Designers Reveal Their Favorite Shoes Of 2015

Paul Andrew
“Earlier this year, I introduced the Rhea slingback flat, which has become a core style for the brand. Sometimes, as a designer, one hits upon something that may seem classic and simple, but hasn’t been perfected with the right fit, comfort and proportion. This is definitely one of those styles. The silhouette resonates because it works well on women of all ages.”

Paul Andrew Pre-Fall '16 Shoes
Paul Andrew Rhea slingback flat.
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Sarah Jessica Parker
“I always say I don’t pick favorites, but this year, it was all about our SJP Collection Tartt in Scintillate — a darling, chunky Mary Jane in the most unbelievable sparkle fabric we’ve ever seen. She’s sexy, comfortable, fun and goes with simply everything. She stole the spotlight in 2015, and something tells me I’ll love her just as much well into 2016.”

SJP Collection Tartt heels in Scintillate
SJP Collection Tartt heels in Scintillate.
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Giuseppe Zanotti
“It’s always hard to pick one favorite pair from my collections, as I love each and every one of them in different ways. One of the most successful styles this year is the silver mirror platform sandal with contrasting gold heel that I presented for spring ’16, in stores now. The sleek silhouette makes it the perfect shoe for glamorous women who want to be sexy and sophisticated at the same time.”

Giuseppe Zanotti Spring '16 Shoe Collection
Giuseppe Zanotti Betty platform sandals for spring ’16.
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Gianvito Rossi
“My favorite shoe is the Portofino, which has found its natural place on red carpets all year-round.”

Gianvito Rossi Portofino sandals
Gianvito Rossi Portofino sandals.
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Rebecca Minkoff
“I’m obsessed with our Bethany booties. I love the mix of leather and suede. It’s eye-catching and comfy, and the hidden zippers and chunky heel keep them cool.”

Rebecca Minkoff Bethany booties
Rebecca Minkoff Bethany booties.
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Chloe Gosselin
“My favorite shoe of the year is my Privet sandal. It’s the kind of shoe that seems completely unnecessary but that you fall madly in love with. It’s an outfit of its own.”

Chloe Gosselin Privet sandal
Chloe Gosselin Privet sandal.
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Sarah Flint
“For me, 2015 was all about the Camilla flat from my fall collection. Sexy, but still a shoe to live your life in.”

Sarah Flint Camilla flat
Sarah Flint Camilla flat.
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Aurora James, Brother Vellies
“My favorite shoe of the year is our Brown Suede Erongo desert boot. We have gotten a lot of press this year about some of our more ‘out there’ styles, but this shoe continues to be our best seller. It goes to show that classics are classics for a reason. Sometimes it’s nice to savor simple.”

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