There’s so much to say about spring/summer 2017 shoes. I don’t know about you, but I’m sure shoes tell so much about us and our personality. And there will be so much going on at our feet, next spring/summer, that we’ll have many ways to express ourselves.
So, what are the main shoe trends of spring/summer 2017? According to what we saw on the runways, footwear won’t go unnoticed. Platforms and flatforms, mules, pumps, boots and booties, wrapped-up shoes and sandals, strappy shoes, sneakers, logo shoes and embellished shoes. Heels (designers particularly indulged in creativity) and flats. These are the main trends. We also saw some updated, embellished Crocs. Let’s be honest, they’re ugly, anyway. So, hopefully they’are among those trends that won’t catch on. But I’m not that sure.
Platforms and flatforms were on many runways, sometimes exaggerated and (at least apparently) impractical, sometimes more delicate and wearable.
Mules are still going strong. I haven’t made up my mind about them, yet. I kind of like them but I still find them impratical since they slip out of the feet every two steps. Some designers made them with laces so probably I’m not the only one who has this problem.
Pumps, the LBD of footwear, will be anything but boring. Metallic, colorful, patterned, striped, embellished. I particularly like pumps with v-shaped vamp and in bright colors.
Warm leather shoes and boots. Did designers realized that when spring starts the weather can still be quite cold? Of course I know that winter shoes can be worn in spring, too! But at least we can start buying new shoes and actually wear them.
Wrapped-up shoes and sandals. Beautiful, feminine and practical. They look great if you have thin ankles. But if you don’t, what we (Italians) call “sausage effect” is guaranteed.
Straps will be everywhere.
Sneakers and sporty shoes. Since activewear is becoming the new casual, finally we’ll see sneakers worn with casual clothes and not evening gowns. Because sneakers and tulle dresses look cool on the runways and on Pinterest. But in real life… They don’t.
Logos are back. You don’t have to feel ashamed to show them. The circle of
Embellished shoes. Bejeweled, decorated with frills, bows, fringe and more.
Heels. We saw many types of heels. High heels, kitten heels, rounded, spiral, quirky heels.
Flats and slides. Who doesn’t like heels will have plenty of choice because we saw a lot of flats.
Pointed shoes were almost everywhere, but we saw a slight comeback of square toed shoes.
Shoes + socks. What a dilemma. Are they cool/edgy/ugly/funny? Are they stylish? It depends. I don’t dislike light socks with shoes but I don’t like socks with sandals, even if those sequined, sparkling socks seen on Off-White’s runway made me rethink of this unconventional pair. But I’m a huge lover of socks, I’ve never been into the bare legs trends, and I like socks that appear from brogues, booties and boots.
Sandals + tights. Better. When you want to wear sandals but it’s not that warm, yet. I like them.
We also saw a kind of hybrid version of shoes + socks. What are they, exactly?
So, these are the main shoe trends for the upcoming spring and summer. As usual, fashion shows can be a great source of inspiration but obviously not everything we see on the runways is wearable, unless you’re Lady Gaga!
Slippers, not particularly noticed during the fashion weeks around the world, have already been photographed at the feet of celebrities like Dakota Johnson. I’ve always liked them. They elevate simple outfits and are perfect with skinnies and leggings.
So, some say slippers are the first shoe trend of s/s 2017. Some say mules are. And so on. I think that picking just one trend is impossible. We need and wear different types of shoes according to the occasion.
And that’s all, for now. Another post about spring/summer 2017 trends is coming soon.
In case you missed it, here’s the post about spring/summer 2017 most wearable trends.