One of my most favorite accessories are shoes. If someone asked me if I would prefer to buy a pair of beautiful strappy heels or a designer dress, I would choose the heels without a moment's hesitation. But I do realize that shoes are more than mere adornment for feet or something that you accessorize your outfit with. Shoes protect our feet and provide cushioning and support while walking. You need a good pair of high quality shoes for wearing everyday or for doing specific tasks like walking, jogging, dancing and of course working out.
There are many shoe brands in the world but sifting the good ones from the not so good ones is a daunting task. There is no way for you to find out if a shoe is comfortable and of the highest quality until you wear them for some time. However there are some tell-tale signs that you can watch out for. A good pair of shoe should fulfill its purpose. For example if you are looking for a pair of good running shoe it should be ergonomically designed to withstand any wear and tear, it should be shock absorbent with good cushioning quality and above all it should be comfortable.
Top Shoe Brands
Given below is a list of some of the best shoe brands in the world. Some of these shoe brands are exclusively into the design and manufacturing of shoes while others are high-end brands that also design shoes.
Jimmy Choo - No woman can resist a pair of Jimmy Choo shoes. Jimmy Choo Ltd. is a high-end luxury shoe and handbag brand that was founded by shoe designer Jimmy Choo and Tamarra Mellon who was the then Vogue magazine's accessories editor. Jimmy Choo shoes are coveted by fashionistas around the world for its innovative designs and towering heels. The popular HBO show Sex and the City, elevated Jimmy Choo shoes to one of the most popular shoe brands in the world.
Nine West - Nine West is an Italian footwear brand that is known for its beautiful designs and incredible craftsmanship. Initially Nine West was launched exclusively as a footwear company but soon expanded into manufacturing accessories like sunglasses, belts and fashion jewelry. The best thing about Nine West shoes are that they combine comfort with high fashion. Although Nine West shoes are not cheap, they are quite reasonably priced. You can always expect to find a good collection of the latest styles and designs of shoes if you walk into a Nine West store.
Manolo Blahnik - If you have a special event to attend then you cannot go wrong with a pair of shoes from the high-end shoe brand Manolo Blahnik. This eponymous shoe brand is known for its hand crafted stilettos with extravagant use of diamante, jewels, feathers and rhinestones. Although shoes by Manolo Blahnik are sinfully expensive, you can be assured that you are just not buying a pair of shoes but a work of art.
Miu Miu - Miu Miu is one of the top shoe brands in the world and it was launched in 1992 by the luxury brand Prada. The shoe designs of Miu Miu shoes are quite distinctive and the bestselling ones are the patent platform pumps, Mary Janes and peep toe wedges. Since Miu Miu is a sister concern of Prada, therefore you can find the latest runway designs and styles of shoes. If you are a shoe collector, then you should definitely own a pair of Miu Miu shoes.
Adidas - When we talk of sneakers, the first brand that we recall is Adidas. Adidas combines fashion with comfort and they manufacture some of the best sports shoes for men. There sneakers are of the highest quality and they have a very wide selection of shoes that are tailor-made for playing different sports and for a particular workout regimen.
Puma - Puma is a German shoe brand that is known for its premier athletic shoes. Considered as one of the best shoe brands for men's shoes, some of their collection is unisex too. They have a wide selection of sports shoes with the most popular sneaker designs being "The Suede", "Speedcat" and "Roma Fader".
Christian Louboutin - An iconic shoe that is instantly recognizable is the signature red sole Christian Louboutin pumps. Christian Louboutin is one of the most popular shoe brands and the designs are wide and varied. From pumps, sandals, wedges to boots, a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes is one of the most coveted shoes in the world.
Some other high-end shoe brands that are considered to be best in women's dress shoes are Salvatore Ferragamo, Aldo, Fendi Dorothy Perkins, Holly Shoes, Tod's and Juicy Couture. Popular shoe brands for men are Clarks, Kenneth Cole, Converse, Nike, Sketchers, Reebok and Barker Blacks. Shoes are one of the most important accessories and with so many good brands of shoes, finding the right pair that is comfortable and attractive is no longer a difficult task.