The revival of ‘90s fashion over the past several years has brought with it a strong appreciation of shoes with chunky soles, minimalist straps, and, quite famously, square toes. But with all due respect to the angular silhouette, it's pointed-toe styles that continue to have the most universal and timeless appeal.
Seen across flats, boots, and heels in the current market, pointed-toe shoes tend to remain popular despite fashion’s other cycling trends. This is thanks to the shape’s ability to lengthen the appearance of the legs, whether it's a subtle almond or sharp spike on the shoe. Even extra-long trousers that touch the floor look intentional and chic with a tiny triangular peak of a shoe from the hemline. Meanwhile, skirts and dresses of all lengths needn’t be styled with a heel when a pointed-toe flat can create the look of long legs, without the challenge of balancing on stilettos.
Ahead, explore a variety of pointed-toe shoes that are bold and exciting, yet timeless in silhouette.
Not the biggest fan of stilettos? A kitten heel with a pointed toe can sneakily make anyone look five inches taller.
These tall, high-heeled boots will be your midi dresses’ best friend this winter.
Rothys climate-conscious flats are praised for their comfort, and this shade of red is quite striking, no?
Even with a barely there, sparkly strap, the pointed toes of these sandals are a statement-making touch.
Pointed-toe mules—especially in a vibrant green—are for work and play.
The rich texture of these boots will give any outfit some oomph.
No pointed-toe round-up would be complete without the pump, the most timeless of all heel styles.
For everyday comfort and chunky-shoe appeal, these Pêche loafers are it.
Oh-so-far from your average pair of pumps.
Prada brings a dose of sportiness to its kitten-heel pumps.
A fuzzy take on the classic black kitten heel.
A white, kitten heel Western boot is a fresh, modern take on a traditional pointed-toe silhouette.
You’re new go-to black booties have a touch of velvet and a flared heel.
Why not get playful with ankle-wrapping straps and tassels?
We love the sleek, tall shaft and flawless leather of these Keeyahri boots, but the structural heel is the star of the show.
For a subtle dose of quirkiness, we all about the scrunchie details on these flats.
Vince Camuto's pastel mint heel will be your go-to for spring.
Clogs have made their return, from the runway to e-commerce sites everywhere. And best yet, now they have a tapered toe.
We love the adjustability of a lace-up option.
Both the pointed toe plus delicate foot-to-ankle jewelry create a lengthening effect.
Whenever spring makes its return, we’ll be wearing these mules to welcome it.
There’s an extra bit of drama in the very sharp toe tip of these Tory Burch loafers.
The snake skin is eye-catching, but also neutral enough to go with any trouser or denim wash.
It’s simply a fact: Black, pointed-toe flats are one of the hardest working shoes in a wardrobe.
The timeless Chelsea gets an update with an elongated silhouette.