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Seriously Square

We’re just one seasonal step away from summer, the season of all things cute, flowy and bright. Time to get our shoe selection up to date! Here’s a funky 90’s look that’s enjoying quite the renaissance – it’s a look we square by!




Enter square-toed shoes. We know; it’s shocking. Just when you thought fashion was done with resurrecting all things 90s, another retro comeback hits the street style scene. But both delicate and dramatic renditions have been spotted on the dainty soles of our favourite fashion icons and influencers, proving that many are sold on this silhouette.

Rounded or pointed toed heels were once favoured over their square siblings, but it appears the creative masterminds behind some of our favourite fashion labels have developed quite a penchant for square-toed footwear in 2019. This retro runway contender once conjured up images of clunky boots and ‘nana’ style heels, but now all shoe styles are getting the square-toe treatment – everything from strappy kitten heels and sling-back sandals to leather mules and textured loafers.

For the faithful fashionistas, singular straps, miniature heels and on-trend colours like seafoam green and marigold are proving to be particularly popular styles. Test the textured waters with the prints of the moment; crocodile and snakeskin – perfect paired with a neon silk minidress or satin slip skirt.

Add some eye-catching elegance to a casual tee or blouse and classic cropped trouser combo with a polished pair of sling-backs in this style, or slip on some textured slides for a slouchy but stylish weekend look.




Best foot forward: Mikko Shoes

It’s been six months since Mikko Shoes arrived in Christchurch and opened its beautiful Victoria Street store. After a busy winter, the family-owned company has been preparing for the warm season ahead.



Metropol sat down with Mikko’s founder, Michaela Longstaff, to discuss some of the new trends arriving in store now.

  1. What are the key trends to look out for this coming spring/summer?
    Each new season we look for the vibrant new styles that are on trend, while ensuring they still feel classic enough to last for years to come. A great example of this is animal print – a huge trend for spring, but in our opinion, it’s now a neutral. This season the print du jour is the subtle, sophisticated snakeskin texture – we’re huge fans.
  2. How about new colour palettes?
    It’s all about those citrus and sorbet tones. From peppermint and seafoam to tangy tangerine, we can’t get enough of these dreamy feminine and joyfully bold colours that bring grace and energy to summer dressing.
  3. What new shapes are you excited about this season?
    There are so many beautiful, interesting heel shapes. Our elegant courts range includes styles with sculptured, art deco inspired heels which add gorgeous sophistication. And of course, Mikko shoes come in premium, soft leather and offer foot support. Comfort has never been so fashionable.



Pop in to 143 Victoria Street, Christchurch, to see Mikko’s experienced styling team for a personalised fitting. There is something to suit everyone this season from their unparalleled collection of heritage, handcrafted European brands.