It was most notable Fashion trends for spring-summer 2023 shoes. It is the balance between practical touches and innovative and different designs. Off-the-shelf designs have taken center stage, such as plastic models seen in collections such as Simone Rocha, Valentino and Coach, hosiery-inspired mesh patterns (at Bally, Chanel and Stella McCartney), even Loewe’s red pumps, made in Layers of latex balloons, which caught the eye when paraded on the Paris catwalk.
Glitter was also recurring and metallic silver was a highlight at Bottega Veneta’s runway show, offering pointy-toe pumps (a trend in itself for the season) and woven intrecciato shoes, too, with a slightly futuristic nod, especially in the knee-high sock boot seen across the runways of both Jil Sander and Sportmax.
- Meshes had their chance this season, but the most interesting thing centered around the fabric was the shoes.
- Socks-inspired designs, much like fishnets, made their mark with a throwback-inspired hybrid of Chanel and Stella McCartney’s stunning thigh-high ballet pumps and block heels, ensuring high marks.
- For a more wearable style, consider Nensi Dojaka’s woven basketweave wedge heel.
- Frills and frills, ruffled embellishments are back and producing some really cool pieces, the hot pink velvet sole with frills and plentiful pleats is the newest creation of Collina Strada.
- While Dries Van Noten introduced the rose trend with embossed layers of chiffon embossed above the heel.
- But the biggest buzz of all came from Loewe’s bold red shoes, adorned entirely with balloons, to simulate a kind of duffel-worthy look.
- We saw a return to the jelly sandal last summer, but it won’t end, there was plenty of ready-made lace at Simone Rocha and Loewe introduced a more modern take on materials.
- The Coach fisherman design in every color of the rainbow was already in our mental cart, proving that plastic really is cool .shoes
- There’s no doubt that flip-flops have been in vogue for a while, but this season, thong sandals have been treated to the runway with a thicker, wider strap.
- The bold designs harken back to the 2000s gladiator style we went through last season but with a utilitarian approach. Miu Miu has engineered nearly every look in the collection with this boot-meets-sandal hybrid, from ankle-heels to skinny knee boots, Max Mara nods to ancient Greek designs but with a modern twist.
Black and Silver Shoes
- Metallics are making a bright comeback and we can’t get enough of their super wearable styles.
- Bottega Veneta’s curved wedge heel takes on an artistic twist, while Chloe’s pewter clog nods to the spirited ’70s style the heritage brand is known for.
- Meanwhile, Tory Burch’s pointy-toe flats demonstrate how easy metal styling can be for everyday moments.
- There’s just something about wedges. This season, the Fendi show fueled the movement, offering slip-on sandals and high-heeled boots in a stretchy material.
- Dries Van Noten and Salvatore Ferragamo push boundaries too, with cutting techniques and craftsmanship that play with materials in new ways.
Mary Jane shoes
- In Milan, Prada brought nearly every look to the runway in Mary Jane heels, and if that’s not reason enough to invest in the trend, I don’t know what is. Or if Chanel is more your speed, the Maison put a twist on the style reminiscent of 1920’s shoes.
- While Coach sent sparkly heel designs with mini dresses and stockings to give the baby doll a retro feel.
- Puffy shoes got a reboot in 2023, this time, in the form of party-ready sandals.
- Just look at JW Anderson wedge sandals, adorned with rows of crystals, or soft round Proenza Schouler pumps in vibrant cobalt blue.
- Stella McCartney shoes also feature strappy sandals with just the right size for that long list of shoes wedding parties which will be held next summer.
- Satin is one of those extravagant fabrics that can make you feel luxurious. Designers introduced embellishments with fabric in some unexpected shoe shapes, like the clog shapes in both Ports 1961 and Etro.
- We also saw VJ Sander’s Satin and Sport Maxx shoes, in a range of pastel colours.
- There’s just something so easy about flat sandals, so it’s no surprise that there’s another season on the runway.
- For spring 2023, however, it’s all about a clean, classic vibe, with artisan-worthy details like Ulla Johnson’s woven leather options featuring an espadrille base and Jonathan Simkhai and Max Mara lace-up pumps with neutral palettes make this style noteworthy.