not high street, but not quite designer – price point. We’re talking about stylish, designer shoes made of high-quality materials like leather, canvas, and plant-based alternatives.
They’re not just a pretty face, either: many of the brands on our list prioritize the environment. Slow production, locally sourced & manufactured are all priorities for the new homegrown shoe labels.
Of course, you’re already making a difference by investing in something of quality rather than a one-hit wonder in the first place. If the #30wears rule applies to clothes, the #30wears rule applies to shoes, so it’s always important to consider the wearability and versatility of a pair before purchasing. With a curated list of the best places to find shoes – from cool, new independent labels to high-end high-street stores where the footwear departments are a fashion editor’s best-kept secret – we’re here to help.
Continue scrolling to see INFLUSSER’s picks for the 25 best shoe brands you’ve probably never heard of until now