Kate Bosworth Talks Shoe Strategy Secrets and Her New Line for Matisse

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It's official: Kate Bosworth can add shoe designer to her ever-expanding resume. The actress teamed up with Matisse Footwear for 8 edgy styles ranging from embellished boots to sleek sandals (priced starting at $320). You can pre-order now from Nordstrom, or shop the full range of styles when they launch on April 20. To celebrate the debut, we chatted with Bosworth about her own shoe strategy. Get her answers and preview styles from the collection below.

What's the most important thing you look for when shoe shopping?Wearability mixed with versatility and timelessness. I am very decisive. I hardly ever make a senseless impulse buy. I am looking for a style that will stand the test of time but is also aesthetically interesting.


Any tricks for breaking in a new pair?Band-Aids! And wear them a little at a time. I once bought a pair of shoes in N.Y.C. and couldn't wait to wear them out. As we all know, there is a ton of walking done in the city. Needless to say, my feet were covered in blisters.

What style do you have the most of in your closet?Ankle boots. They are such a solid investment because you can wear them for every season.

What was the first pair of shoes you ever splurged on?When I was 18, I saved up and bought a pair of jeweled Manolo Blahniks for my prom. I still have them.

The pair you would never part with?The Oscar de la Renta shoes that I was married in.


Your go-to shoe for traveling?Something comfortable, like a sandal or flat boot. The "Catherine" boot from our collection is a great example. It's classic, but it can be worn in many different ways.

Your go-to for a night out?Anything Saint Laurent!

PHOTOS: See all of Kate Bosworth's best looks!

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