The Polar Vortex has us all feeling a little under the weather. Fight the gloom with some shoeshine! From classic cap toes to angular slices of silver to the thinnest gold rims, there’s a tip for every taste, whether it’s cold, hard metal or simply metallic leather.
Balmain 110MM Mesh Lace Metallic Toe Boots: Why stop at a metallic cap toe when you could add a heel? This is heavy metal at its most elegant. Black lace and gold evoke sophistication, while the heel maintains a contrasting sense of edge. On Luisa via Roma for $1,507.
Christian Louboutin Chelita 85-Metal Detailed Leather Boots: This is where the real edge is at, though. The ‘80s rock-inspired boot will get you in touch with your wild side in no time! On NET-A-PORTER for $1,795.
Miu Miu Metal-Tipped Suede Ankle Boots: Miu Miu elevates a pair of comfy flats with razor sharp silver. On NET-A-PORTER for $890.
Alexander McQueen Gold-Capped Suede Pumps: The Brit label known for elaborate prints is just as capable of toning things down. McQueen refines the shoe style with barely-there toe caps. On NET-A-PORTER for $820.
Giuseppe Zanotti Bow Cap Toe Loafer: For something a little sweeter (and sweeter on your post-holiday budget), Giuseppe offers a satin bow tie loafer. The royal mix of purple and gold will have you feeling more like a duchess than a biker babe, which just goes to show how different metallic-tipped shoes can be! Exclusively at Barneys New York for $289 (from $725).