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11 Different Types Of Women Footwear

Women love nothing more than shoes. We are sure that you must be having so many pairs of shoes. But there are many different types of women footwear that every lady must own. This will not only help you to give a new look to your outfits but also avoid some otherwise inevitable fashion faux pas. There are several types and different materials for shoes such as leather, suede, or rubber, you name it!

Types Of Women Footwear

Let us guide you with the top eleven types of women footwear that you should know about.

1. Pumps

2. Stilettos

3. Wedges

4. Spool Heels

5. Loafers

6. Kitten Heels

7. Mary Janes or Doll Shoes

8. Ballerinas

9. Brogues

10. Sneakers

11. Sandals

1. Pumps

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Pumps are a very flexible pair of shoes. They are normally flat or heeled shoes. Moreover, pumps also include the Canvas plimsolls with rubber soles. They come in various sizes of heels. Most pumps have peep-toes or round cut toes.

If we talk about the basic form of pumps, then they have closed counters along with a cutout top line. These features expose the entire top of the foot while starting at the toe box. On top of that, the classic pump has a seamless vamp. Not to mention the classic pump is made without laces, buckles, straps, or ties.

However, you can see many pumps feature peep toes, open, pointed, or rounded toes, ankle straps, and other adornments. Also, they come in different heels types of varying heights.

Pumps add instant glamor to any outfit, no matter it’s formal or casual. In addition, it makes you appear taller. Also, pumps adjust posture while accentuating the calves, buttocks, and chest. Lastly, it lengthens the leg and makes the arch of the foot more defined.

2. Stilettos

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These Stilettos are the elegant shoes that mean ‘needle heels’ in French. They add alluring elegance to your outfit that too in a split second. However, It’s not that easy to walk in these pencil-thin heels. But if you can carry off a stiletto then nothing compares to your glamor and finesses. Stilettos are the perfect choice to pair with evening gowns, slim fit jeans, and even desi kurtas. However, it is wise to avoid wearing stilettos during pregnancy and for a couple of months after delivery.

Stiletto heels are basically thin and long. The core of the heel is like a stem made of solid steel or alloy. Stilettos are also common in boots and shoes and are named after a stiletto dagger. Coming to the heel length, it varies from a few inches to almost 25 cm. Moreover, if a platform sole is used then the height can be increased.

3. Wedges

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In the feet world, Wedges are the comforters. You can easily bare your feet in these gorgeous beauties. The wedged heel makes you balance easily while walking as they give a lot more area to balance. Moreover, the wedges pair perfectly with summer dresses and maxi dresses. But nothing can stop you to pull off these shoes with jeans as well.

These are defined by a single piece of material as they serve as both the sole and the heel. Typically it has a sole that is much thicker at the back as compared to the front. Thus, making it a high heeled shoe style.

4. Spool Heels

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These spool heels that are a bit more forgiving than stilettos. Also, they are broader at the top as well as narrow at the bottom. We can easily say that they are more practical to walk in. There is a wide range of pumps and peep-toes that come with spool heels. Moreover, these comfortable pumps are suitable for every occasion and you can pair them with classy outfits as well as casual wear.

5. Loafers

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If your goal is only comfort then loafers are your go-to shoes. What’s more amazing than adding style along with comfort? For stylish casual wear, loafers are amazing. You can pair them with jeans, long skirts or even formal trousers. If you do it right, then loafers can also go with a formal look in a fantastic way. They are snug as well as comfortable. Not to mention, you can sail through a whole day comfortably on your feet wearing a pair of loafers.

6. Kitten Heels

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These kitten heels shoes have smaller heel lengths. Also, they do not put too much pressure on your feet. That’s why the name seems quite appropriate. You can wear them with anything as long as your ankles are visible while the heels also adding their own statement. You can also pair them with your Indian outfits such as kurtas with leggings.

A kitten heel is a slender heel which is basically as a short heel. It is mostly 1.5 inches to 1.75 inches high. Moreover, it has a slight curve that sets the heel in from the back edge of the shoe. Furthermore, these heels are known to be the favorite of power-packed women.

7. Mary Janes or Doll Shoes

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These Mary Janes or Doll shoes are characterized by low-cut, closed, and strapped styling. Usually, the strap is located over the instep. It comes in both heels as well as flats. You can easily decide the type of Mary Janes depending upon your attire. These Doll shoes are also known as Bar shoes. Whereas, Mary Janes is an American term for these shoes.

8. Ballerinas

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These shoes are highly comfortable, fashionable, as well as casual at the same time. You can get a variety of different designs in ballerinas, They can be dressy, plain, or sparkling ballerinas. You can pair them with almost any dress, the ballerina type depends upon the kind of dress you are wearing and the occasion. To put it simply, you can pair ballerinas with dresses, jumpsuits, gowns, jeans, etc. These shoes are inspired by women’s soft ballet shoes. It has a very thin heel that creates an appearance of no heel at all, along with closed toes.

9. Brogues

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Brogue shoes are professional shoes for women. It also revives the masculine trend if you are into that style. You can pair them with anything formal. Also, it looks great when you pair them with an oversized coat and boyfriend jeans.

The brogues are the quintessential formal shoes of every woman. These tie-up shoes get their name from the manufacturing method called ‘broguing’. It creates perforated patterns on the material. Also, they were originally one of the types of formal shoes for women.

10. Sneakers

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Sneakers shoes refer to the sporty type of shoes. They are suitable for outdoor activities such as trekking, running, sports activities, and all-day errands. Sneakers have come a long way, and are very popular among women these days. Also, they come in many different colors and patterns. You can wear sneakers with track pants, shorts, and casual dresses.

11. Sandals

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When it comes to all open footwear, Sandals are the umbrella term for them. There are many different types of sandals out there such as strappy, heeled, flip-flop, or sliders. You can pair sandals with dresses, jeans, and Indian clothing. It also depends upon the type of sandal you have bought. Talking about Indian attire, if you have purchased sandals that have a bit of heel, then you can wear them with sarees and lehengas.

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I was the president of the Fashionista Club at my college. That is when I discovered my love for writing on fashion and beauty, mainly to inspire others. Since then, I love to constantly lookout for fashion trends and beauty secrets. I am in love with the idea of going organic in terms of beauty. If I were a beauty product, I’d be Essential oil. Beauty is a healthy state of mind and the only beauty standard that I follow is anything that makes me happy and confident. I love to inculcate positive habits in me and have an optimistic attitude. I live by the idea of living life in harmony and to bloom with grace. I believe that the concept of Beauty & Style of anyone is something that is very personal and it starts with loving yourself. Afterall Bosswoman Vibes are the most sexy and you gotta believe in your inner Beyonce.

Mahima Mujral

I was the president of the Fashionista Club at my college. That is when I discovered my love for writing on fashion and beauty, mainly to inspire others. Since then, I love to constantly lookout for fashion trends and beauty secrets. I am in love with the idea of going organic in terms of beauty. If I were a beauty product, I'd be Essential oil. Beauty is a healthy state of mind and the only beauty standard that I follow is anything that makes me happy and confident. I love to inculcate positive habits in me and have an optimistic attitude. I live by the idea of living life in harmony and to bloom with grace. I believe that the concept of Beauty & Style of anyone is something that is very personal and it starts with loving yourself. Afterall Bosswoman Vibes are the most sexy and you gotta believe in your inner Beyonce.

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