When I wrote on our Who What Wear slack group last week that I was planning to pop into M&S on my way to work to try all their latest shoes for research, it was met with exclaims and admissions of how highly my fellow editors rate the high street hero’s footwear. “I have such a soft spot for M&S shoes” and “the comfort insoles are the one” are just a couple of examples. I personally consider myself a loyal fan as well, since some of my longest-lasting, most-loved pairs have been bought there in the past.
It’s not just the huge range available— from ballet flats to boots and everything in between— or the fact that the M&S design team seems to get it just right— always on-trend but still classic. It’s the quality, comfort and affordability alongside all these things that really sets their offering apart for me.
And when I popped in last week I wasn’t disappointed. The beginning of the season is the best time to shop M&S shoes, with plenty of sizes available in all the best styles. I tried on 20 pairs, but honestly I could have been there all day trying on endless sandals, loafers, trainers and perfect wedding-guest heels.
Below, I’ve picked out my 10 absolute favourites that I’m predicting will probably sell out by the time the warmer season gets into full swing. There’s plenty of easy-to-wear sandals I can see myself wearing with everything from dresses to jeans until the end of summer, as well as chic ballet flats and transitional spring loafers perfect for wearing right now. Keep scrolling to see my verdict and shop…