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For a spring wardrobe reset, consider starting from the ground up. Footwear is one of the easiest ways to transition your style from winter to spring, with warmer temperatures providing opportunities to bare ankles and toes, even. This season’s spring 2023 shoe trends offer an exciting assortment of both practical and minimalist to fashion-forward options, everything from Mary Jane pumps, embellished ballerina flats, sporty sneakers and a really great sandal assortment. Let our full spring/summer 2023 shoe trend report guide you through all of the seasonal ins and outs, from the need-to-know runway moments to the best investments for every day. The search for your next warm-weather shoe begins and ends here.
The fisherman sandal gained traction the past few summers, and the caged-effect sandal isn’t going anywhere yet. Opt between flat sandals and mules this season.
The humble packable commuter shoe is now a certifiable fashion must-have. These pairs will inject a fun pop of color into your spring wardrobe thanks to styles from Tod’s, Mansur Gavriel, and Miu Miu.
The Wedge Returns
Those seeking both height and comfort this season will love to hear that a wedge heel has made a comeback. Cult labels with strong accessories have embraced the trend from Khaite, Staud, to Alaia.
The ideal shoe for the days you want to feel a little bit more pulled together. A tiny kitten heel is added to thong sandals to slingbacks.
Dare We Say, Denim?
This spring 2023 shoe trend takes the Canadian tuxedo to a whole new level. In place of leather and suede, denim is an alternative option this season, from sandals and pumps to slides and loafers.
Retro-inspired sneakers with a contemporary touch. Smooth leather and suede sit atop a pebbled rubber sole, adding texture and grip. Pair these trainers with everything from tailored trousers to spring dresses, you can’t go wrong with any of them.
Dazzle All Day
Embellished footwear should no longer be reserved for evening wear. Case in point: crystal studded ballerinas and slides that look just as chic with jeans and a T-shirt. Who said sparkles should be reserved for special occasions?
On Point Pumps
This season’s assortment of pumps will make you rethink the category altogether. The classic workwear shoe gets a fashionable update from Bottega Veneta to Ferragamo.
High Saturation Slides
One way to get into the summer shoe spirit is with a pair of carefully chosen colorful slide sandals. Logo favorites from Gucci, Fendi, Valentino, and more are offering brightly colored versions of their classic silhouettes in delightfully summer-rich colors such as lemon, orange, and hot pink.
The Cowboy Mule
A little bit western, a little bit futuristic, the black mule gets a modern spin-off for spring. Expect new details like elongated pointed toes and sculptural heels. The silhouette is the perfect antidote to the baggy denim trend.
This spring and summer, step out on soft landings. Extremely-padded soles give this season’s footwear a bounce and a boost, seen on the runways at Proenza Schouler, Stella McCartney, and JW Anderson.
The complete opposite of the logo-fied loafer, these understated slip-on flats ooze quiet luxury. Minimalist in nature, these loafers are the perfect closed-toe option to bring straight into summer.
All About Mary Jane
Mary Janes have made the transition from girly to cool girl. Designers like Bottega Veneta, Prada, and Khaite, for example, elevate one of the most classic footwear silhouettes in the most convincing way.
Loafers Get Logo-fied
Instead of symbols that represent the brand’s house, like a horsebit or identifiable link buckle, luxury designers are now offering loafers with more, might we say, direct messaging.