Left: Elena Iachi Dolly boots from Scarpa

From platform soles to cowboy boots — how to get on board with the retro shoe redux

There is a phenomenal footwear regression that has been influencing the trends of the last few seasons. It propelled the ugly ‘dad’ sneaker into fashion’s favour, heralded the return of snakeskin and has recently brought forth from the archives the revival of a noughties fave — the jandal.

And while some find it hard to get on board with the fact that styles like the cowboy boot are ‘back,’ we thought it high time we made a case for embracing the footwear of the moment, turning to one of our go-to stores for shoes that speak to the trends but in a modern and inherently wearable way.

From loafers that evoke the elegance of the 50s and 60s, to bold Western silhouettes, Scarpa’s new styles are helping us put our best feet forward when it comes to not only staying on top of the trends but also cultivating a collection of shoes that will ultimately prove timeless.

Clockwise from top left: Joseph Ripley loafers, Mulberry Cornwall loafers, Elena Iachi Cyrus boots, Robert Clergerie Arena platform sandals and Joseph Bardot boots all from Scarpa

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