When it’s time to step up your shoe game, these eight pairs of shoes, heels, slides, boots and sneakers available in Miami shops are must-haves.
1. Jeffrey Campbell
On-trend feathers in an unexpected lilac shade, coupled with a terrific price point, make this Jeffrey Campbell slide a win-win.
$130. Nordstrom at Dadeland Mall, 7239 North Kendall Drive, Miami; 786-709-4100; nordstrom.com.
2. Saint Laurent
Flashy. Impractical. Absurdly expensive. In other words: Perfect for Miami.
$10,000. Saint Laurent at Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour; 305-868-4424; ysl.com.
3. Maison Margiela
Look like the next Pollock in Maison Margiela’s cheeky splatter-paint Replica sneaker, here in a mid-top red.
$660. Maison Margiela at Miami Design District, 3930 Northeast Second Avenue, Suite 101, Miami; 786-718-1931; maisonmargiela.com.
4. Tory Burch
Comfortable Tory Burch needlepoint loafers invoke the homespun charm of American Folk Art.
$348. Neiman Marcus at Merrick Park, 385 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables; 305-576-3501; neimanmarcus.com.
5. Christian Louboutin
A collage print on slick patent leather references Rauschenberg’s found-object and trash artwork in these shoes.
$745. Christian Louboutin at Miami Design District, 180 Northeast 40th Street, Miami; 305-548-8246; christianlouboutin.com.
6. Paul Smith
Stripes are a signature of British designer Paul Smith, and this color palette is particularly well suited to Florida.
$495. Bloomingdale’s at The Falls, 8878 Southwest 136th Street; 305-252-6300; bloomingdales.com.
A sculpted, spherical metal heel brings this calfskin mule to life in an subtle and elegant way.
$1,020. Marni at Miami Design District, 3930 Northeast Second Avenue, Suite 100, Miami; 305-764-3357; marni.com.
A blue-velvet slipper with embroidered with mystical creatures and lined with lamb fur is a modern interpretation of Gucci’s iconic Horsebit loafer.
$995. Gucci at Merrick Park, 342 San Lorenzo Avenue, Coral Gables; 305-441-2004; gucci.com.
More fashion coverage: Men’s fashion ideas from John Varvatos’ man in Miami.