Hate to be blunt, but we can’t decide how we feel about the square toe trend


Mules, flats and even boots are squaring up for 2020. Would you embrace the trend?

Sometimes elegant, more often out there, the square toe is not for everyone. Sure, we have seen some subtle blunt or snipped toes before, but there is definitely a move this season towards more dramatically horizontal edges.

You wouldn’t think such a simple detail would have such a powerful effect but it really does transform the look of an otherwise simple shoe. 

Squared shoes of all heights are all over the high street — we’ve checked everywhere, as you can see below.

Zara and Mango have heavily invested in the trend, playing with volume and height. We can’t decide if this trend will grow on us, or whether it’s one of those trends to watch warily from the sidelines.

We’re all for a bit of 90s revival, but is this a step too far?

Mango is mad for the look…

Flats, Mango €19.99

White leather sandals, Mango €69.99

Asymmetric leather sandals, Mango €69.99

Sandals, Mango €35.99

Zara has gone all in….

Patent heels, Zara €49.95

Bow sandals, Zara €39.95

Red boots, Zara €99.95

Topshop is selling out of their squared off pairs…

Block heels, Topshop €46

Croc effect heels, Topshop €57

New Look has been keen on the trend for a while…

Cream faux croc sliders, New Look €24.99

Light green square toe heels, New Look €24.99

Subtle squares at Massimo Dutti…

Croc heels in green, Massimo Dutti €99.95

Double strap shoes, Massimo Dutti €99.95

Barely-there square sandals at River Island…

Green midi-heel sandal, River Island €55

Gold edge sandals, River Island €55

Tip-toeing around the trend at H&M…

Mules, H&M €69.99

Block heeled ankle boots, H&M €27.99

Subtlety at & Other Stories…

Ballerina flats, & Other Stories €79


Gain sandals, Carvela @ Brown Thomas €115

Mesh pumps, Bottega Veneta @ Brown Thomas €690

Sandals, Balenciaga @ Brown Thomas €495