This spring/summer season 2022 is all about embracing fresh, new colorways, shapes and textures. From super chunky platforms that’ll give you serious height to heels with the coolest geometric shapes and detailing, consider freshening up your shoe rotation. Designers have interpreted the shoe trends with a dose of imagination and optimism. Colorful clogs, fluffy slides and smooth-textured flats are starting to find their way into our footwear collections. If you're already clearing out some space on your shoe racks for fresh additions, consider these the ultimate choices for 2022.
There's a chunky elevation that is going to be big in 2022. Happy colors and fun shapes feel more relevant than ever, given the circumstances. Brands like Acne, Saint Laurent, and Coperni have brought back an aesthetic from the '70s right on today's runways. Platform heels and sandals seem a lot more comfortable than a stiletto and go perfectly with spring dresses. Cute baby pink platforms paired with a total-black look can make an instant pop out.
A major collab has made its way to the fashion world: Jimmy Choo x Mugler. With a striking mesh fabric that wraps around the foot, the boots come in both a calf-grazing fit and a dramatic thigh-high style and are available in black and neon green. The boots' nude stripes give a very cool illusion that makes it look like you're barely wearing shoes at all. They're essentially the ultimate "out-out" shoes.
Another take comes for YSL with the approval of Hailey Bieber: the mesh boots embellished with rhinestones and suede details.
There's a modern take on classic wedges and we love it! This time, it’s infinitely more sculptural and exciting. Fashion houses like Magda Butrym, Fendi, Jimmy Choo, Acne, and Versace all debuted their own iterations.
Clogs aren't new at all, but 2022’s version comes with a lower, flatter heel and fun patterns like snakeskin or daisies. Be bold and jazz them up with wide-leg pants and bell-bottom jeans to give a distinctive artsy vibe.
From Proenza Schouler to Gia Borghini's collaboration with Pernille Teisbaek, modern slides are marked by a puffy strap on the upper and an exaggerated outsole. Whether you're running errands or meeting friends for coffee, these puff-strap sandals are the perfect easy slide to throw on.
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