Although we're still only halfway through February and spring is still several weeks away (sorry for the stark reminder), retailers are ramping up their spring shoe inventory on a daily basis. Often, the easiest way to track trends is to see what directional retailers are stocking, and we're seeing one particular under-the-radar shoe style all over the new-arrivals sections of Gucci, Net-a-Porter and Shopbop: high-platform espadrilles.
Platforms have been trending for a few seasons now, but espadrille platforms feel especially fresh for spring. (Although, those who prefer feminine, dainty shoes might opt to steer clear of this trend.) While there are some spring shoe trends that are acceptable to start wearing now (e.g., kitten heels), we'd advise waiting until the weather warms up to rock these espadrille iterations, but it certainly can't hurt to purchase a pair now before the most stylish styles ultimately sell out.
Keep scrolling to shop some of our favourite espadrille platforms.
Meet Miu Miu's ballerina shoes 2.0. (They're already selling out.)
Sundresses have met their 2017 shoe match.
So many trends are represented in this one pair of shoes.
It wouldn't be a shoe trend without a Gucci iteration.
This wallet-friendly option is perfect for minimalists.
Saint Laurent is clearly embracing the trend.
These feel very French It girl.
Want more ideas for next season? See our guide to the biggest S/S 17 fashion trends.