Forever 21 Has Launched a Pricier Premium Leather Shoe Line

Meghan Blalock

While we admit to doing our fair share of shopping at mega-affordable mass retailer Forever 21, we have to also confess: their shoes have left us, at times, wincing from pain on the sidewalk. They’ve never been sold above $40, and though adorable, the quality sometimes reflected that price point—until now.

Representatives of the Korean-based company has announced that this week, it’ll start offering a new, higher-end shoe collection featuring designs made of real leather. We presume that the line, which will range from $49 to $79, is part of the brand’s overarching goal of matching some higher-reaching styles and premium materials found at competitors like Zara and H&M. 

MORE: 10 Pairs of Rad Snow Boots Under $200

“We are very pleased to be offering this line of premium leather shoes to satisfy the growing demands of our biggest fans,” Forever 21’s general merchandise manager, Linda Chang, said in a statement from the retailer. The statement elaborates that the line includes “10 styles, including metal-tip clogs with stained wooden heels and distressed genuine leather high top sneakers.”

MORE: Are You Ruining Your Pricey Shoes?

Check out a few of the designs below (we’re particularly fond of the tri-buckle loafers!) and head to to shop them now. You can expect to see the shoes in your local store by January 10.

forever 21 shoes

forever 21 shoes3