Best designer footwear to invest in

Becca Donaldson ·

Youssef Esawy

Have always craved a pair of designer shoes to add to your collection, but are unsure which brand, colours, and style to purchase? Then this guide to the best designer footwear to invest in is for you. We’ll have you looking fabulous and proud of your purchase in no time.

When it comes to choosing designer footwear, you want to ensure that you’re getting the best value for money – and that the pair you choose will hold their value should you ever decide to sell them. Indeed, for many, owning a pair of designer shoes is an investment. 

Choosing designer footwear

If you are a newbie to the world of designer shoes, then selecting a pair in a colour that you’ll get the most wear out of is a sensible option – try black, tan or nude. Once you’ve gained more confidence and know more about what to look for when shopping for the best designer shoes, then let your imagination run riot with a kaleidoscope of colours that will add the ‘wow’ factor to any outfit or occasion. It may quickly become your new hobby and we definitely wouldn’t blame you!

We also guarantee that designer shoes will make you feel fantastic in more ways than one. Fast-fashion footwear is less supportive and can make your toes feel sore very quickly, so there are very practical reasons for opting for high-quality designer shoes.  High-quality designer shoes are made to provide lasting comfort – which means you can wear high heels without any pain! But they also tend to come from more ethical brands, with much more responsibility in their supply chain, making sure you’re not supporting unethical brands.

Ready to start shopping? Our Reliked shop is stocked with the pre-loved designer shoes from the leading names in footwear – here is our pick of the brands.

Best designer footwear brands

1. Kat Maconie

Step into style with a pair of colourful and quirky Kat Maconie designer shoes and you’ll be the recipient of plenty of compliments. Kat is an award-winning shoe designer whose eye-catching creations have been rocked by the likes of Rita Ora and Taylor Swift. They are often vibrant and impressively unique.

If you’re looking for women’s designer shoes that are uniquely decorated with statement bright colours – yet easy to wear for maximum comfort – then check out our range of Kat Maconie’s contemporary footwear.



2. Manolo Blahnik

Embrace your inner Carrie Bradshaw, who popularised Manolos to a new generation of footwear fanatics in Sex & The City. Indulge your desire for a really well known brand. Blahnik is still very much the mastermind behind the creative direction of the brand, releasing four new women’s designer shoe collections every year – and more recently a range of men’s designer footwear too.

The Manolo Blahnik name is synonymous with timeless classic styles, blended perfectly with the distinctive killer heels that the brand is famed for. Investing in a pair of these iconic shoes will be one of the best decisions you ever make. And you just can’t beat those moments when someone comments on your fabulous shoes and you get to name drop!



3. Prada

If heels are not your style and you’d prefer a pair of chunky designer boots, then look no further than the funky footwear range from Prada. Get ready to unleash your inner rock chick with these black Monolith Brushed Rois Leather Biker boots, complete with silver buckles and heavily treaded soles.

Our Prada offerings are snapped up quickly, so check the Reliked site regularly for new stock!



4. Sophia Webster

British shoe and accessories designer Sophia Webster launched her first footwear range in 2012 – and her exquisitely feminine footwear has a playful style that is loved by celebs all over the globe. Each design is splendidly unique and often has fun and quirky elements. If you want to wear shoes that reflect your sense of fun and style, then Sophia Webster shoes are for you.

Purchasing a pair of Sophia Webster shoes puts you in the company of supermodels such as Suki Waterhouse and pop diva Solange Knowles. Why are Sophia’s designer shoes loved by A-listers so much? They are cool, yet classic and ooze sassy girl-power – and when your shoes do the talking, you can keep the rest of your outfit simple and stylish.



5. Dolce & Gabbana

From designer trainers to statement high heels, Dolce & Gabbana are a super-stylish luxury clothing, footwear and accessory brand that has always maintained an incredibly high standard of quality. Everyone has heard of them and everyone wants their items in their wardrobe!

We are the first to admit that their footwear isn’t cheap – but we believe that investing in a pair of Dolce & Gabbana shoes is something everyone must do at least once in their lifetime! Grab a genuine pair of pre-loved Dolce and Gabbana designer shoes and we’re sure you’ll be back for more. It’s a way of getting some fabulous Dolce and Gabbana shoes without breaking the bank.

We also love the fact that the brand also creates kid’s designer shoes – and these cute ballerina style leather shoes are perfect for stylish little girls.



6. Jimmy Choo

For designer footwear with the royal seal of approval, then look no further than designer Jimmy Choo. His shoes have been worn by Princess Diana and the Duchess of Cambridge.

The footwear brand has always focused on creating luxury shoes of the highest craftsmanship – with Choo being awarded an OBE in 2022 for his contributions to the fashion industry. The shoes may command a high price tag, but they are a real investment that will last a lifetime. You can expect to spend around £300 for a pair of Jimmy Choo court shoes, or you can pick up a pre-loved pair for under £100 from our Reliked website.



Find the best designer shoes to invest in

If we’ve convinced you to invest in a pair of designer shoes, you’ll find a huge choice of pre-loved designer pairs at our Reliked shoe shop, from all your favourite influencers and celebrities.

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