The world of shoes is often complex and confusing. I am here to help you learn the difference between your ballerinas and your gladiators, your Chelsea boots and your military boots. Stick with me and you’ll soon know all of the different types of shoes and when to wear them… because it’s not just as simple as knowing the names of shoes, you also need to know whether they are considered as smart or casual.
Below I will share with you, firstly, the shoes that are usually deemed to be casual.
The above are the main styles of casual shoes. Of course, there are loads of other variations, a quick Google search will tell you that. But these are the ones you need to know about.
Now, onto the fun stuff! The dress and fancy shoes!
Again, there are many different styles of fancy and dressier shoes. Quite a few have heels but, fortunately for people like me who walk like a newborn foal in anything above two inches, there are some flat shoes that meet the criteria too! We’ll start with flat dress shoes and then move onto heeled shoes.
Mary Jane heels
A quick note to finish off the dress-shoe section: heels come in a variety of shapes and I just want to cover these really quickly to save any confusion. Below we have examples of the various type of heel by name.
They’re the main types you should probably be aware of, so if someone tells you that they’re wearing a Mary-Jane with a stiletto heel, you’ll know exactly what to expect. So that’s it for dress/fancy shoes!
There are four main types of boots:
To summarize, ladies (and gentlemen), there are so many different types of shoes available out there. I hope that this blog post has given you some idea of what’s on offer!
My final message to you is this: experiment with your fashion! Break the rules and try new things. A nice pair of shoes can completely change an outfit, as well as change the way you feel about yourself!
Thanks for reading
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tiffany Burke is a highly experienced cobbler and shoe lover. She is an expert in the field and it shows with the passion she brings to every shoe challenge..
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