Below, check out seven of our favorite shoe trends for spring and find out how to get the looks for yourself. (Oh, and if you need some tips on getting your feet ready for sandal weather, we’ve got you covered):
1. All Wrapped Up
We saw quite a few pairs of shoes with extra-long ties, meant to be wrapped around the foot and ankle. Among our favorites were the styles at Marni, Jacquemus and Giambattista Valli.
Get the look:
2. Silver Styles
Metallics ― silver, in particular ― are less of a trend and more of a style staple at this point. We’d even go so far as calling metallic shoes neutral, because you can wear them with anything, be it a pair of jeans and a white T-shirt or a formal dress. On the spring runways, we saw silver footwear pop up at Balmain, Givenchy and 3.1 Phillip Lim, among others.
Aldo Wuldric slip-on loafer, $50 (sale price as of publish date)
Michael Kors Catia metallic leather pump, $65.25 (sale price as of publish date)
3. Feathered Feet
Feathers proved to be the embellishment of choice for a number of designers for the spring 2019 season. At Valentino, models wore chunky slides with matching plumes affixed to the back, while at Dries Van Noten, feathers showed up in a bunch of colorways and lengths. We also saw some plumage on the heels of Prabal Gurung’s colorful selection of footwear.
Get the look:
Steve Madden Scarlett pink synthetic feather heels, $39.99 (sale price as of publish date)
Sarto by Franco Sarto Olivette sandals with feathers, $69.50 (sale price as of publish date)
We love a good woven shoe ― whether high-heeled or flat ― for warm weather, and the spring runways did not disappoint. We saw woven styles at Salvatore Ferragamo, Stella McCartney and Tory Burch.
Matisse Vigo woven booties, $112 (sale price as of publish date)
5. Plastic Parts
Vinyl was a major trend on the fall 2019 runways and clearly it’s not going anywhere. It may not be the most practical footwear option for spring ― it’s not breathable at all ― but that didn’t stop Mary Katrantzou, Balmain and Giorgio Armani from fashioning it into shoes we’d definitely wear.
6. Extra-Large Flatforms
If you like the added height of a stiletto but don’t love walking in or wearing heels, might we suggest a pair of flatforms? They’re basically flats with a super thick sole, which gives you a couple extra inches, and they were the shoe of choice at Michael Kors and Leonard Paris.
Asos Tori leather flatforms, $42.50 (sale price as of publish date)
7. Chunky Sneakers
The fashion world’s love affair with ugly sneakers continues. We saw so many different iterations of the chunky shoes, but our favorites were at Christopher Kane, Versace and Roberto Cavalli.
Jeffrey Campbell Hotspot lace-up sneaker, $46.97 (sale price as of publish date)