It’s no secret that one of the best ways to gain style inspiration and discover new brands these days is to flick through your Instagram feed. The platform has become the ultimate destination for both up-and-comers as well as international brands to gain a global audience. You may even be logging more hours shopping off social media than in an actual store. And, it's easy to see why, as the app allows everything from under-the-radar clothing and accessory labels to indie jewelry designers to be at your fingertips for the taking with just a scroll. While your screen time can yield a lot of thrilling new finds, if you’re looking to give your footwear a refresh ahead of spring, focus in on the trendy shoe brands popping up over and over again.
Right now there are several standout brands receiving a lot of love from the fashion-set. And once you take a peek at them, well, they’re very likely to receive a double tap and follow from you too. But, more than that, these brands will have you clearing space in your closet ASAP to make room for their photo-worthy styles in on-trend silhouettes and seasonal-favorite colors. Continue on to shop 10 shoe brands currently making major waves on Instagram.
This Korean-based brand serves up shoes that’ll make you want to dress from the feet up. And if you're in need of some outfit inspo for the rest of your look, see how stylish fans of the brand like Jessie Bush of We The People, Amanda Shadforth of Oracle Fox, and others wore their pairs on the brand’s Instagram.
Established in 2016 by Florentine designer Barbara Borghini, GIA COUTURE's banana pumps have made their way around the 'gram. That said, the brand's dreamy designs also include everything from bow-adorned ballerinas to red and pink satin-tie sandals.
Where can you find lug sole Mary Janes, patent leather lucite wedges, and platform thong sandals? Within Nicole Saldaña's latest collection, of course. Designed in New York and made by hand in Portugal, the brand is known for dishing out statement styles that have been sported by style influencers as well as trend-setting stars like Bella Hadid and Rihanna.
If you're looking for a closed-toed shoe that’s perfect for warm summer days, look no further than Miista’s Taissa woven court shoe. Coming in a slew of colors, they’ll pair well with everything from floaty frocks to worn-in denim. After you add a set to your cart, check out the rest of the brand’s selection of modern designs with a feminine twist.
It won’t be hard to up your shoe game for the new season when you shop styles from SALONDEJU. The Seoul-based brand offers streamlined silhouettes that have been taken up a notch with design details such as geometric heels, visually interesting straps, and gold hardware.
Intentionally Blank’s spring offering is brimming with easy-to-wear styles ranging from neutral hues and pretty pastels to bold, saturated colors. After you take a look at the popular PERF HI in a pretty shade of lavender, scope out the selection of open-toe shoe silhouettes to slip into for spring.
Launched by two Italian sisters, the brand’s Instagram reads: “Parisian sophisticated & Texan edge.” So what does this unlikely combination of aesthetics create? Lust-worthy shoes that have been worn by top fashion influencers and models alike. There's no doubt these styles will be the star of the show (and your outfit the supporting cast), given the collection is filled with bold prints and saturated colors on standout silhouettes.
NEOUS is for the minimalist who wants understated silhouettes that hold a special surprise. The collection is composed of clean, simple shapes with striking design elements. So it comes as no surprise that they’ve been worn by street style stars like Linda Tol and Chloé Harrouche of Loulou de Saison. These shoes will go just as well with jeans and a tee as they will with a tailored suit-set.
All it takes is one swipe through Reike Nen’s Instagram to see why the Seoul-based brand has acquired more than 71K followers. From modern slingback shapes in of-the-moment colors to eye-catching strappy sandal silhouettes, the brand continues to churn out an endlessly cool offering of styles.
This is a name you may recognize already, after all, styles have been seen on the likes of Kendall Jenner and Priyanka Chopra. Plus, the brand did a collaboration with Reformation last year. Nevertheless, By Far isn’t slowing down anytime soon, made evident by the loads of Insta tags from fashion girls around the world. So, if you haven’t picked up a pair yet, set your eyes on the new crop of open-toe silhouettes before the warm weather arrives.