I’ve already waxed poetic about the classic clothing items you should never purge from your closet (like a blazer or skinny jeans), and that story generated so many conversations that I felt it might be helpful to expand into another wardrobe staple: shoes. While shoe trends come and go, there are some styles you can let go of with little chance you’ll want to wear them again (I’m looking at you, wedge sneakers), and there are other styles you’re guaranteed to regret within months of tossing them.
Now I’m not talking about shoe styles that are totally thrashed. If you’ve worn a pair of shoes out past the point of repair, then, by all means, get rid of them. But if it’s one of the styles I’m about to discuss, do yourself a favor and replace them with a new pair ASAP.
The below five styles are arguably the best shoe investments you could make because these simple, classic looks will always be on-trend and an important part of your wardrobe. From polished pumps to sleek black ankle boots, keep reading to see and shop the five shoes you should never ditch.