My First Pair of Designer Shoes Still Look Brand-New 3 Years Later—Here's Why

Erin Fitzpatrick

I posted the above photo on my Instagram a few years ago. Since then, I've been wearing my beloved Aquzzura Alix pumps consistently—they have been to many a fashion party, endured an accidental detour in the mud, gotten a drink spilled on them, and driven hundreds of miles around Los Angeles. The best part? They Have hardly shown any wear. The colourful print, embroidery, and dark background all serve to hide normal wear and tear, so my shoes still look almost new three years later. 

On the opposite end of the spectrum, I have majorly regretted buying shoes that started to show wear immediately. I had a pair of light pink suede shoes that somehow got dirty from simply walking around my office. Ditto with a pair of white boots. Now I'll never invest in a pair of designer shoes if I have to be extra careful not to get them dirty—it's just not worth the hassle to me when I can opt for darker colours and printed shoes that won't show wear as easily. In that vein, scroll down to shop my favourite embroidered shoes right now. 

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