Seven designer shoes worth investing in now

You’ll make money on these if you resell them

designer shoes

You’ll make money on these if you resell them

We know that there's money to be made in buying investment designer handbags like the Chanel 2.55 or the Louis Vuitton Speedy monogram. But is it the same deal with shoes, especially as they are more subject to wear and tear? The short answer is, yes.

You might not be able to achieve as much of a profit, but according to, Europe’s leading trusted social site for the resale of designer and premium fashion, there are a few key shoes that will never dip in value.

Their Fashion Resale Index revealed the average resale value across a number of key product groups and brands, and these seven shoes were the top winners for 2016...

Chanel espadrilles and two-tone slingbacks

Chanel retains the top value across the footwear category due to popularity of styles such as the Espadrille and Two-Tone sling back.

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Valentino Rockstud heels

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Valentino maintains a strong value following the enduring popularity of the Rockstud.

Isabel Marant Bobby trainers

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The popularity of the Bobby trainer and wide range of boots have kept the resale value of Isabel Marant footwear high.

Saint Laurent Tribute heels

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The Saint Laurent shoe category saw a sudden spike in 2013 in line line with Hedi Slimane's first collection for the brand. And the Tribute heel remains one of Vestiaire Collective's best sellers.

Christian Louboutin Pigalle

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Christain Louboutin is one of Vestiaire Collective's consistent top 10 shoe brands since 2010, with Pigalle being the most popular style.

Chloe Susana boots

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Chloe Susana boots are a great investment, you can recoup approx 70% of the original retail price back at resale.

So there you have it, in case you need an extra reason to invest in some designer heels, this is it...

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.