31 MAY - 2023
Babe, wake up, the new toe silhouette just dropped.
We've known and loved different kinds of toe silhouettes on shoes for years, whether they’re a pointed toe, square toe, round, tabi, or other, prepare yourself for the latest. There is a new toe silhouette around town - they’re calling it the cat ear. This one is a bit out of the box but if anyone can get the girls to jump on board a trend, it’s designer, Simone Rocha.
In Rocha’s Fall 2023 runway show, a lot of the models were wearing a new, very unique cat ear shoe. This features a small indent in the middle of the toe, with two softly rounded points that resemble, you guessed it, cat ears. We’ve seen this style dotted around the internet for a wee while but Simone Rocha has created a super cute, wearable variation of the out-there versions.
London-based Spanish designer, Paula Canovas Del Vas (@PaulaCanovasDelVas on Instagram) has been the leading lady when it comes to the cat ear toe since she graduated in 2018, creating avant-garde and innovative pieces for my alternative fashionistas. If you want to add some weird and wacky numbers to your wardrobe, I highly recommend delving into Paula’s work.
They’re giving Hunger Games Capitol vibes - I imagine a high fashion celebrity like Doja Cat in these.
Although it may take a few years before this cat ear toe style hits the mainstream market, I predict it will be popular amongst the alternative fashion scene. They’re giving Hunger Games Capitol vibes and I imagine a high fashion celebrity like Doja Cat will don these one day soon.
Calling all coquette girls, catholicore wearers, and anyone else who enjoys ribbons and lace, these bad girls are for you. If you’re keen on being ahead of the trend, here’s where you can pick up a pair of your very own Paula Canovas Del Vas cat ear toed shoes.
Beige & Brown Diablo Boots
These furry booties are absolutely out the gate and we’re living for them. With their exposed leather toe so you can’t miss the cat ear silhouette, and a dainty sphere shaped kitten heel, you’ll be hot to trot.
Pink Diablo Stripey Ballerina Heels
Perfect for the modern day witchy girl, these pink ballet shoes aren’t like most, but that’s the beauty of them. You may not be able to pirouette or even point your toes, but the cat ears on these beauties take full spotlight. Featuring a velcro strap to secure you in, and a rounded ball-like heel to help you accomplish any adventures or current quests.
Black Diablo Mary Jane Sneakers
The ballet flat has once again become increasingly popular, but this time, so has the ballet sneaker. A fun, platform twist on the usual boring ballet flat. Ballet sneakers (like these ones) usually feature velcro ankle straps or tie-up laces. Loving the many different textures on these ones, that’s how you make an all black piece work!