When it comes to a new season of trends, the most exciting and can’t-wait-to-try ones are not necessarily those that reinvent the wheel. It’s more about subtle tweaks to existing ideas or designs that meld two unexpected concepts together that make for the most interesting results. This is evident in the Spring/Summer 2022 shoe trends that have rolled out on the runways over the past month or so — it’s all about refining the best of the best.
The latest footwear silhouettes are ones you may have seen before, but they take on a whole new life — and inspire new styling possibilities — through the lens of some of the world’s greatest creatives. For instance, the classic loafer and clog return for spring. They have a comfortable, sturdy silhouette for those who aren’t quite prepared to switch back to traditional heels. Meanwhile, Fall/Winter 2021’s cozy plush-slipper trend gets a seasonal equivalent in zhuzhed-up beach shoes — yes, there are comfy, sunny days ahead.
As for options with height, the runway showed classic pumps, often in stark white shades and chunky heels. Additionally, T-strap shapes provided a blast from the past but were styled in a way that translated far beyond the Roaring Twenties references. Unexpected footwear came by way of playful details: Think flashes of neon hues and lots of eye-catching textural elements used both subtly and significantly.
Collectively, the new shoe trends provide a balance to the Spring/Summer ready-to-wear options you’ve taken note of. Where collections championed the return of suiting, footwear followed with polished but modern silhouettes. For craft-inspired creations, shoes completed the picture with beautiful texture and color. Ahead, explore all 14 of the themes to know looking ahead to 2022.
Ankle Strap Heels
The delicate ankle detail made an appearance on heels in several Spring/Summer 2022 collections, including pump, peep-toe, and platform varieties at Coperni, Loewe, and Victoria Beckham. While the look is quite timeless, the ankle-cinched silhouette is made for pairing with a shorter hemline or, in the case of Coperni, patterned tights that create a camouflaged effect.
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Heavy metals are a common recurring shoe trend, and chains were especially visible in the new collections. At Tom Ford, the designer placed heavy links across the foot and around the ankle, while Balmain’s straps resembled a linked watch bracelet. In true Chanel form, the fashion house’s signature woven chain-and-leather element acted as the strap on sweet ballet flats.
The forever iconic, versatile, and often gender-neutral loafer silhouette was a choice style at Proenza Schouler, Christopher Kane, and Ganni. While the beloved, minimal version is always a good choice, these brands amplified the look with oversized soles and heavy hardware details for a less traditional take on a classic.