What Shoes To Wear With Your Jeans

There’s a strong chance that you’ll live in jeans around the clock. This is denim after all, and it’s made to be versatile, durable, and effortless for near enough every occasion. Given your love for those classic blues (or blacks, we’ve got you), there’s also a strong chance you know all the pieces in your wardrobe that work well with them. However, one area that you might not be so clued up on is the denim footwear department. 


That’s right, every style of denim has its perfect sole mate. Now we’re not saying there’s only one shoe for each fit, but if you’re looking to maximise the USPs – from elongating legs to balancing body shape – there are a few specific pairs worth knowing about.

Here we break down the exact shoes to wear with every pair of River Island jeans, from a classic skinny to a retro flare or mom.


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Skinny + Strappy Heel

Legs for days? We’re just getting started. Our classic skinnies sculpt the leg and finish above the ankle for the ultimate elongating fit. Add a pair of stilettos and you’ll be ready for the runway


Shop Skinny Jeans     Shop Heels



Sculpt + Mule

When you’re putting all that effort into sculpting your behind, there’s no harm in lifting yourself in other areas too. Enter, the mule - a low heel to give your legs an extra elongating boost, to support all the good work your jeans are already doing around your derriere.


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Flare + Pointed Heels Boot

Flares and heels are a dream duo if you’re hoping to lengthen your legs. A solid block heel can also provide that little extra bit of extra height - just make it patent to up that 70s vibe.


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Mom + Western

Not all cropped jeans can carry it off, but there’s something so undeniably chic about a wide retro fit with an unexpected boot choice. We love a pointed western with an acid wash Mom jean for the ultimate rock’n’roll feel.


Shop Mom Jeans     Shop Western

Slim + Loafer

Ultra laidback Slims need a relaxed flat to match - so why not give loafers a try? Perfectly cropped to show off your shoes, we’re styling ours with socks for a 90’s styling hack that feels so now.


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Molly + Chunky Trainers

We’re all about the contrast, and in our opinion there’s nothing that showcases a pair of box-fresh new kicks like an ultra-skinny jegging. Add yourself a slouchy oversized sweater while you’re at it.


Shop Molly Jeans     Shop Chunky Trainers

Winning combinations...