Fashion & Styling
The TOPModel Shoe Guide!
Shoes, shoes, shoes – we'd like to have them ALL! But just a minute – what are the names of the different models? What's special about them? And what should you wear with them? Here are the answers!
from the editorial team
For hour-long shopping!
Typical shape: Flat with low cut instep
Look best with: Capri trousers and drainpipe jeans.
Never wear with: Miniskirts!
Special feature:They originate from real ballet shoes.
For every occasion!
Typical shape: It's got a bit of everything - from boot to low shoe to sandal - but the sole has to be at least 3 cm high at the FRONT.
Look best with: Casual flares, capri trousers and skirts.
Never wear with: Elegant evening dress.
Special feature: Sometimes they're in, then out. Somehow it changes all the time. So just wear them when you feel like it!
For sporty moments!
Typical shape: Almost the same as a gym shoe, but not as functional.
Look best with: Sporty clothes - jeans, long or short, casual skirts.Never wear with: elegant skirts or drainpipes!
Special feature: Please don't wear them when you do sport. They're fashion shoes!
For cool appearances!
Typical shape: Closed back half shoe with a heel of at least 3 cm. Without fastening, strap, buckle or any other decoration!
Comfortable? Only for a certain amount of time.
Looks best with: Elegant skirts and dresses, but also jazz up jeans, tight trousers, baggies and capris!
Never wear with: Long skirt.
Special feature: There are lots of variations!
Small Court Shoe Parade:
For important dates!
They're cut like court shoes - but have an open toe. They're also called flamenco pumps.
For the red carpet!
They're cut like court shoes - but have a stiletto heel and a pointed toe. They are the classic high-heeled shoe.
For romantic evenings!
They're cut like court shoes (although officially they aren't court shoes!) and they are fastened with a strap around the heel.
By the way: High-heels are not court shoes!
High-heels do not have a typical shoe or heel shape. ALL shoes with heels of at least 10 cm are called high-heels.
For hot summer parties!
Typical shape: Open low shoe with wedge heel.
Comfortable? More than you'd think!
Look best with: Leggings, combined with short dress.
Never wear with: Long trousers or skirts, as then the eye-catching heels can't be seen!
For a girls' date at the ice-cream parlour!
Typical shape: Low backless shoe with heel.
Look best with: Skirts, dresses and capris.
Never wear with: Socks!
Special feature: Classic clogs (wooden shoes) are also mules!
For cold days!
Typical shape: Boots with different heel shapes that extend up to the ankle.
Comfortable? Depends how high the heels are ...
Look best with: Drainpipes, and short skirts with trendy tights.
Never wear with: Tucked in trouser legs!
Special feature: Ankle boots with stiletto heels are particularly in!
For lovely hours by the sea!
Typical shape: Flat sandals with Y-shaped strap
Comfortable? Of course!
Look best with: Summery, casual clothes - long and short skirts, dresses, shorts.
Never wear with: Elegant evening dress or wintery trousers.
Special feature: They are very light and usually inexpensive! And for that reason a lot of girls have a pair flip-flops to match each summer outfit in their wardrobe.