With a new season on the horizon and a forecast that's preventing us from enjoying all that comes with it, we're dressing for spring the only way we know how during this tricky transitional (and unpredictable) weather by shopping all the new S/S 18 shoe trends.
Now that might sound a little overwhelming, but we've made this edit even easier to shop by splitting those covetable shoes into trends that we're predicting will go big. Sound good? Scroll below to find out which footwear trends you'll see everywhere come spring.
1. Polka Dots
Style Notes: If you're in the market for a print, let us convince you to slip into something of the spot variety. Yes, polka dots are set to be the print of the season and we couldn't be happier, as it is one of the more versatile patterns to wear. When it comes to shoes, choose neutrals—think navy, yellow, monochrome or tan—on every style from mules to pumps and even platforms.
Block heels are perfect for wedding season.
Your party platforms.
These are a street style set favourite.
Swap your sensible nude sandals for this standout alternatives.
We can always rely on Zara for impossibly cool heels.
Monochrome, polka dot and £20—there's nothing here we don't love.
Club Monaco is a great choice for unique heels.
Upgrade your workwear wardrobe with these sleek low-heel pumps.
Just add straight-leg jeans, a logo tee and gold hoops.
Best worn with a printed midi dress.
Style Notes: The eighties are back (did they ever really go away?)—and we're celebrating by investing in one (or more) pairs of white shoes. High, low, sandal, ankle boot or slip-on—there are so many ways to get in on the trend.
For the weekend.
Not into bright white? Try a subtle pinstripe.
Style with everything from printed dresses to off-duty denim.
Its never too early to start thinking about summer sandals.
These will get you all the compliments.
You'll get so much wear out of these.
We love the heel on these.
Perfect for wearing with midi skirts.
3. Chunky Trainers
Style Notes: Forget sleek, slimming, minimalist sneakers—right now it's all about embracing practical, clunky kicks that promise maximum comfort and maximum style.
Take on two trends in one with this punchy pink iteration.
You'll see this style everywhere this season.
Who knew PE-style trainers could look so good?
Just add ankle-grazing jeans and a chunky navy knit.
Eytys has nodded to the trend.
One more way to wear the logo trend.
And for the minimalist.
4. All the Sparkle
Style Notes: If bling just isn't your thing, then keep scrolling past this dazzling section, because in case you missed the memo, crystals are trending. Apply the sparkle to your shoe collection and slip into something glitzy.
We're so into green right now.
For fans of fancy flat shoes.
Love mules? You'll love this posh pair from Attico.
Manolo has your swish satin option.
Go for a glitzy heel.
These will take you anywhere.
Looking for something subtle? Try these.
These are getting us seriously excited for summer.
Or why not try classic pointed pumps?
5. Cowboy Boots
Style Notes: If you were on the fence about the Western trend, it's time to jump straight in because the style set has given it the green light. Still not convinced? Let a white ankle boot style be your entry point to the trend and style with slim-fit jeans and a checked blazer.
These are about to sell out, so get yours before they're gone.
Your versatile option, courtesy of Ganni.
Style with top-to-toe white for maximum impact.
Feeling brave? Try these.
if you're on the lookout for a subtle style, try this chic iteration from Topshop.
Layer under a maxi skirt and throw on a cosy cream knit.
Your smart option.
The low cut make these incredibly flattering to wear.
Your statement high-street option.
Not for the fainthearted.
6. Animal Prints
Style Notes: No surprises here—animal prints are still in. Think this is a safe option? One look at style supremo Lisa Aiken's impossibly cool look during fashion month will dispel any boring associations.
Style these with black cropped jeans and a white tee.
For off-duty dressing, just add jeans and a grey cashmere knit.
We're still investing in lace-ups.
Not big into classics? Try these powder blue mules.
Classic leopard flats get a new-season update.
You just can't beat leopard print pumps.
Bored of leopard? Try Zebra print instead.
Oh hello, party heels.
7. Directional Heels
Style Notes: Minimalists look away now, as this trend is all about embracing fun. Look to standout heel designs, vivid colours and unique silhouettes.
Nothing boring about this pair.
Chic and simple from the front, and they're even better from the back.
Nod to the trend in subtle mirror heels.
A guaranteed mood-lifter.
Lilac with a structured, chunky heel—these tick all the right boxes.
Another Loewe accessory to add to the wish list.
Two-tone mules with a super-square heel? We're on board.
Tibi has your workwear option.
Perfect for teaming with everything from florals to denim.
Go all out with these showstoppers.
Style Notes: As for colour, it seems that ice cream shades continue to dominate, with pinks, lilacs, powder blues, yellows and greens being the preferred shades to be seen in right now.
Swap your black boots for these blush leather alternatives.
We love the cutout detail on this Topshop pair.
Why not extend the trend to your summer sandal collection?
For something fancy, try Miu Miu.
No one will believe these are high street.
Or why not go for sock boots?
Perfect for pairing with denim.
Prada has your investment purchase.
Style Notes: See-through bags were one of the biggest trends to emerge during show season, but we've been spotted see-through shoes everywhere from Jimmy Choo to Zara. Start small with perspex heels or go all-out in something striking—this is guaranteed to get you noticed.
Slip into something with subtle mesh details to nod to the trend.
Looking for something barely there? Try these.
There's so many things we love about this two-tone pair.
A fun update on hero white boots.
Calling all maximalists, this is the pair for you.
The dream collaboration, right?
If you're looking for colour.
We're seeing these everywhere right now.
The ultimate statement heels.
Style Notes: So simple but so chic, slingbacks are firmly back on the fashion map. To get the look right for now, stick to mid-heel heights (preferably of the kitten variety) and team them with tailored trousers and chunky knits or structured shirts.
This is your wear-with-everything option.
These look far beyond their high-street price tag.
Another reason to love Mansur Gavriel.
These are a favourite with the fashion crowd and its not hard to see why.
To be worn with indigo denim and an oversized white shirt.
We're so into yellow right now, and this is the chicest way to wear the trend.
There's nothing we don't love about this pair from The Row.
And finally, why not try something gingham?
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