Ah, the square-toe trend, a look that I have yet to try even though it fills the majority of my Instagram feed. Sure, just because every influencer or stylish Fashion Person is sporting a geometric shoe shape, doesn't mean I have to, too. But I can't deny that it has crossed my mind.
The thing about this very summer-friendly look is that square toes are usually found at the end of a very strappy sandal. That, my friends, is where I draw the line. (No disrespect to strappy sandals, though! They're just not for me.) I haven't really found the popular silhouette on a sturdier shoe, but now my search is over with these sandals from Melbourne footwear label Essēn. The thick straps assure me that they're comfortable and the chances of experiencing a wardrobe mishap are likely slim. Plus, the croc details add an extra punch of style to this already on-trend shoe. It might even withstand the square-toe life cycle, too.
Essēn The Summer Staple, $249, available here.
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