Rip in to the velcro shoe trend

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Could a flashback to the 1980s provide the latest shoe trend? Can velcro on shoes be cool again? Jeffrey Campbell seems to think so, with these two tone leather and suede pointy-toed heels with a velcro closure ankle strap.

And the brand isn’t alone. It seems velcro on shoes isn’t just for small children and old ladies, as high heel manufacturers also move in on the attraction of hook-and-loop fasteners on shoes. Function has become fashion once again.

ACNE has joined Jeffrey Campbell by also using a leather, suede and velcro combination: its creation are these 5.5 inch Ace ankle boots which fasten with both laces and, of course, a velcro strap.

It would seem velcro footwear has come a long way since 1968 when Puma became the first major shoe company to use velcro fasteners on a sneaker.


Jeffrey Campbell Solitaire heel, designed exclusively for Free People: new to Free People for $148.

ACNE Ace leather and suede ankle boots: available from net-a-porter for £454.17.