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8 New Footwear Launches On ELLE’s Shopping Radar

Step into these soles and put your best foot forward

By Gargi Agrawal  August 23rd, 2021

They say give a woman the right pair of shoes and she will conquer the world. And with pop culture accelerating this effect, today shoes have become emblematic of confidence and power. From Carrie Bradshaw’s iconic Manolo Blahnik pumps in Sex & The City to Vivian Ward’s thigh-high black boots in Pretty Woman—it’s safe to say that shoes are a girl’s best friend too.

Pumps, stilettos, flats, ballerinas to sporty versions like sneakers—sky’s the limit when it comes to making a pick for the right shoe. And if you’re looking to make some additions to your cabinet, then count on us for fashion assistance. Ahead, find ELLE’s top picks of a myriad shoes which are fresh on the block this season.

1. Gucci Ballet Flats

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Characterised by the Interlocking G motif—a nearly 100-year-old symbol that has been brought back into the forefront of Gucci’s designs, these ballet flats feature supple leather from Italy. With the monogram appearing as a contemporary perforated detail and a metallic gold tip, the shoes are playful yet rooted in luxury.

Price: INR 55,690

2. adidas Originals X Ivy Park

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Music sensation Beyonce has released her fourth collection for the adidas Originals X Ivy Park line called the Ivy Park Rodeo which lends athleisure a new form. Giving the basic white trainers a refreshing twist, the Super Sleek trainers feature a pop of colour with white and blue. With edgy gum soles underneath, the kicks are the perfect blend of sporty and stylish. 

Price: INR 10,385

3. Christian Louboutin AquaJane

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Notable for its tapered lines, these classic Mary Janes express the elegance of Maison Christian Louboutin. Mounted on a 45 mm square plexiglass heel adorned with hand-placed strass, the shoes feature a daring low cut and strass dressed buckles for an unparalleled refinement. Whether you have an event on your schedule or desire to make a statement, this reimagined version of the classic has got your back.

Price: INR 1,00,910

4. Steve Madden Fire Up

Have an inclination towards fuss-free slides? Give a chance to this upgraded version with an OTT twist. Embellished with rhinestones in rose gold or solid gold, these slides by Steve Madden will take you from day to night with no hassle. From a day out with your favourite girls to a house party, trust these flats to lend your outfit an undeniable charm and sophistication.

Price: INR 8499

5. New Balance 2002R Protection Pack

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Love an edgy, sporty look? This one’s for you. Featuring a rough design in ivory and grey, the 2002R Protection Pack sneakers by New Balance is the latest drop you ought to cop if you veer towards an androgynous style. With deconstructed motifs throughout and cut panelling details revealing a mesh base, these kicks are all you need to give your streetstyle a refreshing upgrade.

Price: INR 13,370

6. Versace La Medusa Mid-Heel Mules

Crafted in ultra-soft shearling, the Versace La Medusa sandals in fuchsia pink are all about making a statement. Featuring faux fur and the Medusa plaque—the same decor that was discovered on the doors of the brand’s first headquarters in Milan, the shoes are made for the bold and daring. If you love colour blocking or perhaps adding a pop to your look, this creation will not disappoint.

Price: INR 98,500

7. Jimmy Choo Liya 65

If you’re still enjoying the era of logomania then here’s a new fit for you. Elegant and effortless, the Liya slingbacks are made with latte leather and are embossed with the JC monogram in a signature repeat pattern. Featuring the iconic ballet pink patent pointed toe, these heels will take you from a boardroom meeting to an intimate dinner with friends, seamlessly.

Price: INR 56,540

8. Nice Kicks X ASICS Nice Cream Sneakers

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Transcending through seasons, pastels are here to stay and these sneakers will let you channel the trend through 365 days. Inspired by an ice-cream parlour, Austin-based sneaker platform, Nice Kicks collaborated with ASICS to create the iconic GEL-LYTE III OG silhouette featuring colours reminiscent of flavours like vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate. If you’re looking for playful shoes that are an extension of your personality, trust these sneakers to do the work.

Price: INR 10,999

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