As a digital fashion editor, I log many hours a week hunting down the best of the best in online shopping and personally make most of my fashion purchases on the internet. That being said, there are some pieces I still love to try on in person before making the investment, including shoes. Since fit, comfort, and sizing are easiest to test-drive in person when trying shoes on, I headed to some local stores in Los Angeles to try on some designer styles I’ve been considering.
I’ve specifically been eyeing some of the cult designer styles and major shoe trends that have been on-the-rise this season and throughout the year. I tried on 15 different styles ranging from heels to loafers to boots. While some didn’t live up to the hype, I narrowed in on four styles that I would recommend. Ahead, see the cool designer shoe styles from Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, and Balenciaga that I think are worth the investment.