We’ve kept a close eye, both on and off the runway, of Spring 2017’s global runways. We already checked out the best runway shoes from New York Fashion Week Spring 2017, and now that London, Milan and Paris are behind us, we had a chance to take an in-depth look at all of Spring 2017’s footwear styles to help determine the biggest emerging shoe trends.
The runways were full of comfortable, wearable styles (with a few exceptions, of course!) like sneakers and minimalist sandals. You’ll also notice the return of the needle-thin stiletto, a ton of embellished mules and slides (and when given the chance, they will be your next go-to!) and much more. Here’s what you can expect!
From Céline to Anya Hindmarch, designers continue to show love to one of the most wearable sneakers on the footwear market!
Designers are kicking things up a notch (literally!) with elevated flatforms and platforms, making this silhouette a much more daring option than the beloved sneaker.
Michael Kors Collection
These ladylike sandals featured on the runways of Oscar de la Renta and Tory Burch all shed light to the idea that elegant sandals are totally acceptable to wear even on the most special occasions.
Oscar de la Renta
Embellished Mules and Slides
Moving to the opposite end of the spectrum, several designers capitalized on the growing popularity of mules and slides. Ever since the cult craze of the Gucci Princetown loafer, many designers are beginning to incorporate this backless heel into their Spring 2017 lineups.
What’s Fashion Week without a few eyebrow raising styles?! Just when we’ve thought you’ve seen it all, Christoper Kane created “glamorous” crocs, Gucci created a flatform sandal that comes apart and easily becomes a ballet flat and Balenciaga sent spandex thigh-high boots down the runway. These styles were definitely unconventional to say the least.
The Stiletto Heel is Back
Whether you love it or hate it, needle-thin heels are making a strong comeback in the most modern way!