11 Shoes You Should Own By the Age of 30

If you’re 30, flirty and thriving, pay attention. And if you don’t know what movie we just referenced, go watch 13 Going on 30 as soon as you’re done reading this article. But we digress. By the age of 30, as a somewhat grown woman, you should have a certain number of shoes in your closet. FN has decided that the right number is 11, so without further ado, scroll through to see the shoes that are a must-have by the age of 30.

The Over-the-Knee Boot


Saint Laurent Over-the-Knee Boots
Saint Laurent Over-the-Knee Boots
CREDIT: Courtesy of Net-a-Porter.

The over-the-knee boot is a classic, especially this gorgeous leather Saint Laurent pair.

Saint Laurent BB Stretch-Leather Over-the-Knee Boots, $1,595; Net-a-Porter.


The Kitten Heel

Gucci Unia Pump
Gucci Unia Pump
CREDIT: Courtesy of Nordstrom.

The kitten heel is comfortable, classy and timeless.

Gucci Unia Stripe Pump, $850; Nordstrom.

The Ballet Flat

Valentino Ballet Flat
Valentino Ballet Flat
CREDIT: Courtesy of Matches Fashion.

Ballet flats like this studded Valentino pair are perfect for when you’re not feeling a heel and want to feel girly.

Valentino Rockstud Ballet Flats, $518; Matches Fashion.

The Statement Shoe

Miu Miu Embellished Sandal
Miu Miu Embellished Sandal.
CREDIT: Courtesy of My Theresa.

Having a statement shoe akin to this Miu Miu pair is crucial. Everyone woman needs a shoe that will amp up any outfit.

Miu Miu Embellished Satin and Velvet Sandals, $ 1,290; My Theresa.

The Ankle Boot

Acne Ankle Boot
Acne Ankle Boot.
CREDIT: Courtesy of My Theresa.

A good ankle boot is a must in every woman’s wardrobe.

Acne Orbit Leather Ankle Boots, $620; My Theresa.

The Athletic Sneaker

Nike Air Huarache Sneaker
Nike Air Huarache Sneaker.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Nike.

It’s crucial to have a pair of lightweight sneakers that are fashionable and functionable.

Nike Air Huarache Sneaker, $110; Nike.

The Non-Athletic Sneaker

Common Projects Retro Leather Sneaker
Common Projects Retro Leather Sneaker.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Net-a-Porter.

You can wear kicks like these with everything.

Common Projects Retro Leather Sneakers, $445; Net-a-Porter.

 The High-Heel Pump

SJP Satin Pump
SJP Satin Pump.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Net-a-Porter.

Every woman needs a great Carrie Bradshaw pump.

SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Windsor Crystal-Embellished Satin Pumps, $585; Net-a-Porter.

The Slipper

Jil Sander Square Toe Slippers
Jil Sander Square Toe Slippers.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Far Fetch.

Slippers are definitely not just for puttering around the house anymore.

Jil Sander Square Toe Slippers, $411.15; Far Fetch.


The Mule

Gianvito Rossi Suede Slingback Mule Sandal
Gianvito Rossi Suede Slingback Mule Sandal.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Bergdorf Goodman.

You can dress these mules up or dress them down.

Gianvito Rossi Suede Slingback Mule Sandal, $725; Bergdorf Goodman.

The Loafer

Salvator Ferragamo Loafer
Salvator Ferragamo Loafer
CREDIT: Courtesy of Bergdorf Goodman.

Pair these Ferragamo loafers with cropped flared jeans.

Salvator Ferragamo Mason 3 Gancio Bit-Strap Loafer, $550; Bergdorf Goodman.

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