The only Spring/Summer 2021 shoe trends you need to know
Comfort is key
From left to right: Valentino, Chanel, and Prada
On the fence about kitten heels? The contemporary takes from Valentino and Prada—featuring ultra-pointed toes—will convince you to embrace them. Otherwise, go for that hint of retro allure with the chunky low heels from Chanel.
From left to right: Altuzarra, Versace, and Tod's
We get it: Flatforms are one of the most polarising shoe trends, but designers are making a strong case for them by adding interesting juxtaposition of textures (Altuzarra), pretty hues (Versace), and eye-catching animal prints (Tod's) into the mix. Count on them to uplift your style.
From left to right: Simone Rocha, Dior, and Marina Moscone
Our choice of dancing shoes this season? Ballet flats. Timeless and chic, the SS21 offerings showcased the appeal of the classics, as designs closely emulate the traditional ballerina shoes. Regardless of your pick, you'll look en pointe.
From left to right: Jacquemus, Stella McCartney, and Coperni
Flip-flops are already considered a wardrobe essential at this point, and this season, brands are tuning things up by introducing iterations in chunkier silhouettes and thicker straps that are reminiscent of the early aughts. Find more options at Kenzo, Acne Studios, and Tom Ford.
From left to right: Tom Ford, Versace, and Victoria Beckham
Take note: High-shine chains are the best sidekick for your shoes this season. Whether it's adorning the straps or cinched around your ankle like an anklet, the details that are equal parts glam and edgy will elevate the plainest of outfits.
From left to right: Givenchy, Balenciaga, and Rosetta Getty
Call it slides or slippers, these comfy and practical shoes are the pandemic shoe of choice for a reason. A year on, brands continue to embrace the trend by releasing designs that highlight its charm—just imagine sinking your feet into a fluffy pair.
From left to right: Hermès, Stella McCartney, and Batsheva
ICYMI: Clogs are huge this Spring/Summer 2021. Dip your toes into the trend by opting the refined iterations from Hermès and Stella McCartney, or go preppy-bold with the cute mismatched pair from Batsheva.