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Obvi, there are tons of cool, stylish, and innovative shoes out there on the internet. From sustainable and ethical finds to emerging designers to direct-to-consumer companies, the options are endless. But with so much to choose from, finding the ~perfect~ pair can be tough. Have no fear, though! To make life easier (because that’s what we do), we’ve narrowed down the search to just 34 of the very best shoe brands.
Whether you’re looking for a good sneaker to wear on your next neighborhood run, a strappy sandal for a night out with your BFFs, or just want a good everyday shoe, start with the list below. The brands ahead are ones that Cosmo editors absolutely love—from up-and-coming labels to timeless, iconic brands. Plus, they’ll have you right on trend for every season from spring to fall.
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The Twist, Dusty Violet Leather
Rebecca Allen offers classic nude heels in an inclusive range of tones and fun (but still wearable!) options like these pink mules.
Looking for the perfect spring and summer shoe? Vince Camuto is the place to shop. From strappy heels to platforms, there’s a lil something for every style.
Kinetic™ Breakthru Day Lace Sneaker
For those who wanna feel sporty—without having to, like, actually play a sport—check out all of Sorel’s adorable sneakers.
Charlotte Stone is about to become your go-to for everything bright and bold. The brand is known for their super chic clogs, but it also has sandals, heels, and boots, too!
Splurge-worthy pieces abound when it comes to Chelsea Paris shoes. These updated Mary Janes are seriously iconic.
Amina Abdul Jillil
Mocha Open Toe
Check out Amina Abdul Jillil for stunning and statement-making shoes that allll your friends will wanna borrow.
Puma is well known for its sneakers, and this pair of suede ones is perfect for your everyday look.
When you’re looking for an on-trend shoe, Jeffrey Campbell will def have what you’re looking for. From sneakers to sandals, you’ll love all of its styles, including these bubblegum pink ones that channel those spring vibes.
COSMO 2.0 LOAFER
Vagabond has a huge range of styles like square-toe ankle boots and these chunky loafers.
Eugenia Flat Croco Miel
Zou Xou’s sustainable shoes are timeless and comfortable, and its signature Mary Jane flats are a pair that you’ll have in your closet for the long run.
Camellia Pleated Bow Heels with Ankle Strap
Loeffler Randall creates fun jewelry, headbands, and handbags. But the brand’s shoes are the ones that really take the cake, like these pretty bow heels, for example.
Gladiator with Ankle-Tie Sandal
You definitely know Dr. Martens for its iconic combat boots, but it also has sandals like these popular lace-up ones.
The Puffy Earth Slide
R0AM has all the comfiest slides and coziest slippers in the cutest patterns and colors. Loving the ombre effect on these bbs!
Look no further than this brand for trendy options (hello to these braided straps!) in all the colors you could possibly want.
Club C 85 Women’s Shoes
You already know Reebok has vintage-looking everyday kicks on lock, and these effortlessly cool ones will be your new summer go-to.
Florida Soft Footbed
A footbed that molds to the exact shape of your feet over time = a great concept, IMO. Birks are a summer classic that happen to be super comfy.
This brand has bright hues and fun prints that you absolutely will fall in love with. Like, how amazing are these smiley heels?!
Palmella Pump in Sky
These chain sandals are just one of many shoes from Brother Vellies that’ll have everyone asking, “Where’d you get those from?”
APL: Athletic Propulsion Labs
Women’s Techloom Breeze White
APL’s soft knit sneakers, like this pair, will keep your exercise game on point while providing ALL the comfort.
Glenna Platform Leather Sandal
Schutz has all the stylish designs you’ve been looking for, whether you need a new pair for work or for a socially distant night out.
Unisex Chuck Taylor All Star High Top
How could we have a shoe brand roundup without one of the most classic sneaker brands around? Converse high tops are simply a wardrobe must.
This luxury brand designs handcrafted pieces in Italy and has a serious cult following.
Count on Shekudo’s colorful sandals to be there for you whether you’re going for a more laid-back vibe or something a lil more dressy for summer.
Renew Run Women’s Running Shoes
We’ve all heard of Nike, and when it comes to a sneaker that’s good for both running and day-to-day use, these are top notch.
Rothy’s eco-friendly shoes are spun from plastic water bottles. Cool, right? The knit material of its popular styles will feel like a hug for your feet.
Women’s 2750 Cotu Classic Sneaker
This classic sneaker—it happens to be one of Kate Middleton’s faves!—will never go out of style, and it goes with practically any outfit.
Fluff Yeah Slide Slipper, cream
The brand’s textured slippers are basically a quarantine staple at this point. Your cozy toes will have zero complaints when wearing them.
Salone Monet is your go-to for evening shoes; plus, the brand specializes in creating inclusive colors that match just about every skin tone.
Original Tall Rain Boot Black Gloss
A good rainboot always comes in handy, and Hunter ones are always a go-to when the clouds start rolling in.
Although its adorable wooden bags first caught our attention, Cult Gaia also sells some of the most unique and sculptural shoe designs out there. I mean, just look at this block heel!
Women’s Wool Runners
Trust this brand to make all the most fashion-forward silhouettes—in exactly the color ways you need—at reasonable prices.
V-10 Lace Up Sneakers
When Meghan Markle wore this brand’s sneakers on multiple occasions, it solidified its status as a go-to casual summer kick.
Ami PVC and metallic leather pumps
Yes, it’s pricey, but this brand has mastered the art of the statement shoe, with bright shades and bold pyramid-shaped heels.
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