If you’ve been keeping your eye on on your friend’s/colleague’s/Instagram feed’s footwear game over recent months, you’ve likely noticed things getting ever so slightly blunt.
But while the square-toe shoes that’s been dominating our wardrobes over recent months is by no means over, it has now got some serious competition in the form of its more piercing counterpart.
The pointed toe that has been a staple classic for as long as we can remember – but not wildly exciting – has finally become top Insta-worthy fodder, thanks in part to Balenciaga’s hugely successful ‘knife’ mules and boots.
One of the most flattering shapes, the pointed shoe not only elongates your foot, but – if it’s heeled – also lengthens the leg.
And the most welcome news of all? The pointed toe works for pretty much any style of shoe, any occasion.
Pointed mules with a heel and possibly an ankle strap or slingback are perfect with ‘jeans and a nice top’ for date night, while sharp-toed boots are an edgy addition to an elegant midi dress.
If you’re not looking to wear a heel, the pointed flat is really growing in popularity. Both mules and babouche slippers work brilliantly with turn-up balloon jeans and a loose shirt for a relaxed weekend look.
Here are the 14 pointed pairs getting the fashion set talking this autumn…