You Will See These 8 Shoes Everywhere This Year
When Vogue declared earlier this year that kitten heels were back it sparked an outcry (seriously) on social media, with one of our own readers even claiming she would rather have a toe-nail infection than wear a pair. Quite the statement. Yet these aren't the only divisive shoes making a return in 2017—cowboy boots, flatforms and white shoes can also generate some eyebrow-raising debate among even the most stylish of friends. If you aren't convinced, you'll be pleased to know that there are also some shoes that are destined to be crowd-pleasers, like ballet pumps adorned with ribbons or postbox-red shoes in every style imaginable. Pretty.
Scroll below to shop the eight shoe trends that you will see everywhere in 2017.
1. Cowboy boots
2. Kitten Heels
When we brought you the news that kitten heels are back, many readers were outraged. For the last 10 years, these heels have been firmly in fashion's Room 101, but thanks to Dior, The Row and many more reputable names, the kitten heel (and particularly in sling-back form) is back.
3. Silver Boots
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4. White Shoes
Flatform shoes are almost as divisive as kitten heels, but you're going to see them everywhere this summer, thanks to the likes of Gucci, Prada and Stella McCartney making them a catwalk essential. Also, there's no denying they are comfortable. See our rundown of how to wear them now.
Just like our jumpers—which suddenly all have ties and bows on the cuffs—ribbons are adorning our shoes, whether lace-up ballerinas, grosgrain-fastened ankle boots or ankle-tied stilettos.
7. Ballet Pumps
In the mid-noughties, thanks to Kate Moss, we all owned a pair of ballet pumps, and now they are making a triumphant return. The coolest ballerina shoes now have heaps of personality, with ribbons, sequins, glitter, buckles, feathers and embellishment. You can see our edit of the best of the bunch here.
8. Red shoes
Earlier this year, we brought you the news that primary red is the one colour that is flattering on everyone—which is a good thing given it's a key shade for handbags and shoes this summer. A pair of red shoes can instantly lift an outfit, and Martha Ward's red suede ballet pumps from & Other Stories above, for example, sold out in a flash.