If you’re a regular Who What Wear reader, you might think that we’re all currently sitting at our desks wearing summer’s latest shoe trends (aka Teva-inspired sandals, wedges, and floss heels), but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Now, don’t get us wrong—we love trying out all (and we do mean all) the latest footwear trends, but most of the time, you’ll find us wearing everyday basics. Think, loafers, ballet flats, and classic white sneakers.
Sure, the term “basic” has recently developed something of a negative connotation and probably conjures up images of “boring” shoe styles (like the ones listed above), but we’d make the case that these everyday items are the foundations of every effortlessly stylish ensemble. Admittedly, these are not the most thrilling pairs of shoes in our wardrobes, but they’re the versatile, low-key staples we wear on repeat. Without further ado, keep scrolling to see and shop seven “boring” shoe styles fashion girls can’t live without.