5 of the biggest spring shoe trends, from ballet shoes to loafers
Practical and pretty – that’s how you could describe the shoes you’ll be seeing everywhere this spring.
Slip-on flats and supportive sneakers are ideal for everyday wear, and even the trendiest SS23 heels are mid-calf and sturdy – no wiggling needed.
These are five key runway trends to know about as we head into the new season…
1. Ballet shoes
With the never-ending renaissance of the noughties, it was only a matter of time before ballerinas would come back into fashion.
In fact, the rounded-toe flats adored by style icons Kate Moss, Alexa Chung and Amy Winehouse in the early to mid-2000s are back on the runways.
It started at Miu Miu AW23, followed by Todd’s, Simone Rocha and Balenciaga for spring.
Now ballerinas are all over the high street. Choose from neutral tones and bold color combinations.
Pretty ballerinas Rosario, £199
Accessorize Quilted Bow Ballet Flats, Nude, £22
2. Mary Janes
An evolution of ballet flats, patent leather Mary Jane heels are another ’00s favorite making a comeback, as dictated by Coach, Emilia Wickstead, Prada and more.
Remember how Carrie Bradshaw cooed in Sex And The City about Manolo Blahnik Mary Janes’ stiletto heels in the Vogue closet?
This time MJs are a lot bolder – think block, flared or platform heels.
Dune London Alanna Mary Jane patent leather block heel pumps, £90
Office Max Out Mary Jane Platform Courts Black Patent, £54.99
3. Fisherman sandals
The Row models Bottega Veneta and Gabriela Hearst strutted down the runway in black, white and metallic leather woven sandals and flatforms.
Fisherman sandals are the coolest shoe of choice for spring/summer girls and a must-have for the high street – pair them with a casual suit or a flattering maxi skirt.
John Lewis Black Dress, £79; John Lewis Lisbon Leather Caged Fisherman Sandals Black, £55, John Lewis and Partners
Oliver Bonas Fisherman Silver Leather Sandals, £69.50
4. Running shoes
In the sportswear scene, trendsetters are moving away from the ubiquitous all-white sneakers and embracing “gorpcore” designs meant for trail running and hiking.
In a variety of colors, these Gen Z favorites don’t have to match your outfit, and you can throw on a pair even if you’re just running errands.
Puma Velophasis Phased Sneakers Black-Intense Lavender, £120
Allbirds Women’s Trail Runners SWT Limited Edition Hazy Cobalt, £135
Adidas Ultraboost Light Shoes Cloud White/Core Black/Solar Red, £170
5. Backless loafers
The chunky loafers that have dominated world fashion for the last year are making way for more summery styles.
Take inspiration from brands like Saint Laurent, Hermes and The Row with a pair of minimalist slides in a pale hue.
Crew Clothing Eve open back loafers in nude, £69
Tu cream croc effect mule loafers with chain detail, £17
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